Connecting Minnesotans with Renewable Energy Resources

March Speaker: Sam Hanson “Collaboration to advance a thriving circular economy in Renewables”

Join us at Mayflower Church in Minneapolis at 5:30PM for networking and general Q & A (food and drink will be available for purchase)

Sam Hanson, Director of the Sustainability Program at the Environmental Initiative, will be presenting at 6pm

“Collaboration to advance a thriving circular economy in Renewables”

Environmental Initiative has worked for the past 25 years to bring together cross-sector leaders to solve Minnesota’s environmental issues. The Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition is one example of a business-led effort working to change Minnesota’s economy while making their operations more sustainable. These 30+ organizations are working together to define the next frontier for corporate sustainability – the circular economy. Coalition members are working collaboratively to define what the circular economy means for Minnesota, to develop projects and initiatives that move our state toward the circular economy and to build a region that is safe, healthy, economically vibrant, and sustainable to attract and retain talent.


Bio of Presenters:

Sam Hanson is the director of the sustainability program at Environmental Initiative, keenly focused on addressing common sustainability challenges through cross-sector discussions, sharing best practices, and collaborative project implementation that involves public-private partnerships. Prior to joining Environmental Initiative in 2015, Sam led the Minnesota Waste Wise program that is housed within the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and served as the Sustainable Development Manager at the East Side Neighborhood Development Company. Sam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Sociology and Political Science. He is also an alumnus of the AmeriCorps VISTA program and is LEED AP O+M certified.