Dear Great Lakes Neighbor,
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 thoughts!
This week, the Town Hall is pleased to welcome Great Lakes Cluster of Minnesota Environmental Partnership.
Come visit the Great Lakes Town Hall to read and respond to the Great
Lakes Cluster's stories and perspectives about the Great Lakes every
day this week - only in the Great Lakes Town Hall!
Guest Writer this week-- Great Lakes Cluster of Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP)
The Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) is a coalition of
organizations committed to the protection and restoration of
Minnesota's lakes, rivers, streams, forests, natural areas, parks and
trails. In total, more than 80 nonprofit conservation and environmental
organizations from throughout Minnesota belong to MEP, representing a
combined membership of more than 450,000 Minnesotans.
Guest writers this weekn include Cluster members Julie O'Leary from MEP, Cathy Podeszwa from Duluth Audubon Society, Chuck Laszewski from the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, Darrell Gerber from the Clean Water Action Midwest Office and Dave Dempsey from Conservation Minnesota (and co-moderator of the Town Hall).
Short biographies of each writer are available on the Great Lakes Town Hall.
Featured Issue this week - Water is Just Like Beer?
In addition to guest speakers, the Great
Lakes Town Hall focuses on a new featured
Great Lakes issue each week, provided by
co-moderators Dave Dempsey,
Gary Wilson, and Brenna Wanous. This week, Dave
writes a provoking commentary on the difference between bottling and
selling Great Lakes water, and using Great Lakes water to create a new
He also urges Congress to protect Great Lakes water when he writes,
"Congress, when you consent to the Compact, please stipulate that you are not sanctioning a trade
in Great Lakes water; and remove the profane definition of water as a
product from the Compact."
Read Dave's Featured Issue, and put in your two cents!
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Don't miss this great opportunity to read and
comment on our featured issue - Water is Just Like Beer? - and the stories and perspectives of the Great Lakes Cluster of MEP in
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. We encourage individuals of all
ages, occupations, and opinions to
participate in the conversation.
Your Great Lakes Neighbor,
Great Lakes Town Hall Manager
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