WELCOME!  How to Help:
  • Recommend eco-friendly products and services in Itasca County.
  • Notify this site of local initiatives that promote sustainable use of natural resources and environmental protections. [Jeanne at dfltroutlake@gmail.com]
  • Participate in a local group effort for positive change.


Climate Majority Project - works in conjunction with Earth Circle; click the logo to learn more.
Earth Circle - meets monthly, 2 pm, on third Saturday of every month in Grand Rapids Public Library's Community Room; click the "Our Place Planet Responsibility" image to learn more.

Free Range Food Co-op - working to establish a co-op in Grand Rapids; mission includes "promote environmental stewardship and serve as a hub for sustainability within the community".  Refer to their website for ownership information and volunteer opportunities: 

Itasca Clean Energy Team - committed to creating "Grand Community Solar Garden" with Grand Rapids Public Utilities; click the solar panel to learn more.
Itasca Clean Energy Team

Itasca Waters To "Team Up" with other organizations and concerned citizens to maintain abundant, clean water for our continued health, enjoyment and a strong economy"; conducts quarterly board meetings and monthly executive committee mtgs on the second Wednesday of each month at Second Harvest boardroom; click the Team Up logo to learn more.


Izaak Walton League Grand Rapids Wes Libbey Chapter meets at Central Square Mall on the fourth Wednesdays at 7 pm. Click the logo to learn more.

Minnesotans For Pipeline Cleanup - local activists working to have abandoned pipelines removed; organizational meetings are called as needed; learn more, and make contact at their website by clicking on this image:


Northern Lights Community School - a tuition free public charter school for grades 6-12 located in Warba, MN. NLCS is an environmental project based school that is authorized by the Audubon Center of the North Woods.  Click on logo to learn more.


Current Concerns

  • Carbon Fee and Dividend Citizens’ Climate Lobby Comes to Grand Rapids What an excellent presentation and response to a the carbon fee and dividend policy promoted by Citizen’s Climate Lobby at the Grand ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2017, 7:47 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • Latest Climate Report by American Meteorological Society State of the Climate 2015 was published August 2016 and is available to read at their site: http://www.ametsoc.net/sotc/StateoftheClimate2015_lowres.pdf.The report is long--300 ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 9:01 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • GMO Labeling: Action Step 2 Although Itasca County DFLers passed a resolution to label gmo products, President Obama signed the National Bioengineered Food Standard bill on July 29, 2016. and local action on labeling has ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2016, 8:13 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS New strategies are needed to reduce usage of single-use plastic bags in Itasca County.  The BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) committee of Earth Circle has worked hard to influence ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2016, 11:10 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
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Featured Eco-Friendly Product/Service

  • Earth Day Celebration on both Friday and Saturday Earth Circle and the Central Square Mall are teaming up for the third annual Earth Day at Central Square Mall.  This year’s event will be bigger and better than ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2017, 9:16 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • Collecting Feed Sacks Itasca Environment and Earth Circle will support a fundraising project of Northern Lights Community School by collecting animal feed sacks and lending students Earth Circle's sewing machine.Attractive animal ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2017, 8:31 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • MDI Hired Hands MDI Hired Hands held a Grand Opening on July 28 of their facility in Cohasset.  It was well attended and a fun event with music by Blind Joe (see photo ...
    Posted Jul 29, 2016, 11:04 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
  • No More Bags This local display was up for Earth Day at Central Square Mall on April 22-23, 2016.  Dave Isacskon is an upholsterer and he and his wife are manufacturing these ...
    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 8:56 AM by Jeanne Newstrom
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