Toni Craige ’09 received the SustainUS Lead Now Fellowship for her “innovative approach to women’s education about reusable feminine products.” Toni is the co-founder of Sustainable Cycles.
The fellowship is awarded annually for demonstrated potential to advance sustainable development in communities and includes yearlong training and mentorship from SustainUS and a $1,000 grant.
Sustainable Cycles educates women about reusable menstrual products through bicycle tours. Craige, together with friend and co-founder Sarah Konner, first toured down the West Coast on a three-month bicycle trip, handing out 300 menstrual cups donated by from manufacturers, and living on $4 a day.
“We are working to catalyze a grassroots, person-to-person revolution away from single-use, disposable menstrual products to reusable, sustainable options,” Craige said.
Read more about SustainUS and Sustainable Cycles here.