Dylan Thomas

Bragging about sustainability, but seeing room for improvement


A roundtable of business and nonprofit leaders crowed but also noted room to grow as they wrapped up Minneapolis Bragging Week with a discussion on sustainability and the local economy.

Mayor Betsy Hodges convened the July 18 roundtable on the patio of Tiny Diner, the South Minneapolis eatery that is the latest outpost in restaurateur Kim Bartmann’s mini-empire. Bartmann’s Red Stag restaurant in Northeast was state’s first to prove its green credentials by earning LEED certification, and Tiny Diner’s patio is shaded by one of the city’s largest solar-energy arrays.


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