Oct. 18, 2021

72: Learning to THRIVE - Sustainability Redefined, with Stephanie Lentz

“Rest is not a luxury, it is essential… Our mission is to teach people how they can improve the quality of their lives while they're learning to walk more gently on the planet. So this shouldn't be some extreme sacrifice. This should feel good. It...


“Rest is not a luxury, it is essential… Our mission is to teach people how they can improve the quality of their lives while they're learning to walk more gently on the planet. So this shouldn't be some extreme sacrifice. This should feel good. It should feel expansive. You should feel this kind of freedom. “ - Stephanie Lentz

Stephanie Lentz, founder & CEO of zero-waste grocery store Scoop Marketplace, joins us today to share the realities of starting and growing a sustainable business. Sustainability, as Stephanie defines it, is more than protecting and preserving the planet - it’s just as much about taking care of yourself.  

 

Topics covered: 

  • How grocery shopping and our consumption of food has an impact
  • Microplastics and their impact on the environment
  • Zero Waste Living: What is a “zero-waste” grocery store?
  • Finding enjoyment in sustainable practices
  • Learning to thrive: “Rest is not a luxury, it is essential!”
  • Discovering entrepreneurship as a career path 
  • How to be a good leader
  • Emphasizing education, evolution, and growth: Investing in personal & professional development
  • Work-life harmony > Work-life balance

 

Stephanie’s bio (via Scoop Marketplace website): 

Stephanie grew up in the Seattle area and enjoys exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She has always chosen to follow her passion, and for many years that meant working with kids, teaching baking/cooking classes, catering for friends' parties, becoming a certified dance fitness instructor, and dabbling in performing arts. After becoming a mom, Stephanie took a particular interest in how her family's daily habits were impacting the planet, and after a bit of research, she realized it was time to make some drastic lifestyle changes. Stephanie created Scoop Marketplace out of a need for a grocery store that aligned with her family values. She is thankful to have an opportunity to bring her passion and skill together by teaching people how to live more sustainably and take intentional action to build the world they want to live in.

 

Connect with Stephanie & discover Scoop Marketplace:

scoopmarketplace.com

https://www.instagram.com/scoopmarketplace/

Book mentioned: Bare, by Susan Hyatt 

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