Earth Action Hero: Meg Hannasch
Curious about sustainability in your community? Last fall or winter, you might have talked to Meg Hannasch about sustainability in Bloomington. She had a table at the Home Improvement Fair, just one of the many events she attended to share information about sustainability with residents. Community outreach was her favorite part of working as a Minnesota GreenCorps member with the City.
During her year serving in that role, Hannasch completed several sustainability projects. She promoted organics recycling in the community and offered free kitchen compost collection containers at the Farmers Market. Her organics recycling work extended to developing recommendations about how to implement organics recycling in the City’s Civic Plaza, Public Works and Creekside facilities. In another project, she worked with local businesses and residents to reduce salt use and protect water bodies.
“It’s really exciting for me to meet directly with people who have an interest in sustainability opportunities,” Hannasch said. “People are interested in participating and want to make the world a better place.”
This fall Meg will be pursuing a geographic information system certification. Her goal is a career in natural resource management.