Join us for our 2023 Sustainability Week with the Environmental Institute at FDLTCC, October 2-6, 2023.

Monday, 10/2 (FDLTCC Commons)
Opening Feast, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Please join us for ground Bison Shepherd’s Pie, Wild Rice Pilaf, Maple Roasted Squash Souffle,
Garden Salad, Dinner Rolls, Fresh Melons and Berries

How Fond du Lac uses the Clean Water Act to Protect Tribal Waters, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Nancy Shuldt – Water Projects Coordinator, Fond du Lac Resource Management
Arianna Northbird – Water Resource Technician, Fond du Lac Resource Management

Tuesday, 10/3 (FDLTCC Commons)
Pollinators at FDLTCC, 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Aurora Salzer, FDLTCC Student

Planning and Planting for Pollinators, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Alyssa Bloss, Conservation Specialist II, Carlton Count Soil and Water Conservation District

Wednesday, 10/4 (FDLTCC Commons)
Seed Saving, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Erika Resendiz Alonso – Agriculture Community Outreach Coordinator, FDLTCC

Sharing Experiences, Reflections, Questions and Hope for the Future, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Rumbidzai Masawi – Health Equity Northland, The Solar Commons,
University of Minnesota Extension Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership

Thursday, 10/5 (FDLTCC Commons)
Artist Talk, 9:15am – 10:15am
Robert Desjarlait – Ojibwe Artist

Friday, 10/6 (FDLTCC Commons)
Climate, Sustainability, and Infrastructure Projects in Duluth, 9:30am – 10:30am
Presenter: Mindy Granley – Sustainability Officer, City of Duluth

Fond du Lac Food Sovereignty Showcase, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Gitigaaning: The Place of the Gardens Video Premiere and Fond du Lac Food Sovereignty Showcase, appetizers provided

Saturday, 10/7 (Gitigaaning)
Garlic Planting & Soil Test Demonstration, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Gitigaaning (FDL Farm), 960 Cary Rd, Cloquet

Learn about the Environmental Institute at FDLTCC


My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.