43) Bringing sustainability to the mass market by making it accessible to all with LunchSkin's Founder Kirsten Quigley
By Kaméa Chayne - Eco Creative, Social Entrepreneur, Author, Holistic Health Coach
How was our guest today able to get her eco-friendly lunch bags available not just in eco-focused stores, but also in the mass market through big box retailers like Target and T.J. Maxx? Even though issues with plastic pollution have already been around for decades, what did it take for us to wake the world up about this on a global scale, as we have in the recent months? Kirsten Quigley, founder of LunchSkins, shares her wisdom with us today. HIGHLIGHTS: [6:30] Kirsten: "It occurred to me that I had an opportunity to bridge the gap between what kids learn in school and then what they can do at home to create a ripple of effect of learning and living those values." [7:05] How LunchSkins first got started. [9:15] Kirsten: "If everyone could do this small thing, then it could have a really big impact." [12:08] Kaméa: "What did LunchSkins do to inspire this shift toward a more eco-friendly mindset in your customers?" [13:38] Why plastic pollution is a personal health issue. [14:05] LunchSkin's biggest challenge so far in growing the brand. [18:25] Kirsten: "We don't want being sustainable, being greener, to be a privilege." [22:25] Kaméa: "What do you think it took to wake the world up to our plastic pollution problem?" Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!