THE LAKE SUPERIOR GREENS IS AN ACTIVIST GROUP WHICH WORKS ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES INCLUDING:
THE LAKE SUPERIOR GREENS HAVE HAD A RECORD OF SUCCESS!
In 1992, we halted the siting of a toxic dredge spoil dump in the Superior Municipal Forest, the nation's second largest city forest. This involved the drafting of an ordinance to change the city charter and a referendum ballot initiative. The forest is now protected against all dumping and residential or commercial development.
In 1993 we spearheaded the effort to prevent Murphy Oil Refinery from moving their discharge pipe into Lake Superior where they could increase their discharge limits. The Murphy Oil wastewater discharge permit was the first in the nation to incorporate "zero discharge" principles.
Over the last 8 years we have elected 9 of our members to public office.
Each Spring since 1993, we have awarded an environmental scholarship to an area student pursuing a career focused on preserving and restoring our environment.
In 1994 and 1995 respectively, the Lake Superior Greens,
working with the Douglas County Board and the City of Superior, passed
very restrictive pesticide ordinances that mandate the exploration of all
other alternatives before pesticides are used. This applies to all city
and county properties as well as roadsides and a half million acres of
LAKE SUPERIOR GREENS STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
We are a grassroots group aligned with other Green groups in our dedication to a more sustainable lifestyle and a healthy planet. We are active locally as well as on a state, national and international level, recognizing that all issues are interrelated.