Greta Shanley, a rising senior at Saint Joseph’s University, was born and raised in Williamstown, Massachusetts before moving to West Chester, Pennsylvania with her family in 2009. She is currently studying managing human capital and has taken an interest in employee engagement and human resources. The community she has found at Saint Joe’s has inspired her to continue engaging and building communities in her daily life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her foodie parents experimenting in the kitchen, taking bike rides and dancing to Beyonce with her friends, and channeling her inner grandma by knitting colorful hats and headbands.
HOW DID YOU HEAR OF MILKCRATE?
I heard about Milkcrate when Morgan presented in the entrepreneurship class that I took last semester.
WHAT DREW YOU TO WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Morgan’s presentation to my class was incredibly engaging and inspiring, I loved the community aspect of Milkcrate and the way that it can really help our clients live healthier, more sustainable lives. I really wanted to be able to learn more about it!
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE GREEN BUSINESSES or ACTIVITIES?
One of my favorite things to do is knit – I recently found recycled T-shirt yarn for sale on an awesome knitting website and I have been using it to make things from headbands and hats to laptop and phone cozies. Being able to make my own wearable items while also teaching others how to do the same has been very rewarding for me and my wallet! I also enjoy supporting local small businesses, especially artisans. Art Star Gallery in Northern Liberties is my favorite because they sell an incredible variety of items from different artists. They also host awesome craft bazaars throughout the year!