Ashley dEpaulis (she/her)
Do you have a specific area of sustainability that interests you the most? Why do you CARE about that specific area? (i.e. energy, water, waste, transportation, etc.)
At first I didn’t think I was a fit for the Women In Sustainability network, not in the traditional sense since my work is not related to environment and transportation. Once I spoke with Becky and she shared the CARE motto with me, I began thinking about how our health and our energy is directly impacted by our environment and vice versa. I CARE because we can’t do this work alone, nor can it be done in silos, it truly does take community, advocacy, resources and education.
What interests / excites you most about being involved in (Women in) sustainability? Learning various ways I can support co-creating a sustainable environment, along with sharing my voice and expertise as part of this symbiotic relationship. WIS takes me back to my public health roots and reminds me that co-leadership in a charged and challenging time is so important. I also look forward to having fun while building new relationships with friends and colleagues.
Finish this statement: I CARE Because … I CARE so much about the ecosystem of our health and wellbeing, and by raising our personal worth and value within feeds how we choose to take care of the environment. An imbalance occurs when we take care of one and not the other, it’s a symbiotic relationship!
What are some self-care tips you like to share?
- Keep it simple superstar—KISS!
- Take recess breaks-—procrastinate on purpose and allow yourself to experience joyful moments throughout your day, whatever that means to you. This will improve your productivity and focus.
- Move, Breathe, Play—Repeat
What is your favorite quote?
Right now it’s:
Angels can fly because they take themselves so lightly. -G.K. Chesterton
It reminds me that I’m not alone and not to take myself or anything else too seriously.
What are some things that bring you joy?
Nature, movement, music and the people I love, especially my best companion dog, Sanders!
Community Voices Webinar January Topic:
Give Your Mind A Rest With Recess: Purposeful Play to Thrive in Business & in Life
Play is a source of aliveness, it let’s the kid within win! By giving your mind a rest you gain access to states of curiosity and flow. Join us to explore play as a practical self-care tool that helps you de-stress on demand, and make profitable decisions in business and in life.