Philipp Muessig will present a program on finding hope in the local sustainability movement and what the state’s sustainability cities program is all about. His background is in science and community development, with previous jobs in minerals exploration, cooperative business development and neighborhood association management. A graduate of Carleton College, he now is the Program Coordinator of the MN GreenStep Cities program and periodically participates in MN Design Team charrettes. Prior work includes transportation topic lead for the MN Green Corps and co-director of the (former) MN Sustainable Communities Network (NextStep). Philipp also is a member of First Universalist Church in Minneapolis.