Eco3 Earth Week 2023

Join Ecolibrium3 and our partners in a week of events, learning, and service in the fourth annual Eco3 Earth Week from Monday, April 17 to Saturday, April 22! Interested in getting involved? Scroll to the bottom of this page to see our opportunities.

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Monday, April 17th

Virtual Kickoff:
6:00 PM

Join our virtual kickoff to learn more about what Ecolibrium3 is up to this Earth Week and what promotions are available. This fully virtual event will be held on Facebook live at 6:00 pm on Monday, April 17th. Featuring a performance from Duluth’s own Hannah Rey!

Wednesday, April 19th

Farm Open House:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Visit Ecolibrium3's urban farm to repot plants, plant seedlings for local organizations, and make seed art in the heated greenhouse! Come enjoy the fun and learn more about our food access programming in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Location: Eco3 Urban Farm at Lake Superior College

Thursday, April 20th

Business Breakfast:
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Explore the intersection of strong economic development, climate action, and social justice. Hear from Duluth's Mayor Larson, urban strategist Michele Reeves, Department of Commerce, and the National Renewable Energy Lab. This is a ticketed event.
Location: Clyde Iron Works

Green Gentrification: How to Build Housing Equity and Address Displacement:
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Duluth has experienced unasked for accolades as the best "Climate Migration" location, causing increased pressure on our housing stock. Join this community conversation on what tools are available to expand equitable housing access.
Location: LNPK Hub (2014 W. 3rd Street, Door 1).

Street of the Future - Public Design Session:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about street design that maximizes livability and economic success in Duluth. Join urban strategist Michele Reeves and community stakeholders for a 2-hour design symposium to inform the rebuild of W. Superior Street through Lincoln Park.
Location: LNPK Hub (2014 W. 3rd Street, Door 1).

Friday, April 21st

Ask the Experts -
National Renewable Energy Lab:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Ecolibrium3 and the City of Duluth have been partnering with the National Renewable Energy Lab on renewable energy and transportation planning. In this session experts from the National Renewable Energy Lab will outline renewable energy and transportation opportunities in Duluth and how they can accelerate our clean energy transition. Free to attend, no registration is required.
Location: LNPK Hub (2014 W. 3rd Street, Door 1).

Saturday, April 22nd

LNPK Cleanup:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Help us build a cleaner and healthier community by volunteering to do some spring cleaning! Join us as we all come together to clean up litter in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Location: Ursa Minor Brewing

Duluth EcoFest:
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate our planet and advance sustainability for everyone in our community at EcoFest! While you learn about local resources, make connections, and engage in climate action; EcoFest will showcase what it means to live sustainably in Duluth.
Location: Clyde Iron Works
Free & Open to Public

Join the Fun! 

Submit Your Earth Story

Earth Day (and Earth Week) is a celebration of the earth, our community, and our relationships. This year, we are celebrating those relationships by sharing stories. In addition to sharing our own stories, we want to hear from you. When did you first feel a connection to the Earth? What are your favorite ways to connect with nature? Please submit your story of your relationship with nature, the Earth, or Earth Day. If possible, please include a photo, drawing, or other image to represent this connection. These photos and stories will be shared at EcoFest, a free community event at Clyde Iron Works on April 22, 11 am-3 pm. Come celebrate Earth Day with us, see your story, and the stories of your neighbors!

Become a Vendor Partner

Join us as a vendor partner at the 2023 Duluth EcoFest! As a vendor you will have the opportunity to highlight and showcase how your organization “lives sustainably” to a wide range of community members by engaging attendees in interactive and educational activities. We want to celebrate your work and recognize your commitment to making Duluth a more sustainable and resilient community. 

Please review the Vendor Partner Guidelines and  fill out the 2023 EcoFest Vendor Partner application by Thursday, April 6 at 4pm.

Questions? 
Please reach out to Mackenzie Foley: mackenzie@ecolibrium3.org – (218) 336-1038 [primary contact]
Patrick Weber: patrick@ecolibrium3.org – (218) 336-1038 [secondary contact]

Sponsor Earth Week

Join us as a 2023 Earth Week Sponsor to celebrate our planet and advance sustainability for everyone in our community. As a sponsor you will receive a variety of benefits, corresponding with your pledge level, from April 16th to April 22nd, including recognition in communications, tickets to the Sustainability Business Breakfast, a complimentary booth at EcoFest, the opportunity to showcase what your business is doing to advance sustainability, and the option for employees to volunteer at the LNPK Earth Day Clean Up.

For more information, please see the sponsorship benefits package or contact Mackenzie at mackenzie@ecolibrium3.org.

Thank You to Our 2023 Earth Week Sponsors!

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Duluth Grill Family of Restaurants, University of Minnesota – Duluth, Target, Johnson’s Bakery, Almanac Coffee,
Waste Management, and Duluth Children’s Museum.

Thank You to Our 2023 Earth Week Partners!

Ursa Minor Brewing
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