Rachael Lauritzen, Vice Chair
Rachael Lauritzen is a fiber artist, writer, Waldorf handwork teacher, and an aspiring urban homesteader with a fondness for hiking, knitting, plant dyes and craft chocolate. In 2005, she received the Individual Recycler of the Year Award from the Utah Recycling Coalition for organizing a city recycling program. This effort led to her becoming a city planning commissioner for 8 years, where she was able to bring a sustainability mindset to projects in South Salt Lake City. Rachael does outreach and presentations on sustainability within communities, organizations, and households, with the goal of encouraging practical and accessible eco-friendly habits. She is the founder of the Utah Fibershed Affiliate, Lake Bonneville Fibershed, which supports local, regenerative textile production.