Alyssa grew up boating and hiking around Minnesota’s many lakes and rivers. It was through these childhood memories and environmental classes at the University of Minnesota that she realized how important it would be to protect these resources for future generations. Since graduating, she has worked for the Conservation Corps and Three Rivers Park District to support Minnesota’s native plant communities. In her spare time Alyssa enjoys hiking, biking, relaxing in her hammock and cooking. She is always happy to try a new outdoor activity. Alyssa is looking forward to being a part of the Do It Green community.
Amanda has been a member of the board since 2016. She graduated from University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire in 2013 with a B.A. in World Politics and Environmental Studies. While there, she interned for several environmental organizations, including the Student Office of Sustainability. After graduation, Amanda taught English in South Korea for a year through the EPIK program. Upon returning, she happily found a home in Minnesota, where she works in the energy efficiency sector. Amanda loves nature, and can be seen on the weekends biking, hiking, canoeing, cross country skiing, camping, and walking her dog, Lucky. She is honored to serve on the Board for Do It Green! because she is passionate about environmental outreach and education, and Do It Green’s resources make sustainability easy to accomplish!
Ami has worked in the environmental field for over 14 years. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Do It Green! Minnesota. She has also served many other environmental roles in the community including work with the MPCA, SWMCB, Minnesota Waste Wise,Living Green Expo, and with many other community and environmental organizations in Minnesota. She is happily married and has a nature-loving five year old. Her family makes it a daily priority to get outdoors to reconnect with the beautiful living world out there – hiking, bug catching, running, biking, cross country skiing, you name it! She also loves to make and enjoy vegan food with friends/family and takes every opportunity to visit new areas around Minnesota, the U.S. and the world! She is proud to be with Do It Green! Minnesota to witness how it’s grown and kept going all these years (over a decade!). She appreciates those she has met, so many amazing individuals that have been a part of our work towards making Minnesota more sustainable.
Andy has been part of Do It Green! Minnesota from the beginning. He enjoys promoting a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. He actively participates in Do It Green’s annual events including: Green Gifts Fair, Annual publication and the Living Green Expo. Andy is also an active board member. Outside of Do It Green, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and family. He is also an excited new father. You will find Andy and Ami trying to keep up with their new son either out on the ski trails, hiking in the woods, or spending time at the farmers market.
At a very young age, Carla knew she loved the outdoors and wanted to make a career of protecting the natural world. Carla went on to study environmental science at the University of Minnesota and urban and rural geography and forestry at the University of Wales, Bangor. She worked for Cargill and Target in Environmental Services, Accenture in Change Management and now works as the Sustainability Coordinator for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. She participates on her local neighborhood environmental committee and volunteers whenever possible on neighborhood initiatives. She is a passionate fan of all things Minnesotan and can usually be found paddling the lakes and streams in her kayak or biking around the state enjoying all it has to offer.
Ever since Heidi learned of the world’s environmental problems as a child she wanted to be part of the solution and is very excited to be part of the Do It Green! team. She graduated from St. Olaf College with a degree in biology and environmental studies. She has been a part of the Do It Green! Team since 2007 and has worked on a wide variety of Do It Green! Minnesota’s programs during that time. She has spent a lot of her time with Do It Green! Minnesota planning the Green Gifts Fair and been part of the board since 2013. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outside with her two sons, going on walks with her two dogs, biking, ice skating, and skiing.
Libby Bottem joined the Board of Do It Green in May 2014. Libby hails from Muskegon, Michigan and has decided to call the Twin Cities home since 2009. Libby enjoys everything outdoors in the great state of Minnesota and gets excited every year for all that the summers hold; camping, gardening, hiking, swimming, etc. and is thrilled to be part of sustainability in this great state! Libby holds a Bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University in Sociology and Women’s Studies and most often can be found at the Twin Cities dog parks with her family and two crazy dogs.