Sustainable Style: Meeting Lisa von Sturmer of Growing City

Miranda & Lisa von Sturmer of Growing City

At Roger Killen’s “Inside the Den” event that featured former Dragon’s Den contestants, I got the chance to meet Lisa von Sturmer of Growing City. Her company offers commercial composting services, and sustainability is infused in every aspect of the company: from the uniforms made from 100% recycled plastics to the policy of  banning plastic and single-serve cups at work. Talk about walking the walk!

I’ve seen Lisa in the media before, and in person, she’s just as friendly and full of enthusiasm. She even made it a point to talk to everyone who came up to her after the event. I don’t want to take away from this inspiring and successful young female entrepreneur who’s been chosen as a Dragon’s Den Game Changer as well as the CYBF National Green Business Award. However, what makes Lisa distinct from other entrepreneurs, especially in the environmental field, is that she brings a whole lot of style to the game. I would even go as far to say she makes composting look glamorous! Just take a look at her website and how she brands herself by wearing green and blue (hint: they’re Growing City colours!)

At “Inside the Den,” Lisa is seen carrying a Tory Burch purse and wearing a Forever 21 dress she found in Las Vegas. I think it’s great that for a successful female entrepreneur like Lisa, she’s able to mix high and low fashion to create outfits that always stand out from the crowd.


If you are passionate about doing your part for the environment, consider getting your office to take on composting with Growing City. Start by getting a free quote at 1-855-WE-COMPO!

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