Stephanie Loveless

Stephanie Loveless

Recently moved to Bern, Stephanie is the co-founder of the Danish start-up Glean, which is also part of the Climate Kic greenhouse pre-accelerator start-up program. Glean develops innovative plant-based food products using edible food waste resources where Glean is offering products that help people switch to plant-based diets, creating climate-friendly food solutions and reimagining what food can be by working with circular economy principles. Stephanie holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Colorado in the USA and a double MSc in environmental science and agriculture from the University of Hohenheim in Germany and University of Copenhagen in Denmark with specializations in Climate Change and Environmental Management. She is also a doctoral researcher on the topic of greening and urban renewal in European and North American Cities. Stephanie conducted part of her research through the GreenLULUs project at the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. There she was working with a team investigating the relationship between urban sustainability planning and potential impacts on human health and socio-economic well-being with an environmental justice and political ecology approach. Stephanie continues her research as at the University of Copenhagen. Aside from research Stephanie has several years of professional experience working with media and communication at, amongst others, World Watch Institute Europe and the UNEP Green Growth Knowledge Platform. She is also a member of the EU PROGRESS Network training program for green space management in Europe.