On Tuesday, November 1st, our community came together to celebrate the launch of GetGreen Duluth at Wild State Cider. GetGreen is a mobile app that helps individuals make an impact on the climate. The GetGreen Duluth pilot program is GetGreen’s first application of the app to a city. The pilot expands the app to include actions from the Duluth Citizens’ Climate Action Plan, aiding individual and collective action by providing sustainable options and alternatives to everyday tasks to create a daily habit of climate stewardship and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
The room was filled with so much optimism and excitement for this new tool to take climate action. At the event, we heard from Duluth Mayor Emily Larson; Ecolibrium3 COO Lora Wedge; CEO and Co-Founder of GetGreen Brian Ringer; and Ecolibrium3 Director of Community Engagement and Development Mackenzie Foley.
“Whether it is riding one of Duluth’s electric buses, requesting a home energy audit, or advocating for more walking infrastructure, the actions in the Duluth Citizens’ Climate Action Plan can be exposed to more people through the GetGreen Duluth app and help build a culture of climate action in our community” said Lora Wedge.
During the event, users completed nearly 200 actions to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, earning over 400 leaves, representing a reduction of 40,000 pounds of carbon.
“The response to GetGreen Duluth since the launch has been fantastic; we’ve seen hundreds of green actions completed by residents already. We had high expectations given the track record on community based action, and those expectations have been exceeded. It’s another great example of Duluth’s climate leadership, and is a great example for other towns and cities to follow” said Brian Ringer.
By earning leaves in the app, users are contributing to the creation of a shared Duluth Micromobility Hub in Lincoln Park. The Hub will include an assortment of bikes, e-bikes, and other unique mobility devices for neighborhood residents to check out. The goal of the Micromobility Hub is to improve transportation access in Lincoln Park and expand people-first transportation in Duluth.
At the launch, Mackenzie Foley stated, “this is an invitation to join us in stewarding our community through everyday action using the GetGreen Duluth app—to do what you can to make our community a more sustainable place. It is an invitation to share this opportunity with the people you know and encourage them, wherever they are in their sustainability journeys, to live more sustainably.”
GetGreen Duluth is a six-month pilot project. As we continue this pilot, we need support from our community:
- Download the GetGreen app now! Use this link or download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. To access the Duluth version of the app, be sure to use a Duluth zip code when you register.
- Share the app with your friends and family. Big movements start with small actions, and together we can make a difference!
- If you are an individual, we are looking for donations for the collective GetGreen Duluth project, Duluth’s first Micromobility Hub. Any amount you are able to give is valuable and appreciated.
- If you are a business, we are looking for sponsors for GetGreen Duluth. Your support will provide incentives for GetGreen Duluth participants and provide financial support needed for the Micromobility Hub. We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors, so there are a number of ways we will recognize your support in making our community a better place to live, work, and play.
Press Conference with the City of Duluth
News Coverage of the GetGreen Duluth Launch
City of Duluth – Media Announcement
Duluth News Tribune – Duluth Launches App to Fight Climate Change
Fox21 – City and Ecolibrium3 Promote GetGreen App to Duluth Residents
Northern News Now – Climate Action App Launches in Duluth
WDIO – GetGreen App Launches in Duluth
The North 103.3 FM – Green Visions: GetGreen Duluth App