Twin Cities Green hosting EcoTuesday meetings

EcoTuesday and Do It Green! Minnesota will host a social networking event for disciples of the environmental sustainability movement.

The Minneapolis chapter of EcoTuesday, a monthly mixer that began for eco-conscious business leaders, will collaborate with the local nonprofit Do It Green! Minnesota to host the March 25 get-together.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. at Twin Cities Green, 2405 Hennepin Ave. S.

“It’s a gathering for people to come together and talk about what they’re doing or what they’re interested in doing in regards to sustainability and particularly sustainable business,” said Nora Pittenger, ambassador of EcoTuesday’s Minneapolis chapter.

Rachel Maloney, owner of Natural Built Homes; Tina and Ryan North, owners of Twin Cities Green; Barbara Parks, owner of Green Career Tracks; and Lee Wallace, director and CEO of Peace Coffee will speak about their experiences in green business, followed by a Q-and-A session.

EcoTuesday was launched in San Francisco in 2007, but now has chapters in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, as well as Minneapolis. Pittenger said she decided to launch the Minneapolis chapter last October after seeing the program in action while visiting San Francisco.

“I left there filled up with so much positive energy and new knowledge and a lot of great connections,” Pittenger said.

The Minneapolis chapter of EcoTuesday hosts an event every fourth Tuesday of the month. Pittenger asks that guests RSVP on the EcoTuesday website.