MARQUETTE, Mich.— More than 50 NMU students, community members and families walked for climate change awareness on Saturday, Sept. 26. Members of the Northern Climate Network at NMU led the five-mile walk that took place along the shore of Lake Superior. A climate change awareness festival followed at Presque Isle Park.
The event featured live music and presentations by Sarah Mittlefehldt of NMU’s Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences department, and Bill Mittlefehldt of Duluth, Minn. The U.S. National Park Service, the Marquette County Conservation District and Transition Marquette County also hosted interactive informational booths.
Jessica Thompson of NMU’s Communication and Performance Studies department said, “The walk and festival was such a success that the Northern Climate Network is already planning next year’s event. The goal of this effort is to celebrate our community, sustainable living and improve climate literacy in our region.”