Bobbie joined Do It Green in July 2017 as the Promotions and Outreach Coordinator. She is a Master Recycler/ Composter and she recently used a county grant to build a business recycling program for a Minneapolis non-profit. Bobbie also works with Eureka Recycling to manage waste and educate the public about recycling and composting at large twin cities events. She is passionate about waste reduction and limiting plastic consumption, and she spreads that message through social media, blogging and community meetings as an ambassador for Be Zero. Bobbie finds inspiration outdoors. She loves to canoe and hike, and spends her weekends at the farmers market with her husband and baby girl.
Joe Riemann is Associate Director at Shared Capital Cooperative and accountant and board member for Seward Child Care Center. In addition to his co-op outreach and operations work with Shared Capital, he is also co-founder of Cooperative Principal, a federation of cooperative investment clubs. Previously, Joe was the manager of finance and administration for Land Stewardship Project.
He also held a number of positions at The Wedge Community Co-op, including produce staff, the organic certification coordinator, and developer of farmer relations and consumer outreach materials. During that time, he also worked on food and environmental policy research at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, and worked extensively on domestic fair trade issues. Joe has also been a worker-owner at Equal Exchange cooperative where he helped start a Midwest distribution center, as well as develop and implement their fair-trade banana program. Through these experiences, Joe has gained a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities that are unique to democratically owned and operated businesses, here, and around the world.
Olivia House is an up and coming freelance graphic designer from Minneapolis. A recent high school grad, Olivia will be studying graphic design and marketing in the fall at Augsburg College, where she will also be playing soccer. Olivia is excited to climb on board with the Do it Green! Minnesota team and is hoping to learn more about ways she can help conserve the environment.