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Corporate Sponsorships | Grow Your Business with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


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The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum at the University of Minnesota is a place to Network with professionals across industries, with an interest in Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Health & Wellness.

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Corporate Sponsorships | Grow Your Business with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

  1. 1. EcoNetworking for Sustainable Solutions Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity 2013 Overview EcoNetworking for Sustainable Solutions is a year-long series including12 events and conversations hosted by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The series provides opportunities for professionals to gather across industries, learn and exchange knowledge about leading-edge sustainability practices, and uncover resources necessary for making innovative advances in sustainability. Events feature prominent subject experts presenting on subjects important to the development of sustainable products and leading-edge practices while providing an opportunity for professionals to share experiences and learn from the collective wisdom in the community. The organic essence of these offerings furthers the proliferation of eco-innovation. The Audience The primary audience includes internal corporate green teams, upper-middle management decision makers, social corporate responsibility teams, C-level executives, and leaders in public and non-profit sectors who provide expertise and resources for conservation, sustainability, and wellness. We draw on our vast connections through the business community and University of Minnesota to provide depth, expertise, and relevant connections throughout this series. The Sponsorship Opportunity Series Sponsors receive brand recognition at each of the 12 events and in all related event promotion and marketing for the entire year-long series including an extensive and active B2B social presence, print and other traditional media, and comprehensive day of the event signage and other promotional opportunities. As a Series Sponsor, you will be recognized on the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s website as a corporate partner at the Corporate Sustainer level and receive all the benefits of partnership that accompany this level. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is seeking a few great environmentally-focused partners in healthcare, retail, manufacturing, banking packaged goods, agriculture, transportation, and others to partner and provide financial support in this groundbreaking work. Investment Levels Annual Series Sponsorship $25,000 Individual Event Sponsorship $10, 000 Support and Element Sponsorship $3,000-$9,000For more information contact Beverly Anglum | Corporate Relations Manager | 952.443.1407
  2. 2. Eco-Networking for Sustainable Solutions 2013 Schedule of EventsEco-Networking for Sustainable Solutions is a business-to-business networking series hostedby the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. It is an invitation to the entire Twin Cities businesscommunity to network at the intersect of divergent industries, ideas, and business practices. Itis an intentional exercise in the cross-pollination of ideas and leading-edge sustainablepractices to foster growth and eco-innovation.Join the sustainability conversation, make important business connections and discover newideas and resources for implementing bold, practical, eco-friendly solutions.Business Networking for Sustainable Solutions Kick-Off EventThursday, November 1, 2012Topic: Sustainability – It’s what’s for LunchBusiness Networking for Sustainable SolutionsFriday, January 25th, 2013Topic: Sustainability – Innovative Community Involvement - The ‘How Tos’ of CorporateCommunity Giving GardensSustainable Farming Association of Minnesota ConferenceFeb. 15th-16th, 2013The goal of the Sustainable Farming Association is to help Minnesota farmers along the path tosuccess and self-sustainability. The focus of the 2012 annual conference is to bring togetherrural to urban farmers in a joint effort to find solutions to farming and agricultural challengesinvolving policy, regulations, economics, business practices, safety, networking, and to sharebest practices. The conference will feature a variety of breakout sessions, speakers, andexhibits on the different paths our farms and communities need to embrace to lead a moresustainable existence.School Garden ConferenceFeb 22nd, 2013Research shows that developing a childs appreciation of nature enhances their physical health,cognitive and social development, and creativity. Discover how and why to transform schoolsextensive paved surfaces into a sustained vibrant mosaic of outdoor learning and playopportunities. Explore innovative ways to weave curricula into school landscapes, diversifyeducational recreational offerings, enhance local ecology, and reflect each schools location andcultural context. This conference will share experiences, case studies, and best practices aboutcreating and sustaining cutting edge schoolyards and school gardens. Attendees will meet like-minded colleagues while sharing ideas, and get inspired to bring these ideas back to theircommunities.Beekeeping in Northern Climates WorkshopMarch 2nd and 3rd, 2013This two day course provides all the information necessary to keep bees in cold climates. Wetake you through two years of beekeeping; purchasing and assembling equipment, orderingbees and queens, hiving packages, ensuring colony survival through winter, dividing colonies inthe spring, and producing, harvesting, extracting, bottling, and selling honey. We also cover theimportant basics of disease and mite management and control, emphasizing a reduction inchemical use within bee hives. This unique workshop is taught by Marla Spivak (University ofMinnesota Entomology professor, MacArthur Fellow, and Distinguished McKnight Professor)and Gary Reuter (University of Minnesota Scientist and President of the American BeekeepingFederation).
  3. 3. Eco-Networking for Sustainable Solutions 2013 Schedule of Events, cont’d. Spring Garden Expo March 8th-10th, 2013 Learn more about growing, buying, and enjoying plants. Start your spring plant-growing journey be joining in the conversation with nationally respected authors of gardening books and have your books signed by the authors. Get down-to-earth gardening advice from leading University of Minnesota horticulture experts and Arboretum experts on tried-and-true as well as new research and testing results in growing plants. Enjoy time spent with other gardening enthusiasts and talk with plant society representatives. Revel in what the Arboretum has to offer during the first spring awakenings. Business Networking for Sustainable Solutions Thursday, April 25, 2013 Topic: Sustainability – What’s Wellness Got to Do with It? Business Networking for Sustainable Solutions Thursday, June 27, 2013 Topic: Bio-Inspiration for Business Clean Water Summit Sept. 15th, 2013 The annual Clean Water Summit brings together a wide variety of individuals, communities, businesses, and organizations involved in maintaining clean water in our communities. Featured presentations will address technical aspects as well as policy and planning issues that are tied with the economic, social, and environmental impact of protecting and achieving clean water. A focus is selected for the summit each year. Business Networking for Sustainable Solutions Thursday, September 26, 2013 Topic: Building a Sustainable Brand Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyles Summit First week of Oct. 2013 The safety, quality, and availability of the food that humans consume are constant concerns. The Healthy Foods Summit seeks to examine the impacts of current food system approaches on human health around the world. The symposium will identify critical points in the system where intervention can improve human health, exploring both "conventional" and "sustainable" approaches and seeking common purpose. To this end, the summit will feature research and best-practice case studies that integrate human-health research and food-system decision making. Speakers across disciplines and from around the world will share knowledge and expertise and provide a framework for coordinated, collaborative research and policy. Together, participants will address such questions as how communities are engaging in creative strategies to improve their own food environments, and what industry, academia, government, and non-profits are doing to improve health outcomes across all populations. Holiday Networking for Sustainable Solutions Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 Topic: Strictly Social – Using Social Media to tell an Eco-StoryFor more information contact Beverly Anglum | Corporate Relations Manager | 952.443.1407