Eco3 Earth Week Recap 2024

Eco3 Earth Week 2024 was a success thanks to the support of our sponsors, collaboration with our partners, and the participation of the community. The Eco3 team is grateful for everyone who helped make this event series possible! 

The fourth annual Eco3 Earth Week built on our traditions by growing our favorite events and adding new ones to the calendar. Over 700 community members joined us to celebrate at five different events throughout the week. 

Lincoln Park Cleanup

The Cleanup is an Earth Week staple! This year we reached an even wider area than before, from the Wheeler Athletic Complex to 19th Ave W. 173 volunteers worked together to clean 100 blocks in just one morning!

Duluth EcoFest

Almost 400 community members joined us for our second annual Duluth EcoFest, this year including our first Green Jobs Fair. Visitors connected with thirty-six vendors about a wide variety of topics and issues related to sustainability: food systems, clean energy, waste reduction, climate action, and more!

Business Sustainability Luncheon

At the Business Sustainability Luncheon, speakers presented on regional sustainable industry to a sold-out room. Lisa Weidemann of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced an upcoming historic survey of the Mississippi River. Dr. Jennifer King of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory shared research that shows the enormous potential for green industry in Northeastern Minnesota. Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) and Executive Director Marianne Bohren were honored in our first annual Eco Awards, and Ecolibrium3 founder and CEO Jodi Slick shared updates on the geothermal research currently underway in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Sustainability Pub Crawl

Main Street Lincoln Park, a program of Ecolibrium3, hosted the neighborhood’s first Sustainability Pub Crawl. Visitors enjoyed a chance to engage with local sustainability organizations in a more casual setting while enjoying our local breweries and cideries. Across five locations, folks of all ages enjoyed eight different stations including sewing basics, recycling 101, composting information, and more!

Saturdays at the Farm

Eco3 Earth Week ended by opening the Eco3 Urban Farm for the season. On April 27, visitors to the Farm learned about growing mushrooms, played games, and toured the lovely property. This day of fun and education marked the official opening of the Farm for the season! Every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the rest of the spring and summer, community members are invited to join us for Saturdays at the Farm.

Eco3 Earth Week would not be possible without the collaboration of our partners, the help of volunteers, and the support of our sponsors. We are so grateful for the generosity of our community! Thank you all for helping us celebrate the planet and advance sustainability. Every connection made during Earth Week helps us continue our work throughout the year.