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Celebrate & CONNECT

with Local Sustainability

Sustainability is commonly framed through a lens of scarcity and fear of the future, but the Sustainability Institute takes a different approach.  We believe that embracing sustainability leads to an abundance of well-being, clean air and water, nutritious food, decent jobs, and biodiversity, pointing us toward a more vibrant future for our communities. At the Sustainability Institute, we help the Driftless region create a positive vision of what could be by celebrating regional sustainability efforts and connecting individuals to them and each other.

Founded in 2012 and formally a 501(c)3 in 2015, the Sustainability Institute has been serving the La Crosse and surrounding counties with a variety of programming and events in hopes to help inspire our community to work together towards a positive vision of sustainability and resilience.

The Sustainability Institute catalyzes sustainable Action in the 7 river region.

We do this by: 

- Educating about local sustainability issues and solutions

- Advocating for climate and sustainable action

- Connecting like-minded organizations and people to each other

- Inspiring a positive Vision for a sustainable future.

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SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE
EXECUTIVE BOARD

LEE RASCH

Board Chair

Leadership Ethics

DOROTHY LENARD

Vice Chair

Community Member

WADE HACKBARTH

Secretary

Western Technical College

BRANDON PRINSEN

Treasurer

Johns, Flaherty & Collins, S.C.

MAGGIE MCDERMOTT

Board Member

Community Member

VICKI MILLER

Board Member

Strive2Thrive Coulee Region

NAO TSUMAGARI

Board Member

Trane

JACOB SCIAMMAS

Board Member

Community Member

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SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE STAFF

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CARRIE THOMPSON

Executive Director

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CASEY MEEHAN

Director of Programming

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