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Private Booking - Ethical Downsizing: Strategies for Boomers - $250
Book Julie to present the below curriculum to a private audience of 2 to 12 in a Twin Cities metro location of your choosing (for commercial bookings or larger trainings, please contact Julie directly).

As boomers reach retirement, millennials embrace minimalism, and retailers spit out an ever-increasing barrage of product, those getting ready to downsize face a harsh reality: stuff isn’t worth much, demand is weak, and estate liquidators have become strategic about which clients they accept, leaving many seniors – and their families – to deal with decades of emotionally charged accumulation on their own.

Julie's objective is to help empty nesters know what to expect and how to plan for a major life transition in order to have the most positive experience and most successful outcomes possible.

During this ‘tell it to me straight’ info session, Julie will explain the current market for secondhand goods, discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that present for this particular age group and explain what is likely to happen at each phase of the downsizing process.

This session will give you a clear understanding of the stages involved, solutions for each stage, and a list of resources, contacts, and strategies intended to help you keep as many of your treasures out of the trash as possible.
Private Booking - Dreaded Inheritance: The Crowded House - $250
Book Julie to present the below curriculum to a private audience of 2 to 12 in a Twin Cities metro location of your choosing (for commercial bookings or larger trainings, please contact Julie directly).
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Are you freaked about the idea of inheriting your parents’ lifetime accumulation of stuff in the not-nearly-distant-enough future?

The emotional labor, investment of time, and direct financial costs involved in emptying a family estate on someone else’s behalf can not be understated. Our work with families dealing with these sorts of circumstances has made us intensely aware of the guilt, exhaustion, frustration, and conflict that often arise when tackling the pig in the python: a filled house, frequently offered up as ‘your inheritance.’

Our objective is to help second generation family members anticipate, and be aware of a series of issues and stages common with this major life transition. This workshop has a specific environmental angle: we’ve seen too many families default to filling a rolloff (or four) only to deal with the emotional aftermath of intensified regret: the throwing away of truckloads of useful things that belonged to important people is something we want to help you avoid.

This will not be a silver bullet, nor will we offer platitudes. Instead, during this ‘tell it to me straight’ info session, we’ll offer a new paradigm for the possession and divestment of material goods, explain the current market for secondhand items, discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that present for those with close connections to aging family members, and provide resources to help you and your sibs empty that house with or without the property’s primary resident involved.

At the end of this event, you'll have a clear understanding of your options and a list of resources, contacts, and strategies intended to help you and your family keep as much of a lifetime’s treasures out of the waste stream as possible.
Private Booking - Understand Your Climate Footprint - $250
Book Julie to present the below curriculum to a private audience of 2 to 12 in a Twin Cities metro location of your choosing (for commercial bookings or larger trainings, please contact Julie directly).
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The intensity of 2018’s weather events shook many of us awake: climate change is real, it’s happening now, it’s caused by humans, it’s hurting people, and we have both an opportunity and the moral imperative to do everything we can to change course.

While political action, recycling, and public transit are ‘shoulds’ that many of us are familiar with, most of us are wholly unclear of what it would take - in practice - to live legitimately sustainable lives based on the key global measure we’re being told must be drastically reduced: the implied complexity of calculating our CO2 emissions makes us desperately want to focus on things that are, well, easier.

During four years of gathering CO2 data at Junket (yeah- that’s what sometimes took us so long at the register), we learned a lot about emissions…mostly, we realized that while it was helpful for *us* to understand how many emissions resulted from manufacturing paper clips, most folks just wanted to feel good about making better choices - but knowing what those choices were? That was the tricky part.

We want to help you make better choices. Perhaps more importantly, we want to help you be confident that the choices you *are* making actually matter.

In this 90 minute session, Junket’s founder, Julie Kearns, will summarize key opportunities for individual and collective carbon draw-down. Small things add up quickly (be they paper clips or habits or votes) when multiplied times millions or billions of people, so we’re going to forego the utility bills and mileage tracking in favor of taking an honest gut-level approach to understanding our footprints — and understanding how we can make them better.

You will leave this session with the personalized results of two completed footprint assessments and the working ability to incorporate climate impact into both daily decision-making and broader life planning efforts.

As we all face the prospect of rapid change (whether we choose it or it is chosen for us), we encourage participants to keep an open mind in considering all adaptive options presented, be they practical habit changes, foreign ideas, or radical shifts in mindset.

Requirement: participant has smart phone or tablet with independent wireless connectivity for completing assessments during the session.
Private Booking - Using Public Data & Excel to Map Product & Service Footprints - $250
Book Julie to present the below curriculum to a private audience of 2 to 12 in a Twin Cities metro location of your choosing (for commercial bookings or larger trainings, please contact Julie directly).
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Julie uses publicly available data to tell stories that help people understand how key business decisions create environmental benefit - or harm - at scale.

