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Consumers Energy Foundation continues its funding for Great Lakes Now’s coverage and programming

Consumers Energy Foundation continues its funding for Great Lakes Now’s coverage and programming
January 6, 2020 GLN Editor

A three-year commitment from Consumers Energy Foundation will support the Great Lakes Now initiative as it expands to include more media collaborations and additional PBS affiliates airing the monthly show.

“The Consumers Energy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring Michigan has world-class natural resources. That includes providing access to vital information about our state’s Great Lakes and waterways,” said Brandon Hofmeister, president of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “We are excited to support Detroit Public TV and Great Lakes Now as Consumers Energy and others take steps to protect our planet.”

Established three years ago, the Great Lakes Now initiative at Detroit Public TV has a growing team of award-winning journalists, who provide authoritative coverage of a wide range of subjects affecting life in the Great Lakes Basin, including water quality, public policy, environmental justice, economic development, resource conservation and tourism.

With a monthly magazine-style television program and daily online reports at GreatLakesNow.org, GLN offers in-depth coverage of news and developments affecting the lakes and the communities that depend on them, while capturing the character and culture of the region.

In addition to DPTV’s own team of reporters and producers, Great Lakes Now has built a network of correspondents throughout the basin, as well as partnering with regional PBS stations and other media outlets that contribute coverage to the television program and to the Great Lakes Now website.

The monthly show, “Great Lakes Now,” launched in April 2019 and since then has expanded to a basin-wide, bi-national program carried on more than a dozens PBS stations in five states as well as in Ontario.

“We are delighted and grateful for the Consumers Energy Foundation’s continued commitment to Great Lakes Now,” said Rich Homberg, president and CEO of Detroit Public TV. “With this support, we can expand and enhance our reporting on the crucial role that the Great Lakes play in the lives and livelihood of the people of our region, helping to build a sense of shared stewardship and responsibility for our natural heritage.”

The Consumers Energy Foundation is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider. For more information about its work, click HERE.

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