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  • Mayflower Church 106 East Diamond Lake Road Minneapolis, MN, 55419 United States (map)

Three Things You Need to Know about the State of MN’s Sustainability Efforts

In 2017, the Governor directed the 24 cabinet level agencies to work together to meet 6 collective, measurable sustainability goals. In this presentation you will learn what these sustainability goals are, how they are being operationalized at the state, and how it is leading to never before seen accountability and transparency.

You will learn in-depth about activities in the areas of energy efficiency, renewables, and fleet electrification at the state and how we are planning for changes in markets and technology. In preparation, you may want to review the state’s first ever Enterprise Sustainability Annual Report and Fleet Action Plan online at

About the Presenter:

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Marcus Grubbs
Enterprise Sustainability Planner


Marcus is the Enterprise Sustainability Planner in the Department of Administration at the State of Minnesota, developing sustainability action plans for the operations of the State in the areas of Energy, Water, Procurement, Solid Waste, Fleet, and Greenhouse Gases, and assisting agencies in developing their sustainability plans. 

He was formerly the Coordinator for the New Agricultural Bioeconomy Project at the University of Minnesota, a Community Planner for the Headwaters Regional Development Commission, and has consulted on numerous sustainability related projects to help others understand technology, policy, and market forces important to their decision making.

Marcus has a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Earlier Event: October 6
MRES Sustainable Home Tour
Later Event: November 15
November Speaker Series