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'Living Green by the Lake' includes exhibits, workshops and family activities

Area environmental organizations are hosting the 19th annual Living Green Conference on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (the "Copper Top"), which is located at 230 E. Skyline Parkway.

Area environmental organizations are hosting the 19th annual Living Green Conference on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church (the "Copper Top"), which is located at 230 E. Skyline Parkway.

The event is open to the public and includes 30 green exhibitors as well as workshops on gardening, energy efficiency, community resiliency, sustainability, urban agriculture, and other topics.

"Not only are there great exhibitors and how-to workshops to help families save money and be more sustainable," said event organizer Jodi Slick, CEO of the local nonprofit Ecolibrium3, "but several of the sessions will help connect residents to larger community projects and planning."

Keynote speakers are Kate Crowley and Mike Link, a couple who spent five months circumnavigating Lake Superior on foot, hiking as closely as possible to the shoreline of the lake. Mike and Kate set out on the personal journey of a lifetime as well as a scientific expedition.

Throughout the hike, Mike and Kate recorded important data about the ecology of the shoreline, the people and places they encountered, the streams they crossed, and their experience as focused nomads. They are scheduled to speak at 12:45 p.m., and they will share their observations on environmental change in the Lake Superior region and a message of action.

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This year, a family activity room will be offered, with guest storyteller Elizabeth Nordell, as well as arts and crafts, learning stations, and take-home projects for kids.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for ages 13 to 17, and free for those 12 and under. Attendees riding the DTA to the event will receive two free bus passes.

The conference is made possible through sponsorships from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Freshwater Future, Ecolibrium3, Minnesota Power, Whole Foods Co-op, LISC Duluth, Lake Superior College, and WLSSD. More information can be found at www.livinggreenbythelake.org .

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