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John Hartig

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    A Great Lakes Moment from John Hartig

    - by John Hartig

    A recent case study of the cleanup of Toronto Harbour has shown that investing in environmental cleanup and restoration yields considerable economic and social benefits. If cities want to achieve competitive advantage, environmental cleanup and protection are essential.

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    Photo by photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication 3rd Class Specialist Kenneth R. Hendrix

    A Great Lakes Moment from John Hartig

    - by John Hartig

    The Buffalo River was viewed as a working river that supported industry and commerce, and water pollution then was viewed as just part of the cost of doing business. At that time, people cared most about jobs and providing for their families, with little concern for the environment and its pollution.
    There is, perhaps, no more poignant example of this societal indifference to water pollution than when the Buffalo River caught on fire 50 years ago

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    A Great Lakes Moment from John Hartig

    - by John Hartig

    The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge has protected Humbug Marsh in Trenton and Gibraltar, Mich. and designed and developed the adjacent Refuge Gateway as a riverfront gathering place for people and wildlife as part of an effort to promote conservation in the region, revitalize the area, and accelerate the sustainability transition.