earth day

UMD’s GeoDome Offers New Look at Earth

A gift from a former professor at UMD turns into new way to look at solar system

DULUTH, Minn.- Imagine seeing the sky from the earth, and the earth from the sky at the same time. It’s now possible with the UMD GeoDome. A wonderful gift from a former geology professor now has the same capabilities as a Planetarium. It’s a laptop linked to a projection system to look at our solar system. Providing a view of…

Making the Earth A Better Place

Earth Day brought out some celebrations to help make the Earth cleaner

DULUTH, Minn.- Over a billion people celebrate Earth Day, and two local establishments were doing their best to raise awareness on ways to save our planet. A recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin came to conclusion that for every dollar spent at Whole Foods Co-Op, $1.60 goes back into the community. Whole Foods Co-Op is a community owned…

Early Beach Clean-Up

Clean Beach Collective hit the sand Thursday afternoon

DULUTH Minn.- Next Monday is Earth Day, and to get an early start on taking care of the planet, one group met for a beach clean-up in Duluth tonight. There may still be ice out on the lake, but that didn’t stop people from coming out to Park Point to clean up Lake Superior. About twenty people came out for…

Volunteers Wanted to Help Lincoln Park Neighborhood Sparkle

The Lincoln Park Business Group Invites the Community to Help Cleanup the Neighborhood Monday, April 22

DULUTH, Minn. – You’re invited to help make the Lincoln Park Neighborhood sparkle this Earth Day. The Lincoln Park Business Group is hosting a neighborhood cleanup event on Monday, April 22. The two-part day will include a break for lunch and some visual entertainment to keep volunteers motivated. From 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. the group is looking for volunteers…

Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop Happening Saturday in Duluth

The 29th Annual Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop is Taking Place Saturday, April 20

DULUTH, Minn. – In celebration of the 49th Anniversary of Earth Day, multiple downtown Duluth and Lincoln Park art galleries, UMD Tweed Museum of Art and the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) will be hosting free events on Saturday, April 20. The events are happening from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Art enthusiasts are encouraged to tour local galleries,…

Volunteers Cleanup the City On Earth Day

Earth Day 2018 is centered around ending plastic pollution in two years, by Earth Day 2020.

DULUTH, Minn. – On this Earth Day dozens of earth friendly Duluthians took in the spring day to pick up trash along some of the city’s most treasured pieces of land. Earth Day is of course recognized every year to raise awareness about protecting the environment. Earth Day 2018 is centered around ending plastic pollution in two years, by Earth Day 2020. Here in Duluth volunteers of all ages were out showing their commitment to…

UMD Students Go Green at Glensheen For Earth Day

Students also heard from speakers, did a sweep of the grounds at Glensheen and had a bonfire.

DULUTH, Minn. – Students from UMD hosted the first ever Go Green at Glensheen in honor of Earth Day. Students worked on this as part of an event marketing class. Go Green at Glensheen focuses on plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. 22 million pounds of plastic are found in the Great Lakes each year. “We’re hoping that people can…

UMD’s Food Court Transforms Into Nearly Waste Free Dining

In 2016, UMD's sustainability efforts included students producing 40,000 pounds of food locally.

DULUTH, Minn. – Earth Day is on April 22 and already the food court at University of Minnesota Duluth’s Kirby Student Center has transformed into becoming nearly waste free. There are now compostable lids, straws and cups available while dining. Students are now helping educate others so they can compost. It’s called “trash talk.” “Students are really receptive to learning more about what goes…

Zoo Hosts “Party for the Planet” Ahead of Earth Day

Event Supports Snow Leopard Trust

DULUTH, Minn. – Tonight it’s going to be a big party at the Lake Superior Zoo and everyone is invited! The Party for the Planet celebrates Earth Day and gives visitors a chance to explore the zoo after hours. It’s taking place Friday, April 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Guest can check out the animals and meet endangered species…