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July 2018

Western Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms: A policy update & a firsthand view from shoreline communities

July 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Webinar

WEBINAR: Lake Erie algae season is back, join us for a special update What’s being done to clean up the pollution causing massive harmful algal blooms each year in western Lake Erie? What does this summer’s harmful algal bloom forecast mean for western Lake Erie communities? Each year, communities around western Lake Erie deal with the impacts of a massive harmful algal bloom polluting the lake. Hear firsthand from community members impacted by this problem and receive an update on…

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August 2018

Webinar: Protect the Great Lakes This Election Season

August 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online – Registration Linked Below

Join the Alliance for the Great Lakes on this webinar to learn how you can help to protect the Great Lakes this election season. The Great Lakes face many threats – from invasive species, to failing water infrastructure, to harmful algal blooms. To protect the lakes, we need to defend existing clean water laws while pushing for stronger, better protections for the world’s largest source of surface freshwater. But, that can’t happen without elected officials at all levels of government…

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Alliance for the Great Lakes Stand Up Paddle Board Demo

August 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dos Amigos, 3800 Hoover Road
Blasdell, NY 14219 United States
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SUP Erie Adventures and the Alliance for the Great Lakes are teaming up to experience Lake Erie. Join us at SUP Erie Adventures new out post at Dos Amigos to see what stand up paddle boarding is all about and learn about plastic pollution in the Great Lakes and what you can do to address the problem. Space is limited so dont wait to RSVP! Contact Lauren Darcy at ldarcy@greatlakes.org with any questions.

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September 2018

2018 September Adopt-a-Beach

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Great Lakes beaches and shorelines are kept clean by volunteers like you. Big things happen when friends, families, and communities all around the region come together. Be a part of a movement 15,000 strong to make the Great Lakes beaches clean. Thousands of Adopt-a-Beach volunteers from all over the Great Lakes will take to their local shorelines on September 15th. You can find a cleanup near you at greatlakesadopt.org

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October 2018

Will Great Lakes Water Be Here Forever?

October 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baker McKenzie, 300 East Randolph Street, Suite 5000
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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A conversation about The Great Lakes Water Wars with author Peter Annin and Michael Hawthorne Author Peter Annin joins moderator Michael Hawthorne, environmental reporter with the Chicago Tribune, and the Alliance for the Great Lakes on the tenth anniversary of the Great Lakes Compact. We'll discuss the water diversion controversy and celebrate the release of the second edition of Annin's book, The Great Lakes Water Wars. The first edition took us through the 2008 signing of the Great Lakes Compact, a binational…

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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

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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