About The Balanced Exchange

Mission:
The Balanced Exchange strives to accelerate society's shift to more sustainable living practices using the principles of a circular economy. We will accomplish this by providing awareness, community connection and simple product swaps to reduce waste and keep our everyday items out of landfill.
Vision:
 A World Without Waste 

Our Journey

Carrie Martin-Haley and Catherine Lucht met in 2019 through a local Women in Sustainability group. They were both ready to expand their personal sustainability values to full-force professional endeavors. Most importantly, they were both willing to blaze new trails together and create new systems by bridging the wisdom of past generations with the reality of today's world. Providing access to responsible and local household goods is their contribution to changing our current linear system (take, make, waste) to a circular economy (designing waste out of the system).

 

As of July 2020, Carrie is the sole owner and operator of The Balanced Exchange and Catherine can be found working independently on her next sustainability project in the Denver area. We are happy to be reaching multiple goals and supporting each other across all the different channels this work leads us to do. 

While a brick-and-mortar location is in the works, enjoy the convenience of:

  • Container Exchange Delivery

  • Mail Orders

  • Curbside Pickup

Follow along on this journey and join in the conversation about system change!

Carrie Martin-Haley

As a Colorado native, keeping this beautiful state healthy environmentally has always been a focus for Carrie. She developed a passion for environmentalism at a young age, and it has been growing ever since. At the age of 13, she switched to vegetarianism, and is working towards a vegan diet. The challenge of eliminating single-use plastics and switching to a low-waste lifestyle became a personal goal for her about 2 years ago.

Right out of college, Carrie started a career in the education field, and moved on to the environmental nonprofit world, where she currently works as a Project Manager for a local nonprofit, the Institute for Environmental Solutions. Meeting Catherine and dreaming up The Balanced Exchange together was exactly the next move she had been searching for!

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