During this session, she'll introduce several carbon dioxide footprint models and explain how they highlight the environmental implications of at-scale business practices and products (incl Amazon's cardboard boxes & Levi's 501s).

In this session, she'll work with you to identify and build a model based on something you're curious to understand within the framework of resource use and/or emissions risk.

You'll have the most success with this session if you have a working knowledge of Excel functions and how they can be used to quickly summarize information (i.e. you're comfortable creating basic functions like ADD/PRODUCT/AVERAGE).

You'll want to be ready with a laptop or tablet with spreadsheet functionality and the ability to access the WWW. Also, bring a 'what's the footprint' question that you're curious (or suspicious) about. Our goal is to outline the process of gathering and analyzing data, and then get you started building your own data models.

Covered in the intro:
1- Overview of process of building logic/conducting analysis (building a conservative model,
2- Examples of models and the questions they answer.
3- Identifying and evaluating the carbon question you want to answer
4- Brief review of publicly available carbon and transit data.
5- Determining what information is publicly available to help answer your carbon question
6- Building your first spreadsheet (please have a working command of how to create equations in Excel/Google Sheets)

Startup Services

Pick Julie's Brain over Coffee - $100
Thinking of launching your own start-up? Stuck or spinning? Wanna learn more about how Junket structured its retail business model or network to people who can help you gain traction? Happy to help.
Consulting Services - Hourly Rate - $150
It's like learning how to cook: you can always DIY, but sometimes, it's helpful to have someone who's been there take a chunk out of that learning curve so you can quickly take things to the next level. Whether it's networking to experts, reviewing your plan, or helping you evaluate a marketing or operations strategy with an environmentally ethical lens, Julie's glad to share what she's learned in more than two decades of corporate, small business, and start-up life.

Small Business Consulting

Free 10 minute phone consultation - $0
For first timers & fresh faces: let's chat to determine what you want to accomplish and how I can help you make it happen!
Carbon-Informed Small Business Consulting Services - Rack Rate - $120
A la carte, carbon-informed consulting services for small businesses in the Minneapolis metro.
4 Hour Strategic Consulting Package - $400 (call for appointment)
I offer a reduced rate for multi-hour bookings. Give me a call to discuss what you need accomplished.

Corporate Lunch & Learns

Lunch & Learn - Ethical Downsizing: Strategies for Boomers - $500
As boomers reach retirement, millennials embrace minimalism, and retailers spit out an ever-increasing barrage of product, those getting ready to downsize face a harsh reality: stuff isn’t worth much, demand is weak, and estate liquidators have become strategic about which clients they accept, leaving many seniors – and their families – to deal with decades of emotionally charged accumulation on their own.

Julie's objective is to help empty nesters know what to expect and how to plan for a major life transition in order to have the most positive experience and most successful outcomes possible.

During this ‘tell it to me straight’ info session, Julie will explain the current market for secondhand goods, discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that present for this particular age group and explain what is likely to happen at each phase of the downsizing process.

This session will give you a clear understanding of the stages involved, solutions for each stage, and a list of resources, contacts, and strategies intended to help you keep as many of your treasures out of the trash as possible.
Lunch & Learn - Dreaded Inheritance: The Crowded House - $500
Are you freaked about the idea of inheriting your parents’ lifetime accumulation of stuff in the not-nearly-distant-enough future?

The emotional labor, investment of time, and direct financial costs involved in emptying a family estate on someone else’s behalf can not be understated. Our work with families dealing with these sorts of circumstances has made us intensely aware of the guilt, exhaustion, frustration, and conflict that often arise when tackling the pig in the python: a filled house, frequently offered up as ‘your inheritance.’

Our objective is to help second generation family members anticipate, and be aware of a series of issues and stages common with this major life transition. This workshop has a specific environmental angle: we’ve seen too many families default to filling a rolloff (or four) only to deal with the emotional aftermath of intensified regret: the throwing away of truckloads of useful things that belonged to important people is something we want to help you avoid.

This will not be a silver bullet, nor will we offer platitudes. Instead, during this ‘tell it to me straight’ info session, we’ll offer a new paradigm for the possession and divestment of material goods, explain the current market for secondhand items, discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that present for those with close connections to aging family members, and provide resources to help you and your sibs empty that house with or without the property’s primary resident involved.

