In honor of Earth Month, we wanted to sit down with our very own Director of Sustainability, Nicole Flewell, and ask her a little about what it’s like as Taylor Farms’ Queen of Going Green!
My first grade teacher is the reason why I’m so passionate about sustainability…and her name was Mrs. Green (true story). I was fortunate to grow up in California where sustainability is a way of life. As I grew up and began to travel throughout the United States and the world, I realized that people had not had the same opportunities that I have had, to learn about the importance of protecting the environment. I found myself educating people at every opportunity I could. As I entered the workforce, I realized I could do this as a living, and the rest is history!
The Taylor Farms Texas solar project is truly one of my proudest and rewarding moments. It was the first project in my current role that I saw through from start to finish, and it was such a great team accomplishment to bring such a significant sustainability project to a state that isn’t as well known for being very ‘green’! I’ve also loved watching Taylor Farms grow into the company that it is today, and having the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people over the years.
We are always excited about the future at Taylor Farms! We are going to continue pushing forward on our use of renewable and alternative energy, and we have some exciting announcements about waste coming soon…stay tuned!!
Reducing waste by using reusable materials, such as reusable water bottles and coffee mugs is the easiest way to have a large impact at home. Recycling is also critically important! I recommend that people reach out to their local recycling organizations to educate themselves on how to recycle right in their area. Reducing waste and recycling has such a large impact on our local communities!