By Tinia Pina
I've been Instagram stalking Jason for months leading up to the time that we invited him for his initial interview with Re-Nuble. His ambition matched what we feel are the vital priorities related to agriculture such as, the importance of readily available nutrition, transparency, creating best practices and technologies that enable biology to be superior to chemical alternatives, and keeping things simple for the plant and people. Jason contributes an endless amount of positive energy, curiosity, ingenuity, previous experience after working for BrightFarms and several other commercial greenhouses and genuine empathy to simply doing the right thing and we're happy to have him be a part of our team!
1. What inspired you to want to work with Re-Nuble?
What really inspired me to work with Re-Nuble was the companies long-term vision of how our products and processes could positively impact both urban and rural areas nationally and internationally.
2. Do you have a green thumb and how do you practice it?
I practice my green thumb by growing a few varieties of hot pepper plants in my small backyard in Brooklyn.
3. What does a Sustainable NYC mean to you and how do you envision Re-Nuble fitting into that vision?
To me, Sustainable NYC means finding new and innovative ways to transmute potential waste streams into valuable inputs that have a meaningful impact on the lives of others. Re-Nuble fits perfectly into that vision by virtue of its products and processes.
4. How do you practice aspects of a circular economy/sustainability at home?
At home, we compost and recycle religiously and since we are Caribbean my grandmother and I make a variety of hot sauces using traditional Jamaican ingredients which we share amongst extended family and friends.
5. What would you like to see Re-Nuble do differently for cities that other companies or brands have failed to do so or have not invested the efforts in creating?
I would like to see Re-Nuble open its doors and invite the local community in to see how it hopes to change the world.