Developing Sustainable Business Goals: Q&A With Veritas Fine Cannabis Environmental Health and Safety Manager Elizabeth Lee

Developing Sustainable Business Goals: Q&A With Veritas Fine Cannabis Environmental Health and Safety Manager Elizabeth Lee
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<![CDATA[Indoor cannabis cultivation consumes a lot of energy, to put it mildly. This basic fact means that sustainable business practices and mindful energy conservation go a long way to limiting a company’s carbon footprint. Increasingly, companies are prioritizing that work by building out specific roles or even departments to manage goals and oversee implementation of new strategies.Elizabeth “Libby” Lee is the environmental health and safety manager at Veritas Fine Cannabis in Colorado. She has brought to the company a strong passion for drawing down wasteful habits and single-use products. And she’s done this through goal-setting and clear communication—within Veritas, but also with the broader industry at large. Here, Lee shares her perspective on sustainable business practices in the cannabis space—and how we all might set goals to improve our environmental standing.Eric Sandy: How did you get into the cannabis industry? Elizabeth Lee: I graduated in 2017 from American University in Washington, D.C., and I had actually never visited Colorado, so I decided to venture out and come move here. I had an environmental studies degree, so I felt that I could find a job within that realm. I decided to attend a cannabis sustainability happy hour, and I met a few people who worked in the industry. From there, I started working in a dispensary, and I moved up from there—they were a grow, as well. So, I got to experience a smaller aspect of the cannabis industry. From there, I decided that I wanted to see the back of house a little bit more. I ventured out and became interested in Veritas, and put in an application. I started at Veritas in March 2020 as a packager and began to show what my skills were—but also my passion and my interest in incorporating environmental health and safety sustainability into the…

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