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Duluth launches app to fight climate change

The city has partnered with others to offer residents a new tool.

GetGreen Duluth app
GetGreen Duluth is a new app designed to help residents live more sustainably.
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DULUTH — During a Thursday news conference, Mayor Emily Larson unveiled a new bit of technology she hopes residents will use to reduce their carbon footprints.

The free mobile app is produced in collaboration with its namesake, GetGreen, a Seattle-based business.

Duluth was selected for a pilot location-specific version of the national app in collaboration with Grid Catalyst, a Minneapolis firm that partnered with Lincoln Park-based Ecolibrium3 to tailor content for the local market.

Earlier this year, Larson announced her intentions to cut Duluth's carbon emissions in half by 2030, with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

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"Duluth is committed to being a climate leader, and it exciting to be a part of a pilot project that elevates community action and innovation," Larson said. "Our city has been identified as a future climate haven. So, it is important to do what we can to become a sustainable and resilient region."

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Mindy Granley, Duluth's sustainability officer, said: "This app will make it easier for folks to connect, get involved and learn how to take local action for the climate."

To download the app, visit getgreen.eco or search "GetGreen" on the App Store or Google Play.

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