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Cleveland 2030 wins a Kresge grant and signs up 5 downtown property owners in its quest to make Cleveland a greener city
The Plain Dealer (5/22)
Cleveland 2030, an organization dedicated to making Cleveland more environmentally sustainable, has won a $175,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation of Detroit and is making great strides towards meeting the goal of a 50%reduction in energy and water from participating properties by 2013.
Detroit, blue city
Model D Magazine (1/29)
Detroit Future City, a strategic framework report for the future of Detroit, recommends the development of extensive water management structures that would utilize the city's vacant land and vastly improve the aging sewer system.
Great Lakes mapping project could help clean up Hamilton Harbour
CBC News - Hamilton, ON (1/11)
A new project by the University of Windsor has identified stressors affecting the Great Lakes and mapped the data to identify areas with major environmental issues, and the news isn't good for Hamilton.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District ordered to provide 'green infrastructure' for storm water
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/9)
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District the nation's first wastewater discharge permit mandating "green infrastructure" to collect and absorb storm water.
COMMENTARY: Game Changers | Planning: The Great Lakes Century
The Metropolis Magazine (1/9)
A bold vision of how sustainable development and redevelopment projects in the Great Lakes might help protect our vast water resources from the pressures of pollution, population growth, and invasive species.
Marquette to host regional conference this summer
The Mining Journal (1/3)
Marquette, Mich., will play host this summer to a major conference orchestrated by a regional coalition of cities with ties to the Great Lakes.
Critical Trends Assessment Program
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
CTAP is an on-going process to evaluate the state of the Illinois environment.
Great Lakes Sustainable Land Use
Great Lakes Commission
A clearinghouse for brownfields-related information; provides opportunities for Great Lakes jurisdictions to showcase their individual programs and activities.
International Institute for Sustainable Development
IISD, based in Winnipeg, promotes sustainable development in decision making internationally and within Canada.
Internetwork for Sustainability
Our main goal is to make information about sustainable development visible and easily accessible to anyone.
Protecting Our Waters
Milwaukee River Basin Partnership
This web site provides local governments, developers and citizens with a planning guide that encourages good land-use decisions to protect Milwaukee River Basin water resources.
Real People, Real Places
Minnesota Department of Natural resources (DNR)
Stories that illustrate the creative work of Minnesota's land managers as they figure out how best to use and protect our natural heritage.
Sustainable Development Indicators
Managed and coordinated by the SDI group with participants from twelve federal departments and agencies, Sustainable Development Indicators are various statistical values that collectively measure the capacity to meet present and future needs.
Minnesotans for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ME3)
This site is to help citizens and organizations in Minnesota and the region get timely information to promote sustainable energy policies.
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania
Committed to promoting land use policies and actions that will enable Pennsylvania to strengthen its diverse urban, suburban, and rural communities and reduce sprawl.
1000 Friends of Minnesota
Devoted to promoting a sustainable landscape where finite natural resources are protected, cities are vital and livable, and all citizens have access to clean air, water and soil.
1000 Friends of Wisconsin and the Land Use Institute
Educates citizens and policy makers about the benefits of responsible land use.
Michigan Land Use Institute
The Michigan Land Use Institute was founded in 1995 to establish an approach to economic development that strengthens communities, enhances opportunity, and protects the state's unmatched natural resources.
TEACH Great Lakes: Urban Sprawl
Many communities in the Great Lakes region are feeling the effects of urban sprawl: loss of farmland, destruction of wildlife habitats, loss of community.
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GLIN: Community Development in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Energy Efficiency in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Pollution Prevention in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Renewable Energy in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Rural Development in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Sustainable Transportation in the Great Lakes Region
Brownfields: Sustainable Land Use (Exit GLIN)
Great Lakes Commission