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Earth Day Fair!

The fair was a big success, thank you to all that participated! 

MNIPL Cook County Climate Action Group & CCLEP welcome you to the first annual Earth Day Fair in Grand Marais!

Join in on the fun to celebrate our ancestors stewardship of Cook County, our community & our love of the Earth together!

This event is free of charge. 

Click here to watch the Speakers Series now!

The Speaker Series 

-Recycling in Cook County 101 with Neva Maxwell 4:30-4:50pm

-The Climate Emergency Resolution with Olya Wright, Naomi Tracy-Hegg & Kat Meyo 4:55-5:15pm

-The City Climate Action Plan & ASHPs with Shane Steele 5:20-5:40pm

-Energy Efficiency in Cook County with James Joerke 5:45-6:05pm

-Electric Vehicles in Cook County with Pastor Daren Blanck 6:10-6:30pm

-Plant-Based Eating with Carly Puch 6:35-6:55pm

-Pollinators & Beekeeping with Mark Ditmanson 7:00-7:20pm

-Rethinking Fast Fashion with Maryam Torabi 7:25-7:45pm


To be inclusive to all folks comfortability and accessibility, we will livestream and record all of the presentations online for your convenience.

Click here to watch the Speakers Series now!

Coffee & Water will be provided.

*Please consider bringing your own mug so we can avoid using single serving products & promote sustainable practices at this event!*


Interactive Stations

-Earth Day Photo booth

-How to recycle fabrics to create functional art with the Fiber Guild

- Learn to make your own beeswax food wrap!

-Virus Trap Air filters with the Story Scouts

- Learn to make your own reusable snack bag

- Yogurt making

- How to regrow food scraps

-Write Poems to Lake Superior

-Earth Day Games

-Mug Sanctuary Take a Mug/Leave a Mug:

Bring that old mug you never use to either trade in or just to use while at the event!

more to announce soon!

Live Music

  • 1 hour with the North Shore Swing Band 

  • 30 minutes with Fred Anderson

  • 30 minutes with Dan Nelson & friends

  • There will be plenty of space to watch our musical guests & of course, to dance!

Local Food

Ready to dig into some delicious, locally sourced food? You are in luck! The Bad Seed Food Truck will be catering some mouth-watering delights you don't want to miss!

*Please consider bringing your own container & utensils so we can limit using single serving items for this event!*

This Earth Day Fair will facilitate an inclusive environment for the community to learn, collaborate and grow together. Our focus is to nurture individual and community action towards climate solutions in a supportive atmosphere to cultivate change, equity and sustainable living for Cook County. This can be an excellent opportunity to unify and develop community action towards climate justice as stewards of our Earth together! This is the first event the Cook County Climate Action Group & CCLEP are organizing together. Please consider donating to these organizations to support our programs!

Donate to Cook County Local Energy Project

Donate to Cook County Climate Action Group

We can't wait to see you there!

Other Earth Day Events Throughout the Weekend:

Saturday April 23rd 1pm to 3pm

Trash Clean up Community Service Project! Meet at Harbor Park to clean up trash along the shoreline, HWY 61 & around town. We will have 10 soft sided carts for collecting trash. Please bring your own trash bags for collecting! Wear bright clothing for safety along roadways.

CCLEP is a small nonprofit that runs on grant support and donations from folks like you . Consider donating to CCLEP so we can continue to organize events like this for our wonderful community!

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