Maria McCain

Sustainability Coordinator
Natural Resources Defense Council

Maria McCain is the Sustainability Coordinator at Natural Resources Defense Council. Her work encompasses the organization’s seven offices and 700+ staff members. She analyzes extensive data on waste, water, energy, and travel to develop and implement strategies that minimize the organization’s carbon footprint. McCain also focuses on NRDC’s internal construction projects, embracing healthy materials and sustainable design. Previously, she worked with Universal Waste Systems helping to roll out the first zero waste program in the City of Los Angeles. McCain is a TRUE Advisor, LEED accredited, and received a master’s degree in environmental monitoring, modeling, and management from King’s College London.