This Week in the Great
Lakes Town Hall...
Each week we invite grassroots activists,
artists, officials, physicians, parents, young people and others to offer
insightful commentary on their Great Lakes
experiences and views. Of course, we also invite you to comment on their
This week, the Town Hall is pleased to
welcome Jim Te Selle, the president of the Wisconsin Great Lakes Coalition.
Don't miss your chance to read and respond to Jim Te Selle's Great Lakes
perspectives every day this week - only in the Great
Lakes Town Hall!
About Jim Te Selle. . .
Jim Te Selle grew up spending the summers on Lake
Michigan at his grandparents' cottage right on the beach. From
little on, he's loved nature. Upon gaining adulthood, a condition he's not
really sure he likes, he went to college, got a job, a mortgage, a wife, and twin
boys - all the trappings of the 'successful' American male. But it wasn't
enough. Lately retired, Jim now finds that he has an opportunity to help give
Mother Nature a hand in dealing with all the problems humankind has dealt her.
Jim has traveled extensively around the
world, speaks several languages, and has even lived in China. The
experience has taught him a lot. He likes to point out that we Americans don't
appreciate what we've got, and need to put more effort into keeping our
environment and our quality of life healthy. Too few people today bother to
take note of environmental problems until it's in their back yard, and then of
course it's too late.
Today he is the president of a group of Lake Michigan shoreline property owners, the Wisconsin Great
Lakes Coalition (WGLC), which acts as an advocacy group to encourage a
successful Great Lakes Restoration.
and respond to Jim Te Selle in the Town Hall
In addition to guest speakers, the Great Lakes Town Hall
focuses on a new featured Great Lakes issue
each week, provided by co-moderators Jeffrey Potter, Dave Dempsey, Gary Wilson,
and Brenna Wanous. This week, Dave
bases his essay on an article that describes Lake Superior's toxicity, and
states that in order for cleaning up the Lake
to be hopeful, we must stop repolluting it!
Don't miss this great opportunity to read
and comment on our featured issue - Heads in
the Sand on Toxic Chemicals? - and the thoughts of Jim Te Selle, in
the Great Lakes Town Hall all this week!
Guest speakers contribute content on a Great Lakes topic of their choice for five days. While
there are basic rules of conduct, guest speakers are unedited and diverse views
are welcome. If you are interested in serving
as a guest speaker, please reply to this email.
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