Matthew has continued to reach out to the public and inform them of the step they can take to become stewards of sustainability within their community. Additionally, he has begun to positively impact the large business network with his efforts in developing a sustainable business compact. He has been working hard on creating operational actions and public commitment statements that business pledge to support and promote in their business plan. The real impact will come later in the year when all that Matthew has done will be finalized and set to launch in early January. With the focus of the compact that Matthew has help develop, it will change the way the region conducts business and will influence other business that may not value sustainability.