Re-Nuble Closed Loop Agriculture Focused Team - Tori Hooper

Meet Our Intern: Tori Hooper

Tori Hooper Intern Re-Nuble
What inspired you to want to work with Re-Nuble?
The older I get the more self-aware and conscious I am becoming into what is going on with our planet and humankind. There are many things happening that I can’t change, but there are many things that I can help change. When I found out that Re-Nuble is doing the change that I want to be apart of, I had to get my hands in there and be apart of something that will change the industry while also helping mankind.

Do you have a green thumb and how do you practice it?
I do have a green thumb when I get to go home and be with my family in Virginia. My mother especially loves to have a little garden that grows many types of vegetables- peppers, kale, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, rosemary, jalapenos, and zucchini. I am still adapting to Utah weather and learning how to grow things in a dessert climate.

What does a Sustainable NYC mean to you and how do you envision Re-Nuble fitting into that vision?
When I think of sustainability, I think of it in two ways. One is to be able to stand on your own without any reliance on anything. Second, I think of a way of living that a person or society tries to decrease the use of natural and personal resources on the planet. With that, a sustainable NYC is one in which we work to keep our resources low and depend on our NYC community to keep each other accountable.

How do you practice aspects of a circular economy/sustainability at home?
This I may not be the best at as a college student, but something I always try to do is to be able to use an item in multiple ways. Whether that is plastic container that I bought some food in, then I try to make sure I use it in another way then getting rid of it.

What would you like to see Re-Nuble do differently for cities that other companies or brands have failed to do so or have not invested the efforts in creating?
I think something that a lot of companies have not really touched is their ability to be educators in this field or learning how to more heavily influence individual human behavior. I have done my own renewable research but out of personal interest, but I don’t know how many individuals or companies really think about their own food waste or its affects on the environment.

Tori Hooper Intern Re-Nuble

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