Your Green Life: "Living Green by the Lake"

By KBJR News 1

February 9, 2012 Updated Feb 9, 2012 at 11:49 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewCenter)

Mike Link and Kate Crowley spent 5 months hiking around Lake Superior gathering important data about the ecology of the shoreline.
They shared their experiences and findings at the Copper–Top Church in Duluth.
The couple took part in the 19th annual "Living Green by the Lake" expo.

"People are here today to learn to be more sustainable in their homes, how they can save energy, how they can useless chemicals, how they can learn to garden." said Jodi Slick CEO of Ecolibrium3

There are many ways we can reduce our carbon footprint.
And at the Copper–Top it seemed there was no limit to the amount of information available.

"They've gathered together so much intelligence here, so much information that it would take everybody here months to read." Said Mike Link, the keynote speaker at the expo.

The amount of information can sometimes be overwhelming.
But members of the community are eager to share and explain what it means to be sustainable.

"We've got 30 vendors, we have 10 workshops that are going on today, and we also have a wonderful keynote address that's going to be given by Mike Link and Kate Crowley" says Jodi.

Mike Link says it's events like this that allows a community to come together and share ideas and experiences.

"It builds a community, I mean a community within a community, these are people who share values, a concern and an understanding." Said Mike.

An understanding that we can do more to protect our environment.
Events like the "Living Green by the Lake" is a great way to find the information you need to go green.

"This is essential to really sharing knowledge and making a difference in peoples lives." Says Mike.

In Duluth, Adam Lorch. The Northlands News Center.

If you would like to save some money and go green, the Duluth Energy Efficiency Program can help.
Some households may qualify for up to $2,500 in rebates.

Click here for more information.