Mary Mazzoni

Based in Philadelphia, Mary Mazzoni is the senior editor of TriplePundit. She is also a freelance journalist with a passion for storytelling and sustainability. Her work has appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News, Earth911, the Huffington Post, Sustainable Brands and the Daily Meal.

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian with an interest in climate resilience, clean tech and social justice. You can contact her at mary@triplepundit.com.

Constructed using traditional practices, the open-air greenhouse at the foot of Mount Salkantay will mimic the natural environment of native seedlings.

Coming Together to Tackle Deforestation in Peru

At nearly 15,000 feet above sea level, the highland regions surrounding Peru’s Mount Salkantay are home to the most elevated forests in the world. But locals say these forests are under threat.

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The First Hyperloop Trip Could Happen This Year

While most of us weren’t paying attention, a handful of private companies have been quietly working to make Elon Musk’s vision of supersonic transport a reality.

A gas leak sickening residents in Los Angeles county may not be repaired until February or March.

3p Weekend: When Botched CSR Turns Deadly

In each of these events, which hit the headlines over the past two years alone, the shirking of government and corporate responsibility went beyond the shameful and into the dangerous and deadly.

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3p Weekend: The Silicon Valley You Won’t See on Postcards

Thanks to the influx of large tech companies, the San Francisco Bay Area has ballooned in both wealth and population over the past two decades. But the picture isn’t always as pretty as those postcards of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Ernesto Ore (far right) explains the history of the Maras salt mines in Peru's Sacred Valley.

The Best Job in the World?

For 10 years, Ernesto Ore has trekked the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with around eight REI tour groups a year, but he says it never gets old. “I’m happy to share my culture,” he told 3p, “and I think I have the best job in the world.”

The women of Chinchero practice ancient weaving traditions that have continued on, mostly unchanged, for hundreds of years.

REI Brings Ecotourism Alive in Peru

It’s basically impossible not to be humbled by the natural beauty of Peru. But, as tourism continues to rise in the region, this brings to mind a vital question: How can we ensure travelers tread lightly — leaving no negative footprint on the region or, ideally, making a positive impact on the communities they visit?

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3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About COP21 — Week 2

This morning, Nick Nuttall, coordinator of communications and outreach for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), told the press that COP21 negotiations will continue into Saturday “to reach the best possible deal.” While we’re waiting to see if the Paris talks will culminate in a long-awaited global agreement on climate change, let’s catch up on all the big news of the week.

This installation outside the COP21 proceedings at Le Bourget displays the flags of all 195 countries participating in the conference.

Oxfam: Developing Countries at Risk of Being ‘Squeezed Out’ of Paris Negotiations

On Tuesday morning in Paris, Oxfam Australia’s executive director, Helen Szok, issued the following statement about the ongoing COP21 negotiations: “Developing countries are at risk of being squeezed out of critical negotiations as the pace of talks intensifies. The small delegations of the poorest countries are being stretched, and it is vital that ministers ensure their voices are heard on critical issues like climate funding as the deadline for the Paris deal looms.” TriplePundit sat down with Heather Coleman, who manages Oxfam America’s climate policy work, to find out more.

This scaled-down Eiffel Tower art installation greets event-goers at the start of the 'Champs-Élysées' at COP21 at Le Bourget in Paris.

Tackling Our Urbanized Future: Solutions from COP21

The building and construction industry has the potential to avoid about 3.2 gigatons of CO2 equivalent by 2050 through mainstreaming already existing technologies, experts said during a media briefing on Thursday for the Lima-Paris Action Agenda’s Focus on Buildings.

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3p Weekend: Everything You Need to Know About COP21

If you haven’t already heard, the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) kicked off this week in Paris — and the TriplePundit team is on the ground taking in all the action. Did you catch all the big news? Spend a few minutes this afternoon to make sure.