Sarah Jones takes reins at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council
Carol Lacey promoted to Zero Waste program coordinator
Steamboat Springs — The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council has announced two leadership changes: Environmental consultant Sarah Jones is the new executive director, and former Sustainability Council intern Carol Lacey was promoted to Zero Waste program coordinator March 1.
Jones has been a member of the Sustainability Council’s board since 2010 and worked to establish and maintain the Sustainable Schools program.
She said in a news release that educating people, especially children, about sustainability is one of the most important jobs she could have.
She grew up in New Hampshire in the 1970s, and sustainable practices were ingrained in her nature by her parents. Her family heated its home exclusively with wood, raised all of its own food and composted what food scraps didn’t go to the pigs.
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Jones went on to focus on environmental studies in school and work, earning an undergraduate degree in biology and environmental studies from Colby College and a master’s degree in geology/environmental geochemistry from the University of Colorado Boulder.
She has been an environmental consultant for more than 15 years and has spent a decade working with schools to develop sustainable practices.
Lacey moved to Steamboat Springs from suburban Philadelphia in 2006 and lived part-time in Gunnison while finishing her undergraduate degree in environmental studies from Western State College of Colorado.
She served as the conservation advocate fellow for the Colorado Environmental Coalition in Craig from September 2011 until this month.
Andy Kennedy, who oversaw a doubling in the Zero Waste program as its coordinator in 2011, has returned as a Sustainability Council board member.
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