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What's New
Create healthy lawn without poisoning water
Northwest Indiana Times (5/22)
Kathy Luther from the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission talks about environmentally responsible gardening.

Crossroads at Big Creek: It's all about the water at sustainable fair kickoff
Green Bay Press Gazette (4/22)
Crossroads at Big Creek in Wisconsin is proud and honored to host the kickoff event for the fifth annual Sustainable Living Fair.

5-point plan unveiled for sustainable area growth
The Toledo Blade (4/22)
A team of county and city officials, nonprofit representative, and business leaders created a sustainability plan for Toledo and Lucas counties in Ohio to help ensure sustainable area growth.

Spring Lake Huron fishery workshops offer current research and information about the fishery
The Times Herald (4/2)
Several opportunities exist this spring to participate in workshops with Lake Huron fishery experts who have been gathering information about the ecological changes underway in the lake.

MVCA and Howick Optimists get grant
Blakburn News (3/17)
The Maitland Valley Conservation Authority and the Howick Optimist Club in Ontario have been awarded a grant through the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund to restore stream banks and improve water quality.

Rep. Redfern helps direct resources to protect Lake Erie from algal blooms
The Beacon (1/19)
Ohio Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) voted to appropriate $599,967 on Monday to protect Ohio’s greatest natural resource, Lake Erie, from the growing algal blooms.

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General Resources
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.

Sustainable Minnesota
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.

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Advocacy Groups
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.

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Education
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: 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

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