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Duluth gets recognized for work on climate change

Shalon Monroe
Created: March 31, 2022 08:27 PM

The city of Duluth and Ecolibrium3 was selected as one of 22 communities by the United States Department of Energy to participate in their communities leap program after a national search. This pilot program will help community organizations develop economic and environmental local energy action plans.

“It's funding and technical assistance that will be provided by the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Labs said, Jodi Slick. Specifically to communities that have faced environmental justice issues, and that's true for Lincoln Park and a few of our other neighborhoods in Duluth.” Jodi Slick is the CEO of Ecolibrium3. 

Together, Ecolibrium and The City of Duluth will work to further the work of the Lincoln Park 156 Energy Transition Implementation Blueprint project. In 2021, Duluth submitted its very first carbon disclosure project. The project shows our values as the city looks to focus on an environmental neighborhood, like Lincoln Park. 

Having the city of Duluth selected for this pilot program shows the work the city is doing to become more energy efficient. “It speaks to the partners that Ecolibrium3 convened. Getting everyone coming to the table and talking about our energy future, says Granley. The moves we can make to lower carbon and have a secure and economically future without as many fossil fuels as we use today.”

Mindy Granley is the Sustainability Officer for the City of Duluth. Minneapolis and Hennepin County were also among the 22 communities to participate in this pilot program.

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