Lisa Mastny, Senior Editor
Lisa Mastny is the editor of Worldwatch's flagship annual report, State of the World, as well as a variety of other research publications. She provides editing support to Institute communications and marketing staff and is the former senior editor of World Watch magazine, which ceased publication in July 2010. Lisa served as a member of the Worldwatch research staff from 1998 through 2004, where she contributed her writing to State of the World, Vital Signs, and other Institute publications. She was co-director of the 2004 project on "The Consumer Society" and helped conceive and compile the online consumer guide Good Stuff: A Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Things We Buy.
In addition to her work at Worldwatch, Lisa provides editing and communications services to a variety of other sustainability and international development organizations, including REN21, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Food & Water Watch, and the Center for a New American Dream. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado in her hometown of Durango, Colorado.
Before coming to Worldwatch, Lisa worked briefly at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of International Activities, where she was involved with projects related to the EPA's environmental security initiative in the Middle East and Baltic states. She has also worked at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy, and Environment in Germany and for Greenways/Zelene Stezky, an organization seeking to promote cultural preservation and sustainable tourism in the Czech Republic.
Lisa studied sustainable development and social ecology at Yale University, where she earned joint master's degrees in International Relations and Environmental Management. Her graduate thesis examined the need to incorporate considerations of a full range of social and economic values into the theory and practice of ecological restoration. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Lisa enjoys exploring different cultures and has visited more than 35 countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Consumption, Responsible Purchasing, Travel and Tourism, Editing and Communications.
- "Examining the Connections Between Population and Security" (with Richard P. Cincotta), in State of the World 2005.
- "Purchasing for People and the Planet," in State of the World 2004
- Worldwatch Paper 166: Purchasing Power: Harnessing Institutional Procurement for People and the Planet, July 2003
- Worldwatch Paper 159: Traveling Light: New Paths for International Tourism, December 2002
- "Redirecting International Tourism," in State of the World 2002
- "Controlling International Environmental Crime" (with Hilary French), in State of the World 2001
- Feature articles for World Watch magazine on international environmental crime, ecotourism in Belize, and the Arctic environment
- Contributions to Vital Signs on topics including global ice melting, transboundary conservation, coral reefs, species cloning, and infectious disease