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Mayor Hodges hires sustainability aide to help Minneapolis move toward zero waste

Stephanie Zawistowski used to work on environmental issues for Best Buy.

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, who campaigned on reducing waste in the city during her successful election run, has hired a sustainability aide.

Stephanie Zawistowski will work on sustainability policy, including plans to make Minneapolis a zero-waste city, the mayor’s office said.

She’ll start later this month.

Said Hodges:

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“Stephanie’s professional, academic and organizing experience in joining sustainability and economic growth are the perfect credentials for continuing to move this work forward. I’m particularly pleased that she will spearhead a plan with the City Council and the Public Works Department to make Minneapolis a zero-waste city, which is an important priority for City Council members and me.”

Zawistowski comes from Best Buy, where she worked on environmental issues. She’s also been National Field Director for the BlueGreen Alliance, a national coalition of environmental organizations and labor unions.