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Becoming Green Stewards Meeting in Central Corridor a Great Success!

November 28, 2009

Energy Innovation CorridorBecoming Green Stewards: How Nonprofits and Building Owners Can Protect the Environment and Cut Costs through Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, organized by The Minnesota Project, was held on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM at the Wilder Center in St. Paul, and was a great success!

Attendees learned how to reduce their organization’s impact on the earth, and soften the impact of energy costs on their bottom line. They learned how to take the next steps on their own and with energy-saving programs from utilities, nonprofits, and other service providers. They also learned more about the Energy Innovation Corridor, and had the opportunity to discuss next steps with energy experts and network with other nonprofit and building management professionals.

Workshop Agenda (download agenda)

  • Welcome: Anne Hunt, City of St. Paul
  • Opening Remarks: Melvin Carter, St. Paul City Council
  • Importance of Conservation & Efficiency: Rebecca Baumann, The Minnesota Project
  • The Energy Innovation Corridor: Karin Berkholtz, City of Minneapolis
  • Xcel Energy Conservation Programs: James Catalano, Xcel Energy (download presentation)
  • CenterPoint Energy Conservation Programs: Angie Kline, CenterPoint Energy (download presentation)
  • Saving Big through Lighting Retrofits: Kristen Funk, Center for Energy and Environment (download presentation)
  • Wells Fargo Public Finance Program: Liam Higgins, Wells Fargo
  • Taking Action to Save Energy – Next Steps: Dan Thiede, The Minnesota Project (download take action sheet)
  • Open time to chat with energy experts and peers

Take Action!

We want to learn more from people who attended the workshop and those who couldn’t about what steps you would like to take moving forward to save energy, protect the environment, and save budget dollars. Please take this 4 minute survey to let us know how we can help you move forward!

Survey link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LWTZ3SV

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