Director’s Notes: Individual Actions

Director’s Notes: Individual Actions

By Jill Ryan

Each individual action we take makes a difference in both our local communities and our Great Lakes community. As this issue highlights, individual voices can and do make an impact. Whether through thousands demanding no increase in pollution to Lake Michigan or one community taking action by recycling, our actions matter.

I know each of you, with the important work you have undertaken in your community, understands this.

When you tire of encouraging individual citizens, decision-makers and corporations to act wisely with respect to our waters, I hope you will be inspired by the actions represented here.

For more inspiration I also hope you will join us at this year’s Grassroots Symposium for in-person learning, sharing and encouragement.

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results

– Herman Melville



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