Elizabeth Maclennan

Elizabeth MacLennan

Elizabeth MacLennan is a fact checker and editor with a background in earth sciences and sustainability. Her
expertise and research range from climate change to sustainable home and garden design. She has extensive knowledge on plant care as well as years of research experience in environmental studies.


  • 5 years of experience in environmental studies and sustainability research


Elizabeth has worked as a fact checker for multiple brands since 2020, including Treehugger, The Spruce, and Travel + Leisure. She has also worked as a freelance editor for academic journals, specializing in earth sciences, sustainability, and climate. She has a master's degree in physical geography and spent two years as a lab researcher to understand climate change.


Elizabeth holds an M.S. from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Expertise: Sustainable Home and Garden
Education: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location: Knoxville, TN
Title: Fact Checker

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce reaches 32 million people each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy advice by certified experts for your home and garden.

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