This year's Green Initiatives committee has been a little different than past years because all of the MS Teams meetings in plce of in-person meetings. However, there is no drop in passion for sustainability as we work to make environmental topics more known by providing interesting and engaging content.
One of the biggest challenges this year has been our inability to connect with committee members in person, but we still a fun time online talking with committee members and getting to see them in their natural environment.
A really cool opportunity that came with the pandemic been our goal to be more intentional about community engagement and working with great organizations. One of the organizations that we worked with is Change Today Change Tomorrow, a local non-profit working hard to increase accessibility to resources and foster community among marginalized Louisville residents. Green Initiatives had the opportunity to help Change Today Change Tomorrow build raised garden beds.
We also took the opportunity to support Koko The Shop, a local sustainable living shop and refillery. We highly recommend you check out their hair and body care products.
Overall, it was really cool giving back and make people’s day as we support local shops in a time when business everywhere can be really slow.
Green initiatives this year has been an amazing experience!
Briant Grant is the co-director for Green Initiatives.