Great Lakes News from Bridge

Great Lakes News from Bridge
August 28, 2012 GLN Editor

Five Ways to be a Great Lakes Steward

In today’s technological age, there is a documented societal disconnect from nature known as the “nature deficit.” As a result, this disconnect has the potential for unfortunate and adverse effects on the Great Lakes, both from an environmental and societal standpoint. In order to counteract these adverse effects, it has become vital to build new collaborations to “create a culture of environmental stewardship by providing people of all ages, especially our young people, with relevant knowledge that builds excitement for learning and instills a commitment to improving local communities.” Read more…

Bridge an online magazine from The Center for Michigan.  Patty Birkholz, a guest writer for Bridge, is director of Michigan’s Office of Great Lakes and a former state senator from Saugatuck.


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