Lincoln Park Solar Garden

Here you’ll find the story behind the Lincoln Park Solar Garden and information on upcoming programming.

The Lincoln Park Solar Garden, completed in 2020, is a 40-kilowatt solar array at the northeastern entrance to Lincoln Park. It is Duluth’s first community-owned, low-income solar project. The power from the array will benefit the Duluth Veterans’ Place, a transitional housing project by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, and provide long-term funding for an Emergency Energy Fund to help families that are struggling to pay their utility bills.

Volunteers in front of the first raised panel of the Lincoln Park Solar Garden
Raising the first panel on the Lincoln Park Solar Garden
Raising the first panel on the Lincoln Park Solar Garden

2021 Design Series

Starting in May 2021, Ecolibrium3 will be hosting a public design series. Click through the boxes below to learn more about each workshop!

Our fifth workshop and celebration will be held at the Lincoln Park Resilience Hub (2014 W 3rd St Duluth, MN 55806) as part of the Ecolibrium3 Fall Party, on September 25th from 11AM-1PM. 

From 10AM-11AM we will kickoff the event with a tilting of the solar panels at the Lincoln Park Solar Garden (1320 W Michigan St) and then move to the Resilience Hub for an Open House, Lunch, and Eco3 10th Anniversary Party!

Saturday, May 22: 11AM - 1PM

with Christina Woods, Executive Director of the Duluth Art Institute, and Carl Crawford, Human Rights Officer for the City of Duluth
Storytelling is a powerful tool that allows us to recognize the shared experiences of our community members while reinforcing everyone’s right to belong in the place they live. Attendees will create a timeline of their own lives and then co-create a timeline of Lincoln Park events based on the common threads and experiences discussed in a group storytelling session.
Workshop 2 Adapting

Thursday, June 24: 6PM - 8PM

with Jodi Slick, Founder and CEO of Ecolibrium3
Adapting to the changing climate of our region is necessary to strengthen Lincoln Park’s sustainability as an urban community. This workshop will examine methods of climate adaptation developed locally. Attendees will consider how Lincoln Park’s insecurities may worsen with climate change and identify how climate adaptation can strengthen our community.
Workshop 3 Developing

Wednesday, July 28: 10AM - 8PM

with Chris Belden, Alicia Kozlowski, Kris Liljeblad, Andrea Crouse, Mindy Granley, and Gary Eckenberg
Development that emphasizes sustainability and inclusion through participatory design will positively impact the wellbeing of our Lincoln Park community members. Through a mapping exercise, conversations with planning professionals, and a design activity focused on neighborhood art, attendees will begin to imagine a new entrance to Lincoln Park along West Michigan Street.

Thursday, August 26: 3PM - 6PM

CANCELLED due to poor air quality
Green infrastructure often requires minimal effort to positively impact the environment - we call this low-impact development. By engaging attendees in Native plant demonstrations and a Watershed activity we will examine green infrastructure models and ask attendees to consider how they may be implemented on the Lincoln Park Solar Garden site to sustain it as a community asset.

Questions about any of the workshops or the Solar Garden?

Email Luke (luke@ecolibrium3.org) or Caitlin (caitlin@ecolibrium3.org)

or call us at 218-336-1038

***All workshops and corresponding marketing materials were prepared by Ecolibrium3 using federal funds under award NA20NOS4190088 from the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce provided to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) for Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA, the U.S. Department of Commerce, or the MNDNR.

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Looking for something else?

Check out our other work with solar energy around the community!

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Duluth Shines! Solar Map

The Duluth Shines! Solar Map allows residents and businesses to see how much rooftop solar energy could be produced on their buildings. 

Ecolibrium3 can assist you on using this tool for a free solar assessment!

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