ROOKIE LAUREN

Sonja Georgevich small logoWe are honored and proud to present Lauren Singer to you, our Rookie of the Month May 2015. This young lady is already making quite a name for herself through her blog Trash is for Tossers. It documents her Zero Waste journey and shows that leading a Zero Waste lifestyle is simple, cost-effective, timely, fun, & entirely possible for everyone and anyone. She also started The Simply Co, a completely natural washing detergent. Come and meet Lauren and listen to her story on May 27th at Acme Studio Brooklyn.

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Who are you and what kind of business do you have?
My name is Lauren Singer. I’m an environmental studies major and lover of sustainability who made a choice to not just talk about and study the environment, but actually live sustainably which I write about in my blog, Trash is for Tossers, and help bring to others through my business, The Simply Co.

What was your motivation to start working for yourself?
I realized that people don’t have truly great choices when it comes to sustainable cleaning products. I make ones that are effective and safe for your body, home, and environment and have for years because of my Zero Waste lifestyle, so I decided to bring these products to people who want truly natural products, but don’t have the time to make it themselves.

What’s the best thing about being an entrepreneur?
I love knowing that if my business is successful, it is because I worked incredibly hard for it, that feeling is truly gratifying.

When did you know the entrepreneurial lifestyle was meant for you?
The second I started my first office job.

What’s your ambition for the next 5 years?
I would like to continue to grow my company and see where that takes me.

What’s the best advice you can give a Rookie?
Do what makes you happy, and only that.

Who would you like to nominate as an awesome Rookie?
Chelsea Miller of Chelsea Miller Knives.

Photo: Sonja Georgevich.