Growing up on the water in Virginia Beach, Lauren has always been fascinated by the ebb and flow of our relationship with the natural world. Coming from a family of restaurant owners, she saw direct effects of consumer power on the economy and our community well-being. Struck with motivation to cultivate positive relationships between communities and our shared environment, she found herself with a passion for environmental communication. Lauren believes in the power of interdisciplinary collaboration to aid in this environmental crisis. She uses her free time reading, cooking, gardening, hiking, camping, and rock climbing. Lauren joined GreenBlue in 2019 as a project associate for the flourishing How2Recycle program, and loves being able to work with companies that keep their consumers – and our environment – in mind.