About: Julie Drennen
- When it comes to East Metro Regional Managers, Julie is easily our finest. Sure, there may be lack of competition for the role as she is the only east regional manager, but we are lucky to have her all the same. While she was born in Ohio, Julie grew up in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. She earned a Political Science degree from the University of Minnesota Morris.
Posts by Julie Drennen
Faced with less than three weeks to make Stillwater’s iconic Lumberjack Days Festival be low-waste, a scrappy Stillwater team finds a way to succeed
Thanks to Washington County funding and the Stillwater Independent Business Alliance, this community has come up with a very local approach to improving waste management.
Exploring solar panels is an exciting process for homeowners who are able to take the step towards being nearly energy self-reliant, but speaking with a homeowner association for approval can seem complicated and daunting. Check out this post for tips on seeking solar panel approval with an HOA!
The Legacy Amendment is one of Minnesota’s most celebrated and collaborative achievements. However, the value of Legacy funds has come into question this legislative session.
Sometimes it feels like conservation issues are too complex to be communicated clearly. But we all want clean air and water. Read about Community Coordinator Julie Drennen’s experience at an atypical conservation event in Shoreview.
Our rain events in Minnesota have been getting more intense. How will our cities respond to these changes to keep us safe from overflowing lakes and flooded roads?
An important pillar of conservation is minimizing toxic chemicals in our own homes, but many questions come up when we discuss this subject. Are these chemicals truly “toxic”?
In 2016, Governor Dayton’s Executive Order to protect pollinators set a new national standard, but what exactly does this mean for Minnesota? What does it look like to be a leader of pollinator protection? Check out this blog post to find out!
Going solar is a fantastic way to promote clean energy sources, but city governments sometimes struggle the best approach. Check out this blog post to learn some options your city has for supporting solar energy!
Energy efficiency is a key conservation tool, but do you know why it’s really so important? Folks who are attracted to shiny solar panels and fancy wind turbines might wonder if the energy efficiency hype is just hot air – but there are many merits to updating home energy efficiency!