Do It Green! Minnesota

Green and Sustainable Living Resources for Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, Minnesota is part of the Twin Ports (Duluth, MN and Superior, WI),
Approximately 150 miles northeast of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan
area. With a population of 100,000, Duluth is a city actively involved with
sustainable issues. Several citizen groups such as Sustainable Duluth, Environmental
Association for Great Lakes Education (EAGLE), and the Sweetwater Alliance
are just a few of the many groups actively working to keep our area eco-friendly.
There are now two LEED-certified buildings in Duluth (Whole Foods Co-op and
St. Mary’s Cancer Center) with another building on the UMD campus seeking certification.
The Hartley Nature Center also has many examples of green building techniques
that the public can view when visiting the park. In addition to several Earth
Day events, Duluthians can look forward to green-themed events throughout the
year: the Living Green conference, Midsummer Organic Food Fest (MOFF), Harvest
Fest and more. Duluth also has an active Farmer’s Market and Community Garden

*Note: The organizations and businesses on this page were chosen by the
author and are not necessarily endorsed by Do It Green! Minnesota.


Duluth Community Garden Program

Duluth, MN 55806, 218-722-4583


A community garden program offering garden plots, education on organic gardening
techniques, food preservation, composting and a kid’s garden program

Duluth Farmer’s Market

Duluth, MN 55805



Local producers sell their wares every Wednesday and Saturday and Christmas
trees during the holiday season.

Positively 3rd Street Bakery

Duluth, MN 55805



A worker-owned cooperative bakery using local organic and natural ingredients
and minimal animal products.

Whole Foods Co-op

Duluth, MN 55805

218-728-0884 • wholefoods.coop

Whole Foods Co-op, a Certified Organic Retailer, is the Northland’s largest
natural foods grocer and is located in the first Twin Ports building to carry
the LEED US Green Building Council designation.

Community Organizations

EAGLE (Environmental Association for Great Lakes Education)

Duluth, MN 55802, eagle-ecosource.org

EAGLE provides education and promotes community involvement focused on restoring
and protecting the Great Lakes ecosystem. EAGLE coordinates the annual Living
Green conference and produces EcoSource booklets as a reference to local
environmental groups.

Hartley Nature Center

Duluth, MN 55803, 218-724-6735


An environmental learning center serving the Duluth-Superior region providing
environmental education, sustainable design and positive outdoor activities.

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

Duluth, MN 55803, 218-428-6209


Hawk Ridge protects birds of prey and other migratory birds in the Western
Lake Superior Region through research, education and stewardship.

Sustainable Duluth

Duluth, MN 55801, 218-722-7200


The mission of Sustainable Duluth is to further economic, environmental and
social sustainability in Duluth and Western Lake Superior Communities.


Common Ground Deconstruction and Reuse Center

Duluth, MN 55807, 218-740-3666


Common Ground provides general contracting, new construction, remodeling, plumbing
and deconstruction services as well as a ReUse Center selling recycled building

ECO—Environmentally Conscious Options

Duluth, MN 55803, 218-213-8616

Offering a variety of environmentally friendly building products for your building
or renovation project.

Green Mercantile

Duluth, MN 55802



A natural department store featuring environmentally and socially responsible


Duluth Transit Authority (DTA)

Duluth, MN 55806




For information on Green Events such as the Living Green (early February),
Midsummer Organic Food Fest (late July) or Earth Day events, check out visitduluth.com.



Green Routes maps will help you discover small, unique businesses rooted in
their communities throughout Minnesota offering local, organic, natural, and
cultural restaurant and business selections. Green Routes gives you a way to
incorporate your values into your travels. Happy Traveling!

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