Join a Free Webinar Discussion on Plastic Pollution in Our Great Lakes

Wednesday, July 28th at 1 P.M. Eastern Time – You Can Find Registration Information Below

An Invite from the American-based citizens organization, Alliance for the Great Lakes

Posted July 19th, 2021 on Niagara At Large

Each year, Adopt-a-Beach volunteers (on the American side of the Great Lakes) pick up over 50,000 pounds of trash from Great Lakes beaches.

The vast majority of it is plastic. How do we know that? Volunteers record and tally every item they pick up. This vast data set is used by researchers to learn more about plastic pollution in the Great Lakes.

Join us on Wednesday, July 28 at 1pm Eastern/12pm Central to hear how one researcher is using Adopt-a-Beach data and what it tells us about plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. []

We’ll hear from Tim Hoellein, an Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago and a leading researcher on plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. He’ll share how Adopt-a-Beach data has informed his research and share insights into the plastic pollution problem in the Great Lakes region.

As always, we’ll leave plenty of time for questions.

Register Today by clicking on  []

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 Protecting Water, Sustaining Life

The Alliance for the Great Lakes is a nonpartisan nonprofit working across the region to protect our most precious resource: the fresh, clean, and natural waters of the Great Lakes.

More About the Alliance for the Great Lakes – The Alliance for the Great Lakes works to protect the Great Lakes for today and tomorrow. We involve tens of thousands of people each year in advocacy, volunteering, education, and research to ensure the lakes are healthy and safe for all.

Our staff are headquartered in Chicago, with field offices in Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Muskegon (Mich.), and Milwaukee. Our Board of Directors represent a wide range of interests and expertise from around the Great Lakes region.

For more information on the Alliance for the Great Lakes, click on its website at – .

A Brief Footnote from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large –

Earlier this July, CBC’s flagship news program, The National, featured the following segment on plastic pollution in our oceans – in this case, the shores of the Pacific Ocean in British Columbia.

Please watch it by clicking on the screen below and ask yourselves what we need to do to push our elected leaders and private corporations that distribute plastics in their products to put an end to plastic pollution. –

NIAGARA AT LARGE Encourages You To Join The Conversation By Sharing Your Views On This Post In The Space Following The Bernie Sanders Quote Below.

“A Politician Thinks Of The Next Election. A Leader Thinks Of The Next Generation.” – Bernie Sanders


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