Craige ’09 awarded SustainUS Lead Now Fellowship

Toni Craige ’09

Toni Craige ’09

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.