New Team Leaders

Photo: Flickr Commons

Spring is finally here and as the new seedlings are edging and pushing their heads out of the ground, shoving aside the hardened earth that has been protecting them throughout the harsh winter and being anxious to start a new life, we are excited to announce the following awesome news.

We are pleased to announce that Rikkianne (Chakra Pennywhistle) and Karen (ecokaren) will be the new co-leaders for the EcoEtsy team.

As you know, Kate (KnitStorm) has been leading the team for a long time with Lolaness, who resigned her position last year. Kate had a beautiful baby boy four months a go and she has been quite busy being a new mommy. So she had asked the team in December 2009 for help and we are very excited and honored to be Eco Etsy team’s new Co-Leaders.

We want to take this opportunity to say how lucky and grateful we are that Kate has been leading this team to the respected position we are currently in. Without her dedication, time and effort, it would have been impossible for the team to have gotten the recognition we have. Thank You Kate for all your hard work!

And with Kate’s patient guidance, the transitional work is taking place as you read this and we are working very hard to get settled in. You know how it is when you move into a new house. So please bear with us as we get our bearings straight.

We’ve added some exciting new areas and coordinators who will be in charge. Please refer to the following people for your future reference for any questions you might have. Next to their names are the e-mail addresses and the names of the shops.

Karen (ecokaren) –
Rikkianne (Chakrapennywhistle) –

Membership: Tracy (seafinddesigns) –

Yahoo Group/Etsy Forum Moderator
: Jennifer (iWunder)

Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)
: Alex (Alexkeller)

Promotion/Marketing/Project Wonderful
: Rikkianne (Chakrapennywhistle)

Flickr: Katie (LittleOverCoat) and Kate (KnitStorm)

Chief Editors:
Kate (KnitStorm)
Karen (ecokaren)

Theme Nomination Editors
Morgen (Kootsac)
Cat (Polarity)
Gillian (MonAmiVie)

please consider volunteering for these positions.
1. Eco-Tips and Tutorials Editor: Karen is filling in until a new person can volunteer

2. News and Views Editor: a new blog feature where recent eco-news and views will be posted weekly. All members can submit the articles but a editor is needed to post the articles.

3. Featured Member Editor: This feature will be posted “as needed” basis – as new members join or when an existing member opens a new shop.

You should have received an e-mail with a questionnaire, like the one attached below, by now. In order to serve the team better, we would like to receive your feedback on how to make this team rock even better! S0 please take a short moment and let us know what’s on your mind. Please send the reply back with your answers to or just “reply” to the e-mail as soon as possible so that we can start working.


1. Are you still interested in being a member of ecoetsy? Yes No
2. Are you interested in having regular meetings. Yes No
If yes, how often? Yes No Once a Month Quarterly Semi Annually Annually
3. What type of an event would you like to see the team being involved in?
Giveaway Community Event Huge Team Sale
4. What do you like about the team’s blog?
Theme Nomination Featured Member Tips Tutorials
5. What do you NOT like about the team blog?
Theme Nomination Featured Member Tips Tutorials
6. What do you wish the team’s blog would publish?
News and Articles Op/ Ed Other_________________
7. Do you use social media like twitter, facebook, and myspace? Yes No
If yes, do you follow ecoetsy on Twitter? Are you a fan of ecoetsy on facebook or myspace?

We are very excited to be part of this great team and look forward to working with you in making the team as “THE role model” as the most cohesive group of eco-minded group of Etsy sellers within the Etsy community.

Thank You!!

Rikkianne and Karen

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About Karen Lee

As a former Captain of Eco Etsy and one of the current leaders for the team, I am really excited to be hanging out with like minded team members to share ideas on how we can leave the least amount of carbon footprint.

I sell eco-handmade and vintage goodies in my Etsy shop and consult small business owners on Karen Lee Consulting where popular Etsy Starter Kit is sold. And as a retired Chiropractor, I share natural health news and green tips on Check out my past posts on Eco Etsy!


  1. A big thanks to Kate!
    Congrats to Karen and Rikianne!
    You rock! I love this team and I'm happy that so much people are involved! Thanks to all!

  2. Winkydinks says:

    Thank you Karen and Rikkianne for stepping up and volunteering to run this great team. Kate has set this ship to sail on a great path. I really enjoy this team and all that it brings. Thank you thank you to everyone who makes it work!!!

  3. janssen designs says:

    Congratulations new team leaders Karen and Rikkianne! And to all the co-leaders too! Thanks everyone for making this a great team.

  4. SewnNatural says:

    Congratulations to Karen and Rikianne, and thank you to Kate for all your work, support and efforts on behalf of the team.

    We all benefit so much, as a team – thank you!