The Minnesota Round Table on Sustainable Development was a diverse group of 30 business, environmental and community leaders appointed by Governor Arne H. Carlson to consider how Minnesotans could safeguard their long-term environmental, economic and social well-being. Its mission was to serve as a catalyst for sustainable development, to foster public and private partnerships and reach out to Minnesotans across the state, and to stimulate interest in and communicate the importance of achieving sustainable development.
The Round Table completed its work in July 1998 with a series of reports proposing concrete steps for helping make Minnesota business, communities and government function more sustainably. As the group’s co-chairs put it: "We cannot afford yesterday’s old approaches, whether they boost the economy at the environment’s expense or protect the environment without thought to the effect on our economy. We need an economy that naturally restores the environment and enhances communities."

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The Minnesota Round Table on Sustainable Development was a diverse group of
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Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
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Minnesota Department of Administration
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October 18, 2005
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