Free sustainability seminar offered to local businesses

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 by Sustainability

Appleton, Wis. – Earlier today, the Sustainable Business Exchange hosted an event entitled “Change Happens When Sustainability is Fun…You Know, Like a Game,” that is meant to provide information to local businesses on opportunities to implement sustainability through the use of fun, interactive games.

Kathy Kuntz and Raj Shukla from Cool Choices shared lessons learned from employee engagement programs, illustrating how games can motivate change. Miron Construction Co., Inc. successfully piloted this employee sustainability program last year and has seen great behavioral changes in its employees since.

“Just as Miron leads by example, we wanted to encourage our employees to be sustainability leaders in their own communities,” said Theresa Lehman, director of sustainable services for Miron Construction. “Our partnership with Cool Choices enabled employees to save money, protect the environment and make their homes healthier—just as our construction efforts deliver those benefits to our clients.”

Lehman, along with representatives from Goodwill, Affinity Health System and Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance spoke as a panel at the event on steering organizational change toward sustainability.


Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Miron Construction Co., Inc., recently named Builder of the Year by The Daily Reporter, as part of the publication’s 2011 Newsmakers of the Year awards program, is a forward-thinking, fast-growing private company completing work throughout the nation. Miron is currently listed 94th among all general contractors in the United States and among the top 10 (the largest Wisconsin-based) construction companies serving the Midwest by Engineering News Record (based on revenue figures for 2010). Miron provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build and general construction services and is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., with regional offices in Madison, Wausau and Milwaukee, Wis., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Negaunee, Mich., and Virginia, Minn. For more information, please visit




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