Welcome to the group! Our world is growing increasingly complex and yet, it’s important that we recognize how we are all connected – to each other, to the natural world, and to all living things. Living a sustainable life means reducing our demand on natural resources and being mindful of our decisions and the impact they have on the environment. This is a place where we can share success stories, talk through challenges, ask questions and learn from one another.
My name is Amanda Holloway and I’m the moderator for the group. I’ve worked for Mayo Clinic for over 16 years (hard to believe – time flies!). I started as the Recycling Coordinator overseeing the daily operations at the Mayo Rochester Recycling Center. In my current role I have oversight of Rochester’s waste and recycling programs and am leading a project to create the business plan for a formal sustainability program at Mayo Clinic. In my free time I enjoy spending time outside hiking with my dog, birding, biking, gardening, kayaking, fishing with my husband…I’m pretty much game for any outdoor activity! I also help coordinate monthly gatherings of sustainably-minded community members in the Rochester area (Rochester Green Drinks). It’s been a great way to meet people with similar interests and learn about the variety of ways people are trying to make this world a better place.
I’d love to learn more about you and your interest in sustainability. Introduce yourself and feel free to start a discussion with a question you may have or a story you’d like to share about your sustainability journey.