On the June 21st summer solstice, Ecolibrium3 closed the 30-day SUNraiser, which raised money for the Lincoln Park Solar Garden.

With over one hundred and fifty participants and donors, the Ecolibrium3 SUNraiser successfully reached its goal, while engaging the community in design and creative placemaking and gaining recognition for Duluth’s innovative approach to renewable power!

Participants were encouraged to guess the weather as a part of the competitive SUNraiser Challenge! Participants also pledged for every sunny day between May 23 and June 21 (the summer solstice) while local business generously contributed to the project. After 30 days, we’ve had 16 sunny days and now the results of the Challenge are in!

The 2019 SUNraiser Challenge Champion Forecasters are:

  1. Garner Moffat
  2. (Tie)     Vaughn Birchler, Joel Sipress
  3. (Tie)     Christopher Brittain, Mollie Hinderacker, Richard Krisher, Diane Slick, Cheryl Foodick

Congratulations to all those who participated in the SUNraiser Challenge and a big thanks to all of our sponsors and donors!

The proceeds of the SUNraiser will support the Lincoln Park Solar Garden, a project developed by Ecolibrium3. The solar garden will supply power for homeless veterans with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MAC-V) and support low-income families with energy assistance. The 40 kilowatt array will sit adjacent to I-35 at the entrance to Lincoln Park and be a hub for community engagement and education. The solar garden must be completed and generating power by December 31st, with site amenities to be added in 2020-21.

Keep your eyes open for more updates on the Lincoln Park Solar Garden project. This project is gaining national attention, so stay tuned for more ways to engage!