Media Contact
For more information about Paydirt or to schedule an interview with one of our sustainability experts, please contact Jill Kolling at (612) 840-5673.

Twin Cities Business
August 2012
Jill Kolling is quoted throughout “Engaging Employees in Helping the Environment,” an article featuring two of Paydirt’s employee engagement clients. You can read the full article on p. 64 of the magazine’s digital edition here.

Leading Edge Magazine
Summer 2012
Eliza Clark was featured in “Good Deeds Rewarded,” an article recommending strategies for deriving business value out of CSR initiatives. You can read the full article here.

Twin Cities Women in Sustainability
February 3, 2012
Jill Kolling presented at the Twin Cities Women in Sustainability breakfast on February 3, 2012. View Jill’s presentation entitled Employee Engagement: The Missing Link to Sustainable Opportunity here.

Twins Obtain LEED Silver Certification for Green Operations
December 13, 2011
With Paydirt’s assistance, Target Field becomes the first professional sports facility to receive LEED certification for both construction and operations! Read the full press release here.

Clean and Green: A Supplement to Twin Cities Business
June 2011
Jill Kolling quoted in “Saving Green,” an article highlighting easy, cost-effective and innovative ways to improve a company’s sustainability.

Regional LOHAS Conference
May 12, 2011
Along with our EcoHive co-creators at, Jill Kolling and John Nielson will lead a 90-minute workshop on how to generate people-powered sustainability success within your organization. Join us!

Paydirt Receives National Certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise
January 19, 2011
Paydirt announces that it has been awarded certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Read the full press release here: PDF. Conquering the Green Team Plateau for Sustainability Leadership
November 23, 2010
Eliza Clark discusses how social media and education can help companies expand sustainability awareness past the core “green team.” The article can be viewed here.

Spong Forum 2010: Cooking Up a Sustainable Business Practice
November 11, 2010
Jill Kolling was an expert panelist at Carmichael Lynch Spong’s Annual Forum in Minneapolis on November 11, 2010. The Spong Forum explored the topic of sustainability as it relates to the food and beverage industry today.

University of Minnesota Sustainability
November 4, 2010
Jill Kolling was a featured speaker at the University Stores’ Open House on the Twin Cities campus on November 4, 2010. Jill’s session illustrated how departments can form their own green teams and help the University achieve its sustainability goals.

New Business Minnesota
August 2010
Jill Kolling outlines some critical steps for successfully marketing sustainable programs and products in “Green Marketing is about Telling your Story.” The article can be downloaded here: PDF.

B2B Marketing Online
July 13, 2010
Eliza Clark discusses the critical role that marketing departments can play in building internal and external momentum for sustainability programs in “Gaining an Eco-Edge.” The article can be viewed here.

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal: Women to Watch
May 20, 2010
Jill Kolling was honored as one of Minnesota’s “Women to Watch” at the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s annual Women in Business awards luncheon. The award was also featured in the May 21, 2010 issue of the magazine. Read the full article here here.

Minnesota Environmental Initiative: Business and the Environment Series
April 27, 2010
Jill Kolling will be speaking at the Minnesota Environmental Initiative’s upcoming Business and the Environment series event, “Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability.” Download a copy of her presentation here: PDF.

Out and About
April 2010
Paydirt client’s sustainability efforts featured on local television in Richfield, Minn. Watch the full video showcasing The Cornerstone Group’s environmental programs here: VIDEO. Running Up a Better Return on Your Lifecycle Investment
April 1, 2010
In Jill Kolling’s most recent post on, “Running Up a Better Return on Your Lifecycle Investment,” she highlights strategies for deriving true business value from a LCA. The article can be viewed here.

Corporate Incentive and Travel
March 2010
Paydirt’s team building “eco-challenge” for law firm client Krass Monroe featured in national sales incentive and event planning magazine. Read the full article here. The Yin and Yang of CSR Reporting
October 22, 2009
Jill Kolling is a recent contributor to In her post, “The Yin and Yang of CSR Reporting,” Jill addresses the challenges organizations face when they undertake a sustainability reporting initiative. The post can be viewed here.

Campaign to Push Out Paper Yields Big Savings at Fair Isaac
October 23, 2009
Paydirt weighs in on going paperless in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal article “Campaign to push out paper yields big savings at Fair Isaac.” The article can be viewed here.

October 20, 2009
Eliza Clark will be speaking at the RockStars@Work conference in Minneapolis on October 20, 2009. Eliza’s break-out session will explore ways for companies to use green initiatives to appeal to millennial employees and recruits, and build a generational bridge.

Green Operations for Target Field
April 20, 2009
The Minnesota Twins announced today that Paydirt will be partnering with GreenMark to develop a sustainability plan for Target Field, scheduled to open in 2010.
Coverage by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal can be found here. The full press release can be downloaded here: PDF.

International Institute for Women Entrepreneurs: GetConnected 2009
May 6, 2009
Jill Kolling will be speaking at the annual GetConnected conference, presented by the International Institute for Women Entrepreneurs. This year’s conference theme is Staying on Track: Strategies and Realities, and Jill will be addressing the topic “Connecting the Environment and Your Bottom Line.” More information is available here.

Earth Day Is Every Day: What can you do to “go green” at work?
April 22, 2009
As part of its celebration of Earth Day, the College of St. Catherine interviewed Jill Kolling for an article discussing practical green strategies for the workplace.

CVC Awards Luncheon: The Power of Green
April 9, 2009
Eliza Clark will be the keynote speaker at the Corporate Volunteerism Council’s 29th Awards Luncheon: The Power of Green. More information is available here.

Business People Twin Cities
November 29, 2008
The addition of Eliza Clark to the Paydirt team was announced by the St. Paul Pioneer Press in its “Business People Twin Cities” column.

Upstarts: Paydirt Provides Green Answers
November 15, 2008
MinnesotaBusiness Magazine included a profile of Paydirt in the “Upstarts” section of its November issue. The issue hit newsstands on November 15.

Open for Business
September 7, 2008
The St. Paul Pioneer Press featured Paydirt in its “Open for Business” column.

How and What to Market When Going ‘Green’
August 15, 2008
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal highlighted Paydirt in its article, “How and what to market when going ‘green.'” The full article can be downloaded here: PDF.

Inside Track: Hitting Paydirt
August 11, 2008
Paydirt is featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s “Inside Track” column. The full article can be viewed here.