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October 2018

Making Waves: A Toolkit for Protecting the Great Lakes These Midterms

October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Patagonia Chicago 48 East Walton St., Chicago, IL, 48 East Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Federal and state governments have power over the most important Great Lakes issues. And, many federal and state offices are on the ballot this November. Join Alliance for the Great Lakes President & CEO Joel Brammeier, Illinois Environmental Council Executive Director Jen Walling, and our friends at Patagonia for an evening discussion about the upcoming midterm elections and key Great Lakes issues on October 9 at Patagonia Chicago. BallotReady will be available to help you explore your ballot and research…

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Clean Lake Benefit

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Lakes Brewing Company, 2701 Carroll Ave
Cleveland, OH United States

The Great Lakes hold 20% of the earth’s surface freshwater and provide drinking water to 40 million people. Save the date for a fun evening celebrating our work to protect the lakes. This inaugural event includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds support the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ work. Tickets available online at www.GreatLakes.org/CLB2018 Please contact Carolyn Rudinsky at crudinsky@greatlakes.org or 312-445-9736 with any questions.

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November 2018

Plastic-Free Great Lakes: An Advocacy Toolkit to Make a Difference in Your Community

November 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Webinar

Want to make a difference in the fight against plastic pollution in the Great Lakes? Tune in on Thursday, November 8th at 12pm CT to learn how you can take action in your community. On the webinar, we’ll talk with experts and advocates to: Understand the Great Lakes plastic pollution problem, Learn how communities have taken action to reduce plastic pollution, and Explore tools to help you become plastic-free Great Lakes champion in your community. You’ll also get a first look…

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Chicago Young Professional Council Trivia Night

November 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Racine Plumbing Bar and Grill, 2642 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
$15

Join the Alliance for the Great Lakes Young Professional Council for an evening of Chicago-themed trivia for a great cause! Event proceeds support the Alliance's Lake Michigan protection programs. RSVP & Buy Tickets Online: https://donate.greatlakes.org/trivianight

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February 2019

Brewers Rock Festival

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Wire, 6845 W. ROOSEVELT ROAD
Berwyn, IL United States

14 local brewer bands will take the stage on Saturday, February 2nd at Wire in Berwyn, Illinois to raise money for Alliance for Great Lakes — you can't make great beer without Great (Lakes) water. With your ticket, you will receive a souvenir Brewers Rock Festival glass and a handful of tickets for samples of the more than 25 beers made by the brewers performing. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the music starts at 3:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

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March 2019

ALEX AND ANI Alliance Benefit

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ALEX AND ANI will donate 15% of gross sales to Alliance for the Great Lakes on March 30 at all 5 Chicagoland locations from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit them at Orland Square, Oakbrook, Woodfield, Shops at North Bridge and Water Tower Place.

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April 2019

Adopt-a-Beach Spring Kick-Off

April 13 - April 29
Great Lakes — Regional Event

Hit the beach with us — sign up for a beach cleanup today! Every spring, thousands of Adopt-a-Beach volunteers come together to get our Great Lakes beaches ready for the summer season. Join us this Earth Month for Spring Kick-Off, starting April 13th.

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Adopt-a-Beach at Buffalo Harbor State Park

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gallagher Beach – Buffalo Harbor State Park, 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd
Buffalo, New York 14203

Start the Adopt-a-Beach season with Alliance for the Great Lakes, team leaders and volunteers. Every Earth Month, thousands of volunteers come together to kick off the Adopt-a-Beach season and get our Great Lakes beaches ready for the summer. Join us for Spring Kick-Off in Buffalo, NY — and bring your friends and family! Meetup Location: Gallagher Beach Pier

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Adopt-a-Beach Spring Kick-Off at Chicago’s 31st Street Beach

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
31st Street Beach in Chicago, 3100 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

Start the Adopt-a-Beach season off right with Alliance for the Great Lakes and the Urban League's MetroBoard. Every Earth Month, thousands of volunteers come together to kick off the Adopt-a-Beach season and get our Great Lakes beaches ready for the summer. Join us for Adopt-a-Beach Spring Kick-Off at 31st Street Beach in Chicago — and bring your friends and family!

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Adopt-a-Beach Spring Kick-Off in Milwaukee, WI

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bradford Park Beach, 2400 N Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Start the Adopt-a-Beach season with Alliance for the Great Lakes, team leaders and volunteers. Every Earth Month, thousands of volunteers come together to kick off the Adopt-a-Beach season and get our Great Lakes beaches ready for the summer. Join us for Adopt-a-Beach Spring Kick-Off in Milwaukee, WI — and bring your friends and family!

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