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Green Visions
A Northland Morning feature focusing on local environmental issues, heard Wednesdays at 8:20 a.m. Green Visions is brought to you by All Energy Solar, Minnesota Power Energy Conservation Program, and Energy Plus.

Green Visions: Cleaner, Greener (and Quieter) Snowmobiles

Two snowmobiles parked next to each other (left facing) with riders aboard looking at the camera; forest in the near background beyond a snow-covered field
Lily Chen [via Flickr]

University of Minnesota Duluth Senior Jake Olson has been the president of the UMD Clean Snowmobile Club for the past two years. In an effort to responsibly continue the recreational activity, the group focuses on creating snowmobiles to run cleaner and quieter.

The student group has an eye on the environment, but also on competition. The Society of Automotive Engineering encourages groups to enter and compete in a variety of categories. "We get scored based on our emission output," says Olson. Other scoring is based on performance and sound frequency - the quieter the better.

To learn more about the UMD Clean Snowmobile Club, visit their Facebook page.

You can hear Green Visions at 8:20am every Wednesday on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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