We are so happy to announce that Lulu Laviolette has joined the Repurpose team as Administrative Assistant . A Berkley grad majoring in Political Economy, Lulu has the green bug. We find out what makes this Los Angeles native, a vegan, a greenie and an activist.
RP: Where did you grow up?
LL: I grew up in the heart of LA- Mid-Wilshire.
RP: What's the best job you ever had? Why was it so great?
LL: The best job I ever had has to be working for a lobster roll restaurant. It smelled so good and I got to eat the leftover lobster and crab when they were no longer legal to sell (still tasted awesome, though).
RP: If you could have any talent what would it be?
LL: I wish I could sing well. It’s a great party trick, as well as a great way to express one’s artistic side and emotions.
RP: What do you like to do when you're not working?
LL: I’m big on hiking. I moved out to the West Side of LA and am finding some amazing trails out there. Many have a mix of seaside and mountainside. On a clear day, you can get views all the way to Newport (for non- L.A. residents, that’s far).
RP: Are you a dog person or a cat person?
LL: Dog. 100%. But with apartment limitations, I am getting a cat in the fall.
RP: What's your favorite thing about working with eco friendly products?
LL: I am excited that I can say that I’m actually doing something in my daily life to help the future of the environment and public health! A lot of people don’t know what they can do to minimize their waste. Buy from Repurpose, people!
RP: What is the Number 1 thing you do to be green every day
LL: I don’t eat meat, and try not to eat animal products (cheese, eggs, etc.). Animal farming takes up so much water, land, and food resources! Cutting that out reduces my carbon footprint by a lot.
RP: Who is your environmental hero?
LL: It sounds cliche, but my environmental hero is Al Gore. Not only did he take on the role of being a major whistleblower on the imminence of climate change, but he has remained optimistic and positive about society’s ability to mitigate its most dramatic effects. He’s been able to be a leader even with big policy changes and slow movement on using renewables and eco-friendly products.