Two Harbors man elected chairmanJamie Juenemann of Two Harbors has been elected chairman of the University of Minnesota Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership board for 2010.
Jamie Juenemann of Two Harbors has been elected chairman of the University of Minnesota Northeast Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership board for 2010.
Juenemann is a co-founder of the Silver Creek Institute, which focuses on sustainability issues with the environment. The U of M partnership deals with sustainable development in northeastern Minnesota by “identifying and supporting targeted research and education projects; and by developing networks of cooperation with others and communicating its work.”
Juenemann, a 1993 graduate of UMD, has been active in natural resource management and protection for most of his life, working for both the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 18 years.
As part of his commitment to reducing carbon emissions and living a more sustainable lifestyle, he retro-fitted his home north of Two Harbors to be entirely energy self-sufficient in 2001. What began as a personal effort quickly transitioned into helping others do the same and led to the co-founding of Silver Creek Institute in 2004, with Dr. Okey Ukaga, the executive director of the development partnership.
In 2006, Juenemann created Clean Energy Solutions to fulfill Silver Creek Institute’s energy education goals by providing home and small business owners with consulting, design and installation of renewable energy systems.
In addition to serving as Associate Director of Silver Creek Institute and managing the Clean Energy Solutions program, he is a member of the Northeast Clean Energy Resource Team. He spends much of his free time with his wife and two daughters skiing, sailing, dog sledding and running the family farm.