Red dirt, green events

I’ve written about what I think “sustainability” means to Iron Rangers, but its worth noting that the legitimate concept of “sustainable living” seems to be catching on. The first annual Iron Range Earth Fest was last week and tomorrow, May 1, Hibbing Community College is hosting a Sustainability Fair from 4:30-8:30 p.m. The event features presentations including an interactive theatrical production of Dr. Suess’s “The Lorax,” and talks on water resources and living off the electrical grid. Should be interesting stuff. I think home-grown methods of self-provided electricity might be a big deal in places like northern Minnesota in the future.

The HCC Cardinal Fiesta Run/Walk is the following day on Saturday, May 2 with check-in at 7 a.m. and an 8 a.m. start. I won’t be running this year, but I have before and it’s a great event. This is being billed as Minnesota’s first “green” 5K with the electric timing system working entirely off wind and solar power.

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