Here’s a trivia question: what contains 20% of the world’s surface freshwater, claims the world’s largest freshwater sand dune, provides water for more than 40 million people, and may harbor a ‘Nessie-like’ monster of its own? Perhaps you correctly guessed it is the Great Lakes! One of the world’s most important freshwater resources. Tune-in to hear from Alliance for the Great Lakes staff who are working hard to preserve those resources for all of us.
Since 1970, the Alliance has been working to protect the Great Lakes, and now Anna-Lisa Castle and Tyrone Dobson play key roles in caring for–and helping others care for–these five lakes that span numerous states and provinces across the U.S. and Canada. As you might imagine, caring for 20% of the world’s entire surface freshwater is no small feat which is why the Alliance engages more than 15,000 volunteers across a number of programs throughout the region. Perhaps you can be volunteer 15,001, and 15,002, or even 15,003!
In addition to the numerous volunteer services coordinated by the Alliance, there are policy, education, advocacy and research efforts happening all over that aim to help prevent harmful actions from affecting the Great Lakes. From stopping aquatic invasive species entering the Great Lakes, to advocating for infrastructure investments to plastic pollution and more, the Alliance puts energy into protecting the Great Lakes. Sign-up so you can hear firsthand about our Great Lakes, and learn about how you can help keep them that way.
This program is part of the Alvin H. Baum Environmental Series. For nearly two decades, Joel M. Friedman and the Alvin H. Baum Family Fund have advanced education, environment, anti-violence, and health and human service strategies and initiatives throughout Chicagoland. Together with community partners, the Fund endeavors to understand and address the causes rather than the symptoms of today’s most wicked challenges.
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