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Environmental Justice is More Than Just Us: The Continued Quest for Freedom

Posted on July 6, 2020 by

Reflecting on Juneteenth and the Environmental Movement Crystal M.C. Davis, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Director for Policy and Strategic Engagement July 19, 2020 The sounds of vibrant fireworks, smoky barbecues and patriotic parades make people across the nation excited about celebrating the 4th of July and our nation’s freedom from Great Britain’s rule. However […]

Session Recordings

Posted on July 6, 2020 by

All About Water Webinar Session Recordings Please find below the available recordings from previous AAW webinar sessions. Session #1: Equity & Water Affordability Session #2: Community & Water Affordability Session #3: Public Health & Water Affordability Session #4: Government & Water Affordability Session #5: Policy & Water Affordability Session #6: Strategy Session

Freshwater Weekly: July 6, 2020

Posted on July 6, 2020 by

July 2, 2020 This week: Public Health and Water Affordability Focus of All About Water Webinar + Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms Forecast Program + Illinois Announces Two Funding Sources for Improving Water Quality +  Michigan House Passes Bill For Toxic Firefighting Foam To Be Reported And Disposed + Potential for Mirages on Lake Michigan […]

Freshwater Weekly: June 29, 2020

Posted on June 29, 2020 by

June 26, 2020 This week: Fines and Pipeline Shutdown + All About Water Webinars Address Water Equity and Justice + No Surprise Great Lakes Water Levels Are Rising + Freshwater Future Staff Member, Alicia Smith Appointed to U.S. EPA Advisory Committee Fines and Pipeline Shutdown Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined Enbridge, a […]

Session Presentations

Posted on June 25, 2020 by

All About Water Session Presentations Pleas find below all of the available presentations given during each webinar session. Session #1: Equity & Water Affordability Dr. Peter Hammer: The Historic Harm, Inequities, & Water Affordability: Rates, Race, & Infrastructure Dr. Sujata Shetty: Equity and Water Affordability: Toledo Poverty Study Dr. Hope Bland: Systemic Racism: What is […]

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

Freshwater Weekly: June 15th, 2020

Posted on June 15, 2020 by

June 12, 2020 This week: Speaking Common Threads in Our Communities Through Poetry +No Water Service Restoration Chicago+ Anishinaabe Lead on Adapting to Climate Change + Michigan Senators Introduce a Bill to Protect Waterways and Public Health Speaking of Common Threads in Our Communities Through Poetry Freshwater Future staff member Brandon Tyus expressed his reactions […]

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 […]

Freshwater Weekly: May 6th, 2020

Posted on June 5, 2020 by

June 5, 2020 This week: Water Equity and Justice Freshwater Future Statement 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 […]

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