The Heal Room Makes Sustainability Accessible for All
December 4, 2020
ecoRI News reporter Grace Kelly speaks with Ana Duque, owner of Green Tenderfoot, a business that makes zero-waste living accessible to communities of color by providing refills of household items such as shampoo and cleaning products.
Recently, Duque teamed up with Karen Mejias, owner of the wellness business Mindful Maia, to build a permanent location for her refill station in Pawtucket, R.I. The Heal Room will feature Duque’s refill stations alongside Mejias’ wellness products. As a Latina woman who grew up in Pawtucket, Duque hopes she can show communities of color that living sustainably and reducing waste isn’t just something for wealthier, White communities; it’s for everyone.
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