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September 2020

September Adopt-a-Beach

September 26, 2020

A Great Lakes day of action. Join us at the beach, in your neighborhood, or online!

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Webinar: The 2020 Election Season & the Great Lakes

September 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a conversation about how you can get involved this election season. We'll share our new toolkit, preview our new Great Lakes Voter Information Center, and answer your questions about Great Lakes issues. Register today!

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October 2020

Great Blue Benefit

October 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Theater on the Lake, 2401 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60614
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Alliance for the Great Lakes while mingling with others who care about clean water and enjoying cocktails and sustainably-sourced fare. Proceeds from the Great Blue Benefit support the Alliance for the Great Lakes' work to make the Great Lakes healthy, safe, and beautiful for all. This event has been rescheduled to October 1st from June 4th.

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Webinar: Water, Women & Wellness: Reflections from Latina Leaders on Water Justice

October 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Clean water is vital to sustain life, support industry, and grow communities. But too often, the practices and placement of industry, and the challenges and inequities within communities disproportionately harm Latinx, Black, and low-income communities. Through the environmental justice movement, women of color are at the helm of repairing environmental harm and building a more equitable future in which all communities have clean air and water. Join us during Hispanic Heritage Month for a conversation with Latina leaders in the…

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February 2021

XOXO, The Great Lakes – Bingo Night

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Looking for a fun way to support the Great Lakes and clean water? Join us for a lively night of online Bingo! XOXO, The Great Lakes Bingo Night Hosted by the Alliance for the Great Lakes Chicago Young Professional Council Tuesday, February 9 6-7:30 p.m. CST Tickets: $5/person for 3 rounds of Bingo Proceeds support the Alliance for the Great Lakes' work to make our Great Lakes healthy, safe, and beautiful for all. Register today!

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Webinar – Much Work to Do: Top Five Great Lakes Federal Policy Priorities

February 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

As the nation faces unprecedented challenges, clean water is more important than ever. The Great Lakes and our communities face serious challenges, from crumbling water infrastructure to the threat of invasive Asian Carp. Thanks to strong, bipartisan efforts over the past decade, we have made significant progress toward our collective vision of safe, healthy Great Lakes accessible to all. But much more remains to be done. Join our panel discussion to learn more about: Top 5 Great Lakes federal policy…

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March 2021

The $188 Billion Question: Can We Fix the Great Lakes Water & Sewer Infrastructure Crisis?

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online (Webinar)

Communities across the Great Lakes region are grappling with crumbling, antiquated drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. No one should be without clean, safe, affordable water in their home. No one should have to worry about sewage backing up into their basement or community flooding that damages property. Yet paying for water and sewer projects are expensive. It’s estimated that the eight Great Lakes states need $188 billion over the next 20 years to repair and upgrade this critical infrastructure. Join…

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Webinar – From Farm Fields to the Great Lakes: Protecting the Lakes from Agricultural Pollution

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online (Webinar)

Each year, waterways around the Great Lakes region, notably western Lake Erie and Green Bay, suffer from severe algal blooms that threaten drinking water, recreational opportunities, and the region’s economy. And, climate change is just going to make the problem worse. The primary cause? Runoff from agricultural lands. Federal Farm Bill conservation programs are critical to addressing water quality problems caused by agriculture. But these voluntary programs are not enough to prevent this pollution. Join us for a panel conversation…

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April 2021

Volunteer Celebration

April 21 @ 5:30 pm

Join us to honor all the volunteers who are making a difference for the Great Lakes. We’ll be celebrating the Adopt-a-Beach volunteers who remove thousands of pounds of trash, the Ambassadors who connect with community members all around the Great Lakes, and our Young Professional Council members who raise funds for Great Lakes work.

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Adopt-a-Beach Spring Kickoff

April 24
At your favorite Great Lakes shoreline

Spring is just around the corner. That means Adopt-a-Beach season will start before you know it! So mark your calendar: Adopt-a-Beach Spring Kickoff is Saturday, April 24. Every year, thousands of Adopt-a-Beach volunteers come together to keep our Great Lakes beaches clean. It's easy to join in. Visit the Adopt-a-Beach website and find a cleanup near you. If you don’t see a cleanup that works for you, become a Team Leader and set up one of your own.

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