Author: Freshwater Future

Chicago Water Council Locates Residents Without Water, And There’s More

Posted on August 28, 2020 by

Amid COVID-19, Freshwater Future has doubled down on their support for water councils through the Great Lake region to ensure people have running water in their homes. In April of 2020, a reporter in Chicago, IL disclosed information cultivated through an investigation on the number of Chicago residents living without running water. Revealing a staggering […]

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BHCWC Water Filter Drive Thru Event Shows Up And Shows Out

Posted on August 28, 2020 by

Residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan have always carried a strong spirit of justice and equitable treatment. They are not to be pushed around and their tenacity caught the attention of Freshwater Future — summer of 2018 a partnership was conceived and the Benton Harbor Community Water Council (BHCWC) was born. Spring of 2018 water samples […]

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Public Health and Lead in Water: Our View

Posted on August 28, 2020 by

Freshwater Future has worked for years to help ensure people can protect themselves from lead and other contaminants in drinking water, and one thing is clear to us: there is no safe level of lead. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has long held “the best available science which shows there is no safe level of […]

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McKenzie Patrice Croom Flint Community Lab Receives 2020 US Water Prize

Posted on July 17, 2020 by

(Pictured – Shelly Sparks, Flint Development Center Director, presented with the 2020 US Water Prize commemorative glass sculpture)   For Immediate ReleaseJuly 17, 2020 Petoskey and Flint, Michigan – The McKenzie Patrice Croom Flint Community Water Lab, the first of its kind in the world, provides a trusted laboratory for Flint, Michigan residents for water […]

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Collaboration with Bowling Green State University Students Produces Important Water and Public Health PSAs

Posted on June 17, 2020 by

Thank you to the Students of the Collaborative Digital Arts Development class taught by Professor Bonnie Mitchell at Bowling Green State University for producing animated public service announcements for Freshwater Future to highlight important water and public health issues! View their creative works below. What’s in Your Water COVID-19 Mask Usage & Best Practices

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Dear White People

Posted on June 11, 2020 by

 I grit my teeth beneath the heat A different face but the theme is on repeat See my shade as the voice of the deceased Hearts and heads that suffer silently As we see the guilty cop plea or accessories set free living life “la da dee” While the only moment we see as set […]

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We Stand in Solidarity

Posted on June 1, 2020 by

Freshwater Future mourns the death of Mr. George Floyd and all who have died due to racism in our country. We stand in solidarity with all communities of color as the forces of systemic racism have made them most vulnerable to police brutality and disproportionate impacts and harmed families suffering in silence, who would like […]

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Freshwater Weekly May 29, 2020

Posted on June 1, 2020 by

May 29, 2020 TThis week: Floodwaters Mix with Chemicals After Dam Failures + Some Residents of Chicago May Find Relief from Lack of Running Water + Funding for Lakewalk in Duluth Approved + Wind Turbines in Lake Erie Moves Forward with Limitations + Our Own Alicia Smith Receives “Urban Waters Learning Network Award” Floodwaters Mix […]

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