Thursday, December 16, 2021

Engaging Green Businesses in Your Community

In this webinar, presented live on December 15, 2021, we learned how cities can promote, support, and engage the green businesses in their community. 


9:00 am - Welcome

9:15 - Olivia Dorow Hovland, Sustainability Planner - Coon Rapids

9:35 - Wendy Gorski, Sustainable Stillwater

9:55 - Annie Pottorff, Sustainability Specialist - St. Louis Park 

10:15 - Patrick Hanlon, Director of Environmental Programs - Minneapolis 

10:35 - Gabrielle Martin, Associate Engineer - MnTAP 

11:00 Conclude

View the workshop recording: 

View the slides and additional materials:



Best Practice Actions related to this topic: 

  • 2.4 Describe energy/water efficiency outcomes and other green building practices at businesses and not-for-profit organizations located within/nearby the city.
  • 25.1 Grow new/emerging green businesses and green jobs through targeted assistance and new workforce development.
  • 25.2 Create or participate in a marketing/outreach program to connect businesses with assistance providers, including utilities, who provide personalized energy, waste or sustainability audits and assistance.
  • 25.6 Promote green businesses that are recognized under a local, regional or national program.
  • 25.7 Conduct or participate in a buy local campaign for community members and local businesses.

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