Sue Jensen (2022-2024)

Sue Jensen wants to help get the Food Shed Co-op up and running and for it to become a vital part of our community. She values healthy food, healthy connections with others and striving to make the local environment a healthy and happy place to live. With the announcement of the Food Shed’s new property and future store location, she has become excited to spread the word and do all that she can to help turn the idea of this co-op grocery store into a reality.

Sue stepped away from teaching as an elementary school art teacher in 2020, but has not struggled to fill in that freshly unoccupied time. Most recently, she has been keeping busy with the Outreach Committee of the Food Shed Co-op and working at two small bookstores. After a decade serving on the board of directors for the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, she stepped down to become the part-time manager of the Green Read Used Bookstore in Crystal Lake, and soon after, co-manager for the Green Spot in Woodstock, as well. She enjoys volunteering for educational programs at McHenry County Conservation District, participating in local restoration work days at various sites managed by the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the Land Conservancy of McHenry County. She also volunteers for a number of Environmental Defenders’ action teams, the Recycling Action Team being the one that originally got her involved in environmental issues in our county. Trying to be an example and encouraging others to reduce waste has been a lifelong obsession.