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Celebrate the earth with the 2nd annual Cook County Earth Day Fair; volunteers needed

Apr 18, 2023 08:25AM ● By Content Editor
Image: Cook County Local Energy Project

From Boreal Community Media - April 7, 2023

After the smashing success of the event in 2022, the Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP), Zero Waste Cook County, and the Cook County Climate Action Team are pleased to announce that Cook County Earth Day Fair is back for its second year. 

Mark your calendar for April 22, 2023, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. This zero-waste event will take place at the Cook County Community Center and Log Cabin, and will highlight 40 informational and interactive booths comprised of local organizations.

Boreal Community Media spoke with Cook County Local Energy Project Executive Director Kat Meyo, who said: 

"In 2022, we had the pleasure of setting into motion the Cook County Earth Day Fair, which was well received by our community. 300 folks came to celebrate and honor our Earth together at the fair, where we had 30 interactive booths, 9 presenters for the speaker series, numerous lovely musical performances and a food truck. This year, the event will be even bigger."

This event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public. Join in on the fun for interactive stations, activities, games for kids, and story time with the Grand Marais Library. Enjoy live music performances by André and the GES Rappers, Ben Nicols, Zahir Orest, and the Dan NelsonTrio. Delicious food will be provided for sale by the Crooked Spoon, Shook, and Crosby Bakery. The informative speaker sessions in the log cabin will address topics of our natural resources, local policy, and reduce-reuse strategies.

Community members who attend will have the opportunity to learn sustainable behaviors and practices, how to be more self-sufficient, and the ways that the Cook County community is moving toward the state of Minnesota’s requirement to be carbon neutral by 2050.

Remember that volunteers are the beating heart of making this special event a reality for Cook County. Please consider donating some of your time to volunteer with us!

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