Nick is passionate about social justice and environmental sustainability and works at the intersection of those two movements to propel both forward, shifting human behavior in everyday life towards a more sustainable way of living. He uses a systems approach to sustainability challenges, incorporating life-cycle analysis and cradle-to-cradle thinking to achieve solutions that balance social, environmental and economic interests. Nick worked at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities for 9 years where he developed sustainable building policies, managed the University’s first sustainable building program and improved collaboration with women and minority-owned businesses on sustainable building projects. He also focused on enterprise-level strategic sustainability planning, covering all aspects of campus life and facility operations. Locally, Nick has worked with a variety of organizations including Armstrong Atlantic State University, Emergent Structures, Step Up Savannah and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network on strategic planning, organizational development and environmental sustainability efforts. Nick has a multidisciplinary degree in Environmental Studies, Political Science & Communications and a Masters in Environmental Policy & Organizational Effectiveness. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the USGBC-GA Savannah Branch.