March is Women’s History Month.
National Women’s Month in the US has its roots in International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8. The day has been marked by the United Nations since 1975 but it was observed in smaller ways in the US as far back as 1911 — nearly a decade before American women were granted the right to vote. ~ http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/02/politics/womens-history-month-politics/
Minnesota has a long history of honoring women for their achievements and leadership. The Minnesota Historical Society has compiled a list of community icons, which just so happen to also be female: http://sites.mnhs.org/library/researching-minnesota-women
Minnesota Women Making Strides In Clean Energy:
Minnesota’s Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) has been the catalyst for a statewide push towards energy conservation, efficiency and development of renewable technology. This month, CERTs focuses on 18 women that have been instrumental in the success of initiative.
These incredible women have one thing in common…their commitment to improving our global infrastructure via a clean energy revolution!
What about your job inspires you?
This is most transformational and important time in the energy world in our lifetime. What inspires and motivates me is both the moral imperative to tackle climate change and evolve into a sustainable energy future – combined with the tremendous opportunity these challenges present to improve our economy, grow good jobs, become energy independent, and improve our quality of life. I fundamentally believe the transition to a low-carbon economy will make our state and nation a better place to live. ~ http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org/
- J. Drake Hamilton with Fresh Energy
- Shalini Gupta with Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy
- Elizabeth Dunbar with Minnesota Public Radio
- Ellen Anderson with University of Minnesota’s Energy Transition Lab
- Jenny Edwards with Center for Energy and Environment
- Aimee Witteman with McKnight Foundation
- Leah Hiniker with Hennepin County
- Julia Frost Nerbonne with Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
- Laura Babcock with Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
- Alison Hoxie at University of Minnesota Duluth
- Amy Collins with Missouri River Energy Services
- Katie Retka with Department of Military Affairs
- Jothsna Harris with Climate Generation
- Elise Amel at University of St. Thomas
- Rebecca Olson at Neighborhood Energy Connection
- Kelly Lady with Austin Utilities
- Michelle Matthews with RES Americas
- Robin Weis at Southwest Regional Development Commission
- Janet Streff at Minnesota Department of Commerce
- Nancy Lange at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
- Betsy Engelking with Geronimo Energy
- Rebecca Lundberg with Powerfully Green
- Brandy Toft with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
- Jodi Slick with Ecolibrium3
- Amanda Bilek with Great Plains Institute
- Jill Curran with Minnesota Waste Wise and Energy Smart
- Andrea Lauer, Mayor of the City of Royalton
- Shelli-Kae Foster with Youth Energy Summit
- Annie Levenson-Falk with the Legislative Energy Commission
- Erika Bailey-Johnson at Bemidji State University
- Holly Lahd at Fresh Energy
- BJ Allen with Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
- Jessica Burdette with Minnesota Department of Commerce
- Amy Fredregill with Xcel Energy
- Mindy Granley with University of Minnesota Duluth
- Anna Dirkswager with MN Dept. of Natural Resources
Do you know someone that has been a champion for clean energy? Suggestion someone to feature next year >>
a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
MVTV Wireless salutes our everyday heroines. …The mothers, sisters, wives and daughters that make Minnesota great!
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