Stephanie Vail (she/her/hers) – On the Move with Vail

Occupation: Denver Metro Realtor

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.) energy, food, clothing

What interests / excites you most about being involved in sustainability? I think there is a lot of energy and momentum in sustainability going on right now. I know in our household, we are always looking for ways that we can be better for the environment and in the past year switched to an electric car, being a single car family and put solar panels on our home. Also, now that we have integrated some of these practices into our life, we can help be an ambassador and hopefully help others feel like these are approachable options for them as well! As more options and developments become available we love to find ways to integrate more sustainable practices into our daily life. That’s the exciting part about sustainability- it’s always evolving!

Finish this statement: I CARE Because … I care because… it is vital that we take action steps now for the next generation!

What are one or two of your favorite sustainability tips or tricks that you like to share with others? I absolutely love clothing swaps- people aren’t always aware that fashion is one of the largest pollutants and people come not really knowing what to expect and walk away with incredible pieces that get a second life! Last year I was a part of my first CSA which supports a local farmer and provides fresh produce all season! It was a fun way to explore some new (to me) vegetables and support a local restaurant and their farm in my neighborhood.

What are you most excited about when it comes to being a Women in Sustainability Member? I absolutely love being in the Women in Sustainability space as I am always learning so much from passionate experts in their field. I love being able to learn, connect and integrate tips into my daily life so that I can show up and live in a more sustainable way! After the last few years I am so excited to gather in person! I am always looking for ways to stretch and grow and find this community to be so motivating and inspiring. I love the variety of events and topics that are covered and look forward to diving in!

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