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East Calhoun
Location of East Calhoun within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Location of East Calhoun within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
City Minneapolis
Community Calhoun-Isles
City Council Ward 10
 • Council Member Lisa Bender
 • Total 0.425 sq mi (1.10 km2)
 • Total 2,502
 • Density 5,887/sq mi (2,273.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 612
Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 2,649
1990 2,495 −5.8%
2000 2,545 2.0%
2010 2,457 −3.5%

East Calhoun is a neighborhood within the larger Calhoun-Isles community of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is located due south of the East Isles neighborhood and its northern portion along with parts of the East Isles, Lowry Hill East and CARAG neighborhoods forms the Uptown district. East Calhoun is bordered on the north by Lake Street, on the east by Hennepin Avenue, on the south by West 36th Street and on the west by Lake Calhoun. It is sometimes called "ECCO," after its neighborhood organization (East Calhoun Community Organization).

Environmental movement

East Calhoun has been a center of environmental activity and has been recognized for its environmental fortitude. It was one of the first neighborhoods in the greater Minneapolis area to adopt organic waste recycling, a relatively new waste management solution, and has been used as an example of a successful organics recycling. The city of Minneapolis placed a curbside organic waste pickup pilot program in ECCO in 2015. ECCO also has pioneered programs such as "Waste Watchers", a recycling and organics program designed to raise awareness and strengthen community ties to waste reduction, as well as the Turn Off Lights Behind You (TOLBY) program, designed to help families and children remember to turn off lights in unoccupied rooms in their households to reduce energy consumption.

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