The Savvy Path

    Stacy Malkan: Fearless & Determined

    The Red Flag That Shifted Our Future

    Stacy Malkan was looking for a story. She was the co-publisher of a monthly newspaper in Colorado, and was looking for something to feature on her next cover. She thought the controversy over the county’s plan to spray pesticides along a popular bike path might fit the bill and decided to attend an informational meeting intended to put the publics’ fears over the spraying to rest.  Stacy and the residents at the meeting were treated to a video portraying pesticides as a safe solution to the terrible scourge of weeds. When the film was over and the credits rolled it was evident that the video was produced by chemical companies, including Dow and DuPont.

    “That’s when the yelling started,” says Malkan.

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    Did you know there is personal care products legislation under debate?  

    Our founder, Kristi Marsh, will attend meetings with committee members in Washington D.C. in March, sharing with them that yes, there is a building interest in strong federal personal care products regulation. 

    (Give us a big 'oh, yes there is!')

    Kristi shares that even the term 'lobbying' was intimidated her when she started. Pushing herself out of her comfort zone she came to understand that lobbying can be simply sharing your story with elected leaders.  It is still daunting for her to be present at events like the upcoming visit to the Capitol in March, but she seems to have found a renewed surge of protectiveness.  Possibly due to a growing Savvy army?  We will hear more about that adventure soon.

    Now, let's talk about a possible adventure for you. 

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