About the LSLLN

The Lake Superior Living Labs Network has evolved out of a partnership between Lakehead University, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Lake Superior College, Algoma University, and a number of non-profit organizations, businesses, First Nations and tribal governments across the region.

LSLLN Diagram showing locations of all four hubs along the Lake Sueprior shoreline, then five bubbles intersecting: Research, Action, Teaching, Governance and Just Sustainabilities in the center, and another set of three bubbles intersecting: climate and energy, water, land, and food, and individual and community wellbeing. Green arrows connect all of these sections
Front cover of the LSLLN brochure showing former logo and flowchart with three hubs and text "Identifying innovative solutions at the intersection of water, food, land, climate, energy, and individual and community well-being"
Second page of LSLLN brochure with all text describing the network and listing objectives.
Third page of LSLLN brochure with two images of people at farmer's markets with captions
Fourth page of the LSLLN brochure showing a photo of a person presenting to a small group inside a greenhouse
Fifth page of the LSLLN brochure listing partner organization logos and a call for new partners

LSLLN Partners

Houghton Hub Members

  • Gina Nicholas, Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition
  • Lloyd Wescoat, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative
  • Rachel Pressley, Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region
  • Emily Gochis, Western Upper Peninsula MiSTEM Network
  • Erika Vye, Great Lakes Research Center, Michigan Technological University
  • John Lenters, Great Lakes Research Center, Michigan Technological University 
  • Mark Rhodes, Michigan Technological University 
  • Alan Turnquist, Michigan Technological University


Thunder Bay Hub Members

  • Summer Stevenson, EarthCare Thunder Bay
  • Amy Coomes, EarthCare Thunder Bay
  • Jacob Porter, EarthCare Thunder Bay
  • Sue Hamel, EcoSuperior
  • Airin Stephens, Roots to Harvest
  • Erin Beagle, Roots to Harvest
  • Karen Kerk, Thunder Bay and Area Food Strategy
  • Charles Levkoe, Lakehead University
  • Lindsay Galway, Lakehead University
  • Rachel Portinga, Lakehead University
  • David Greenwood, Lakehead University
  • Kelsey Jones-Casey, Lakehead University
  • Ledah McKellar, Lakehead University
  • Brian McLaren, Lakehead University
  • Martha Dowsley, Lakehead University
  • Michael Rennie, Lakehead University
  • Connie Russell, Lakehead University
  • Robert Stewart, Lakehead University
  • Aynsley Klassen, Lakehead University
  • Gavin Shields, Lakehead University
  • Nicole Westlund Stewart, Lakehead University
  • Kristen Lowitt, Queens University

Sault Ste. Marie Hub

  • Don McGorman, Clean North
  • Colin Templeton, Food Bank Farm
  • Carson Beauregard, Harvest Algoma
  • David Thompson, Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN)
  • Johnathan Lalonde, People’s Garden, Algoma University
  • Elizabeth Edgar-Webkamigad, Algoma University
  • Laura Wyper, Algoma University
  • Nairne Cameron, Algoma University
  • Paulette Steeves, Algoma University
  • Sean Meades, Algoma University & Northern Ontario Research, Development, Ideas, and Knowledge (NORDIK)


Duluth Hub

  • Mindy Granley, City of Duluth
  • Tone Lanzillo, Community Member
  • Bryan French, Duluth Folk School
  • Julia Allen, Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Assoc.
  • Randy Hanson, Lake Superior Sustainable Farming Assoc.
  • David Abazs, Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, U of MN
  • Kathryn Milun, University of Minnesota
  • Alison Aune, University of Minnesota
  • Joseph Bauerkemper, University of Minnesota
  • Meg Little, University of Minnesota Pharmacy
  • Emily Onello, U of MN Medical School, Duluth Campus
  • Steve Sternberg, University of Minnesota

LSLLN Steering Committee

Seven people's outdoor photos of faces, names, and connection to LSLLN