Failed to download repository information

I have the same problem. How do I fix it? I tried this:
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Still doesn't work. Here's what my terminal said:

stanleydellxps8500@stanleydellxps8500-XPS-8500:~$ sudo apt-get clean
[sudo] password for stanleydellxps8500:   
stanleydellxps8500@stanleydellxps8500-XPS-8500:~$ sudo apt-get update
Hit:1 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Get:2 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]   
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]    
Get:4 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB] 
Ign:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/kazam-team/stable-series/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:6 https://repo.steampowered.com/steam stable InRelease                     
Hit:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                        
Hit:8 https://packages.zorinos.com/stable bionic InRelease                     
Hit:9 https://packages.zorinos.com/patches bionic InRelease                    
Get:10 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [293 kB]
Ign:11 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mhsabbagh/greenproject/ubuntu bionic InRelease 
Hit:12 https://packages.zorinos.com/apps bionic InRelease                      
Get:13 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [295 kB]
Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [51.4 kB]
Hit:15 https://packages.zorinos.com/drivers bionic InRelease                   
Get:16 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,468 B]
Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [57.9 kB]
Get:18 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,464 B]
Get:19 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [9,268 B]
Hit:20 http://ppa.launchpad.net/sylvain-pineau/kazam/ubuntu bionic InRelease   
Err:21 http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease           
  Cannot initiate the connection to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (2001:67c:1560:8008::19). - connect (101: Network is unreachable) Could not connect to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (91.189.95.85), connection timed out [IP: 91.189.95.85 80]
Err:22 http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/drivers/ubuntu bionic InRelease
  Cannot initiate the connection to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (2001:67c:1560:8008::19). - connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 91.189.95.85 80]
Err:23 http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/patches/ubuntu bionic InRelease
  Cannot initiate the connection to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (2001:67c:1560:8008::19). - connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 91.189.95.85 80]
Err:24 http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/stable/ubuntu bionic InRelease
  Cannot initiate the connection to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (2001:67c:1560:8008::19). - connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 91.189.95.85 80]
Err:25 http://ppa.launchpad.net/kazam-team/stable-series/ubuntu bionic Release
  Cannot initiate the connection to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (2001:67c:1560:8008::19). - connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 91.189.95.85 80]
Err:26 http://ppa.launchpad.net/mhsabbagh/greenproject/ubuntu bionic Release
  Cannot initiate the connection to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (2001:67c:1560:8008::19). - connect (101: Network is unreachable) [IP: 91.189.95.85 80]
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/kazam-team/stable-series/ubuntu bionic Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/mhsabbagh/greenproject/ubuntu bionic Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
stanleydellxps8500@stanleydellxps8500-XPS-8500:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
[sudo] password for stanleydellxps8500:   
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
stanleydellxps8500@stanleydellxps8500-XPS-8500:~$ 

But Software Updater still says: Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection.

My internet is working, and the updater is set to the Main server.

Are you one Zorin 16 or Zorin 15?

No LSB modules are available.
Description: Zorin OS 15.3
Release: 15
Codename: bionic

It's Zorin OS Lite (so Xfce iirc)

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Can you please open Software & Updates, click the Download From button on the First tab and ensure that drop down menu is set to "Main Server"?

Then click the Other tab and look through the list for:

http://ppa.launchpad.net/mhsabbagh/greenproject/ubuntu bionic Release

and

http://ppa.launchpad.net/kazam-team/stable-series/ubuntu bionic Release

Click one, then click the Remove Button on the bottom toolbar. Then repeat to remove the other one.

Then run sudo apt update and check if you see any changes in your terminal output.

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EDIT: it works now! Read bottom.

Thanks for the reply.
I made sure it was still on Main server.
I deleted those two.
When i tried to close the program, a dialogue box popped up with the option to either reload, or close. Since you didn't mention any reloading, i clicked close, and ran sudo apt update in Terminal. Here's what I got:

stanleydellxps8500@stanleydellxps8500-XPS-8500:~$ sudo apt update
[sudo] password for stanleydellxps8500:   
Hit:1 https://repo.steampowered.com/steam stable InRelease
Get:2 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]   
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]    
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/sylvain-pineau/kazam/ubuntu bionic InRelease    
Hit:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                        
Hit:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease                   
Get:7 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB] 
Hit:8 https://packages.zorinos.com/stable bionic InRelease                     
Hit:9 http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease            
Hit:10 https://packages.zorinos.com/patches bionic InRelease             
Hit:11 https://packages.zorinos.com/apps bionic InRelease                     
Hit:12 https://packages.zorinos.com/drivers bionic InRelease                  
Hit:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/drivers/ubuntu bionic InRelease  
Hit:14 http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/patches/ubuntu bionic InRelease       
Hit:15 http://ppa.launchpad.net/zorinos/stable/ubuntu bionic InRelease         
Fetched 252 kB in 2s (132 kB/s)                                                
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
stanleydellxps8500@stanleydellxps8500-XPS-8500:~$ 

EDIT: it still said failed to download repository.
But then I tried these three commands again:

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

And now it works! Thanks!

So, terminal shows everything fine but Software Updater does not, correct? Can you reboot, then check now that we have done the above?

I did what you said. Then I tried these three commands again:

sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

And now it works! Thanks!

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