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Earth Action Hero: GreenCorps member Jane Peuser

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Bloomington Briefing Published May 3, 2022
Updated on May 3, 2022
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As a Minnesota GreenCorps member placed in Bloomington, Jane Peuser has kept busy on her project area—waste reduction. Peuser has worked closely with the Public Works Department assisting with the rollout of the organics recycling program. She has helped with community outreach and social media as well as some education for residents. She was involved in researching compostable bags. Most recently, she has worked with some apartment complexes in the city to improve recycling accessibility for residents at these properties.

Peuser led the poster contest for Bloomington when the Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield all worked together to host a poster contest about organics recycling. “It was fun to engage some residents in a creative, fun contest all about composting,” Peuser said.

When Jane Peuser realized she wasn’t passionate about law school, she found new opportunities and interest in the sustainability industry. After moving from Kentucky to Minnesota, she learned about the MN GreenCorps, applied, and started working on sustainability.

“I am so grateful for this program and opportunity to further my career,” Peuser said. “Serving Bloomington has been a wonderful experience, and I am really excited to continue helping out!”

Members of the MN GreenCorps serve a community, address critical environmental issues, and develop green job skills. Every year, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency places approximately 50 members with host sites throughout Minnesota. Members receive quarterly training from the MPCA. Additionally, members are paired with a mentor whose role is to provide support and resources throughout the service year.