Northfield Earth Day Event Sponsor

Novel Energy Solutions
Solar for MN Communities

About our organization: Novel Energy Solutions: Solar for MN Communities is a Minnesota farm-family-owned business. NES is one of Minnesota’s leading providers for solar energy systems to farmers, businesses, municipalities, non-profit organizations, and individuals.

Values around Earth Day: Together we are making an impact in your community by transforming the future of energy. Choosing solar helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which contributes to climate change. So, celebrate Earth Day 2021 by identifying all the ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint. If solar energy is one of the items on your list, give us a call at 612-345-7188!

Northfield Earth Day Gold Sponsors

About our Organization: The City of Northfield adopted our Climate Action Plan in November 2019. The plan includes a variety of strategies and actions to reduce (mitigate) greenhouse gas emissions, which includes carbon-neutral strategies such as sequestration and offsets and to help our community adapt and become more resilient to the effects of climate change. Climate Change Impacts is one of the six priority areas of the City’s 2018-2020 Strategic Plan. 

Values around Earth Day: The City is pleased to support this Earth Day celebration and all the amazing actions being carried out by members of our community. To read the plan and learn more about actions you can take go to the City of Northfield website at

Carleton College Sustainability Office and Center for Community and Civic Engagement

About our Organization: The 2011 Climate Action Plan for Carleton addresses the College’s commitment to carbon emissions to be carbon neutral by 2050. However, sustainability efforts began long before that. Carleton installed not only one, but two commercial-sized wind turbines, a solar photovoltaic and solar thermal array, and is currently in the process of switching the campus district heating system from steam to hot water using geothermal technology. Our team spans both the Sustainability Office and the Center for Community and Civic Engagement, with a total of 15 student staff and multiple student organizations working on sustainability initiatives both on and off-campus.

Values around Earth Day: Carleton has been a part of the Earth Day celebrations since the very first Earth Day, planting over 30,000 trees in the Cowling Arboretum, many of which we still enjoy today! We are so excited to partner with the Northfield Earth Day planning committee on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Northfield Earth Day Silver Sponsors

About Our Organization: We are a family owned cidery, orchard, and tasting room. Our aim is to produce delicious, high quality cider from simple ingredients and time honored methods.

We believe taking care of our earth, our home, should be one of, if not our top, priority, so we farm organically, use local ingredients, invest in solar panels, and support conservation groups. 

Just Food Coop

Community Owned, Everyone Welcome

About Our Organization: Just Food Co-op is located in downtown Northfield, Minnesota and we proudly offer high quality, fresh, local, organic food and produce, and a variety of natural household products. You can shop with confidence, knowing that our products promote a just, healthy, sustainable community.

Values Around Earth Day: Just Food Co-op nourishes a just, healthy and sustainable community.

Northfield Earth Day Bronze Sponsors

Clean River Partners
Resilience, Equity, and Engagement

About our Organization: We partner with people and organizations to value, protect, and improve the region’s land and water. Clean Water Happens through our annual river CleanUP, by helping farmers and landowners put more conservation on their land, and by helping clean up stormwater before it reaches the river. Do you share our values, too? Then join us at

Values around Earth Day: CRP’s core values are resilience, equity, and engagement. We believe everyone should be able to swim and fish in heathy rivers and lakes and drink clean water from our wells. We know that our rivers, lakes, and farm fields are more resilient and able to handle climate change challenges like flooding when the water is clean and the soil is healthy. By investing in clean water and conservation projects today, we can strengthen our rivers, lakes, and farm fields to better survive the ongoing challenges of a changing climate.

About our Organization: Northfield Curbside Compost is a group of passionate people dedicated to finding local solutions to environmental and social issues. Our mission is to reduce waste filling up the Rice County landfill and lower local greenhouse gas emissions, while creating quality local jobs and providing an excellent service for our customers! We started collecting compost in the summer of 2017 after years of research and planning. Learn more at

About our Organization: Northfield Area Community Solar (NACS) promotes environmental sustainability and climate justice in the Northfield area and beyond, primarily by growing the community solar garden movement with our partner Novel Energy

Values around Earth Day: We tirelessly work for a sustainable and just world.

About our Organization: The League of Women Voters Northfield-Cannon Falls (LWVNCF) is a grassroots affiliate of LWVUS, a national organization known for non-partisan political education and advocacy. As a local League, we are concerned with climate change and have provided educational programs addressing the issue.

Values around Earth Day: The League’s environmental goals aim to prevent ecological degradation, and to reduce and control pollutants before they go down the sewer, up the chimney or into the landfill. We support vigorous enforcement mechanisms, including sanctions for states and localities that do not comply with federal standards as well as substantial fines for noncompliance.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

About Our Organization: Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy climate change organization focused on national policies to address climate change.  In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.

Values Around Earth Day:  We exist to create the political will for climate change solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power.  

In Kind Sponsors

Minnesota Department of Commerce

Arcadia drummers

Big Woods Movement Collective

Cannon Valley Farmers Market

Free Food Help Yourself

Get Bentz Farm and Wool Mill

Greta Hardy-Mittell and Maya Stovall

Hot Spot Music

Imminent Brewing

Marcia Fraser (AM workshop)

MN 350

MN EV Owners

NHS Environment Club

NHS Honor Society

Northfield Public Library

Northfield Shares

Katie Seaburg and Maggie Miller

Zero Waste Advocates of MN

Xcel Energy

Boomerang Bags