At the end of this event, you'll have a clear understanding of your options and a list of resources, contacts, and strategies intended to help you and your family keep as much of a lifetime’s treasures out of the waste stream as possible.
Lunch & Learn - Facing Your Climate Footprint - $500
The intensity of 2018’s weather events shook many of us awake: climate change is real, it’s happening now, it’s caused by humans, it’s hurting people, and we have both an opportunity and the moral imperative to do everything we can to change course.

While political action, recycling, and public transit are ‘shoulds’ that many of us are familiar with, most of us are wholly unclear of what it would take - in practice - to live legitimately sustainable lives based on the key global measure we’re being told must be drastically reduced: the implied complexity of calculating our CO2 emissions makes us desperately want to focus on things that are, well, easier.

During four years of gathering CO2 data at Junket (yeah- that’s what sometimes took us so long at the register), we learned a lot about emissions…mostly, we realized that while it was helpful for *us* to understand how many emissions resulted from manufacturing paper clips, most folks just wanted to feel good about making better choices - but knowing what those choices were? That was the tricky part.

We want to help you make better choices. Perhaps more importantly, we want to help you be confident that the choices you *are* making actually matter.

In this 90 minute session, Junket’s founder, Julie Kearns, will summarize key opportunities for individual and collective carbon draw-down. Small things add up quickly (be they paper clips or habits or votes) when multiplied times millions or billions of people, so we’re going to forego the utility bills and mileage tracking in favor of taking an honest gut-level approach to understanding our footprints — and understanding how we can make them better.

You will leave this session with the personalized results of two completed footprint assessments and the working ability to incorporate climate impact into both daily decision-making and broader life planning efforts.

As we all face the prospect of rapid change (whether we choose it or it is chosen for us), we encourage participants to keep an open mind in considering all adaptive options presented, be they practical habit changes, foreign ideas, or radical shifts in mindset.

Requirement: participant has smart phone or tablet with independent wireless connectivity for completing assessments during the session.
Lunch & Learn - Using Public Data & Excel to Map Product & Service Footprints - $500
Julie uses publicly available data to tell stories that help people understand how key business decisions create environmental benefit - or harm - at scale.

During this session, she'll introduce several carbon dioxide footprint models and explain how they highlight the environmental implications of at-scale business practices and products (incl Amazon's cardboard boxes & Levi's 501s).

In this session, she'll work with you to identify and build a model based on something you're curious to understand within the framework of resource use and/or emissions risk.

You'll have the most success with this session if you have a working knowledge of Excel functions and how they can be used to quickly summarize information (i.e. you're comfortable creating basic functions like ADD/PRODUCT/AVERAGE).

You'll want to be ready with a laptop or tablet with spreadsheet functionality and the ability to access the WWW. Also, bring a 'what's the footprint' question that you're curious (or suspicious) about. Our goal is to outline the process of gathering and analyzing data, and then get you started building your own data models.

Covered in the intro:
1- Overview of process of building logic/conducting analysis (building a conservative model,
2- Examples of models and the questions they answer.
3- Identifying and evaluating the carbon question you want to answer
4- Brief review of publicly available carbon and transit data.
5- Determining what information is publicly available to help answer your carbon question
6- Building your first spreadsheet (please have a working command of how to create equations in Excel/Google Sheets)

Corporate Consulting

Carbon-Informed Corporate Consulting - Discuss Contracted or Package Services
If you'd like to explore having Julie contract for specific services or offer a specific consulting proposal, this option will give you 15 minutes on her calendar for a call to quickly determine viability and next steps. Thanks!
Carbon-Informed Corporate Consulting Services - Rack Rate - $500
A la carte, carbon-informed consulting services for corporate clientele in the Minneapolis metro.
Initial Consult: Environmentally Ethical Corporate Brand Strategies - $2,400
The purpose of this formal consultation is to determine organizational readiness to engage in environmentally ethical (carbon informed, socially transparent) commerce.

If you fear your organization's market will respond with anger when they realize you've been misleading them with eco-friendly marketing claims at the expense of the biosphere, and if you want to change that, this session will help all involved take stock of your org's readiness to do the work that climate change demands of a socially and environmentally ethical brand.

During this initial consult, Julie will meet with key decision makers to review the high level risks & rewards of introducing carbon transparency into your business model.
Carbon-Informed Commerce: Small Group Training Session for Sourcing & Procurement Specialists - $500
40% of all United States emissions are directly tied to demand for consumer goods. If your company is in the business of making things or using things made by other companies, you will be dramatically affected by carbon pricing in the not-distant future. Want to get ahead of legislation and lead on climate? Julie will help you and up to 3 colleagues understand and incorporate basic environmental impact (and impact avoidance) analysis into decision-making frameworks so you can make better purchases, at scale.