Katie Young is a director of strategy and category at Starbucks.

Rachel Ogdie lives on Oahu and is a lawyer and entrepreneur.

Brad Punu is Manager of Strategic Initiatives at the Energy Excelerator in Hawaii. The Energy Excelerator is a non-profit incubator for entrepreneurial renewable energy companies looking to change the world, starting in Hawaii.

These forward-thinking companies recognize that an investment in conservation is an investment in community quality of life—and that’s good for business.

Ms. Birkeland was a partner in the commercial real estate practice at Faegre & Benson until 1995.

The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on Ohio’s investment in land conservation through the Clean Ohio Fund and found that every $1 invested in land conservation returned $4 in natural goods and services to the Ohio economy.

The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on Ohio’s investment in land conservation through the Clean Ohio Fund and found that every $1 invested in land conservation returned $4 in natural goods and services to the Ohio economy.

The Trust for Public Land conducted an economic analysis of the return on Ohio’s investment in land conservation through the Clean Ohio Fund and found that every $1 invested in land conservation returned $4 in natural goods and services to the Ohio economy.

The first African American Colonel in the United States Army, Young lead the Buffalo Soldiers, the United States’ first black cavalry.

The Trust for Public Land conducted research summarizing and quantifying the economic benefits to local communities of Keystone Fund investments in Pennsylvania. (Full report.)

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