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Women in Green

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Starts On - March 8, 2017 - 7:30am
Ends On - March 8, 2017 - 9:00am
723 Vineland Place
Minneapolis , MN 55403

Join us in solidarity with women across the globe, as USGBC Minnesota celebrates International Women's Day with an inspiring group of women.

We will examine our physical spaces — homes, offices, town squares, schools, hospitals and parks — and how they all present an opportunity for gathering, coming together and creating community.

Women have led the way in imbuing our values of caring for people and planet into our common spaces, a perspective more valuable in today's seemingly divided world than ever before. How can women #beboldforchange in combining the best of the fields of sustainability, the built environment, environmental science and public policy to create the spaces that serve as a bedrock to a more equal and just society?

Your registration allows us to make scholarships available to female college and high school students hoping to lead their generations in sustainability.

Be part of an inspiring morning. Through facilitated and panel discussions we will explore the complexities of women's leadership at this critical time for community, environmentalism and feminism. Join us to be a part of this important conversation and help us chart a course for Minnesota Women to lead the way.

Sponsorship — Support the Women in Green Power Breakfast and scholarship fund by becoming a sponsor. Learn more.

Time Session
7:40 a.m. Framing remarks — Amy Skoczlas Cole, Manager Director - Water, Minnesota Public Radio
7:55 a.m. Small group discussion
8:20 a.m. Panel discussion featuring MN Women in Green Leadership.
  • Eliza Clark, Director of Sustainabiltiy and Environment, Andersen Corporation
  • Commissioner Shawntera Hardy, Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
  • Bonnie Keeler, Program Director and Lead Scientist, Institute on Environment
  • Jamie Johnson, Community Energy Program Coordinator, Center for Energy and Environment
  • Joan Soranno, FAIA Design Principal

Panelists will continue to be announced