Starting 2020 with a bang, Marina McCoy was named a pioneer and expert in her field by the Burlington Free Press. In March 2020, she was awarded Vermont's Young Entrepreneur of the Year, along with being nominated for 1% For The Planet's Pinnacle Award: Unleash Passion Every Day.
Marina McCoy is an award-winning, Sustainability Strategist and Founder/CEO of Waste Free Earth. She has been living zero-waste for the past six years and loves sharing her enthusiasm for waste reduction with anyone willing to learn through workshops, speaking engagements, and social media outlets.
Her main passion is creating sustainable strategies for events and businesses; from small community events, to weddings, corporate events, and music festivals with over 100,000 attendees. By working in the sustainability field for over half a decade, she has developed proven strategies that lower the environmental impact and reduce overall waste consumption at each event she works with.
She also creates sustainability-focused content for brands through writing blog posts, creating social media posts, cultivating mindful engagements on websites and being a spokesperson for certain brands that align with her values.
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Every year I collect my non-recyclable or
non-compostable waste in a mason jar.
The jar above is my waste from 2019.
Zero Waste Strategies
Green Event Planning
Workshops and Webinars
Work & Clients
2016 - Present
FOUNDER/CEO at Waste Free Earth
Waste Free Earth is an award-winning company that builds custom sustainable strategies to lower the environmental impact and reduce overall waste consumption for hundreds of thousands of event guests and their hosts each year.
Waste Free Earth is on an overall mission to create long-lasting systems that inspire individuals, businesses, and special events to eliminate waste and incorporate reusable products within their daily operations.
"At SnowGlobe, we are passionate about protecting our environment and thus the decision to work with Marina and her team was a no brainer. As long as we are producing events, there is a full commitment from my team and I to be working alongside the Waste Free Earth organization."
- Chad Donnely
CEO/Founder MTV SnowGlobe
Sierra Nevada University
Dual Degree, Cum Laude
BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sustainability
BSBA in Ski Business and Resort Management
Most Innovated Student of the Year
Inspiring Community Impact
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (Received twice)
Notable Achievement Award
Student Research Symposium, 2nd place award, Combating Food Waste at SNC
Outstanding Achievement Award
Best Club of the Year (Wild Women of Tahoe)
Student Government Vice President
Student Government Sustainability Chair
Sustainability Club Co-President
Green Council, Founder & President
Wild Women of Tahoe Club, Founder & President
Volunteering, building community, fostering change, sustainable living, comedy, books, nature, van life, dancing, cooking, live music, and being with friends and family.