Marc Lallanilla

Marc Lallanilla is a sustainable living and green design expert and a former writer for The Spruce. He contributed articles on green living, like how to recycle properly or master green cleaning. He is a freelance journalist who covers environmental topics.


  • Member of the Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Former environmental consultant and natural resource planner


Marc Lallanilla is a former writer for The Spruce who contributed articles on green living and sustainability, whether it's how to recycle properly or how to master green cleaning. He wrote for The Spruce for four years.

Before The Spruce, Marc spent many years as an environmental consultant and natural resource planner for private companies and government agencies, including Unocal, the City of Austin, Texas, and the California Department of Water Resources. He has also worked as a writer and editor covering topics such as green-collar jobs and sustainable design. His work has appeared in a range of print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times,, Live Science, and Everyday Health. He is currently an editor at A+E Networks.


Lallanilla received his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in environmental geography and architecture. He completed his master's degree in environmental planning at the University of California, Berkeley, submitting a thesis on ecological restoration. Lallanilla also studied in New York University's graduate program in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting.

Expertise: Green living, Sustainability
Education: University of Texas at Austin, University of California, Berkley
Location: Newburgh, New York
Title: Green living writer

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