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The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes of North America form the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world, holding more than 20 per cent of the world’s surface freshwater and 95 per cent of North America’s. They provide life and livelihood to more than 40 million people and are the economic centre at the heart of the continent. Yet the Great Lakes of North America are in serious trouble. Multipoint pollution, climate change, over-extraction, invasive species, and wetland loss are all taking their toll on the watershed.

Protecting the future of the Great Lakes is in all of our hands. When communities come together with passion and purpose, they can change political priorities and shape a better future for our shared water. We invite communities and organizations to join our exciting campaign to build a new Great Lakes commons vision that prioritizes people and the environment over industry and commodification, and builds a healthy vibrant future for our shared water.

Open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: Shut Down Line 5!

Open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: Shut Down Line 5!

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, The undersigned 16 climate justice ...
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Add your voice to protect the Great Lakes and shut down the Line 5 pipeline

Add your voice to protect the Great Lakes and shut down the Line 5 pipeline

Right now, we have a critical moment to protect the Great Lakes from Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. Transporting crude oil ...
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Factsheet: We must take action to protect the Great Lakes forever

Factsheet: We must take action to protect the Great Lakes forever

The Great Lakes of North America are in serious trouble. Industrial pollution, climate change, over-extraction, invasive species, and wetland loss ...
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Enbridge taking Michigan to court over Line 5 tunnel, Barlow highlights risks to Great Lakes

Enbridge taking Michigan to court over Line 5 tunnel, Barlow highlights risks to Great Lakes

Enbridge Inc. is launching legal action against Michigan over the state’s insistence that the company shut its Line 5 ...
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Great Lakes communities ramp up fight against Nestlé and water privatization

Great Lakes communities ramp up fight against Nestlé and water privatization

I saw “Save Our Water” signs and blue ribbons tied on trees and porches throughout the community of Elora ...
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Water event to examine Nestlé, the Great Lakes, and London becoming a Blue Community

Water event to examine Nestlé, the Great Lakes, and London becoming a Blue Community

Water advocates Emma Lui and Waasekom (Edward George) will be in London, Ontario on Wednesday to discuss water crises in ...
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Taiwanese transnational to take water out of the Great Lakes basin for electronics factory

Taiwanese transnational to take water out of the Great Lakes basin for electronics factory

Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group wants to build a $10 billion manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin to assemble liquid ...
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Great Lakes groups band together to challenge Nestlé and water crises in Flint and beyond

Great Lakes groups band together to challenge Nestlé and water crises in Flint and beyond

"My grandson that's not here tonight, that's twelve years old, he was to be an academic ambassador to go to ...
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