The U.S. EPA and Environment Canada will hold lake-specific webinars during the first week of September to inform stakeholders of issues and management plans in each of the five Great Lakes. These webinars are part of outreach efforts from the Annex 2 subcommittee of the Great Lakes Executive Committee (GLEC)…. Read More about “Lake-Specific Webinars”
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One year after the Toledo Water Crisis, Cities Initiative Executive Director David Ullrich stated, “We still have algal blooms in Lake Erie. It’s time to move ahead together as cities, industries, and farms to reduce nutrient loadings aggressively to meet the Governors’ and Premier’s 40% reduction goal by 2025.” In… Read More about “Anniversary of the Toledo Water Crisis: Action on Nutrients still needed”
Today the Canadian federal government announced that that Canada is developing measures to ban microbeads; these measures will protect the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence region from the harmful effects of these contaminants. This announcement comes on the heels of Environment Canada’s scientific report on microbeads, which concludes that the substance… Read More about “Canadian government plans to ban Microbeads”
The Cities Initiative was honored to welcome Premier Kathleen Wynne as the keynote speaker at this year’s Annual Meeting and Conference. At the 2015 Annual Meeting, the Cities Initiative addressed several key issues, most notably: Endorsed the Western Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, which supports a 40% reduction in phosphorus entering… Read More about “2015 Annual Meeting: Sarnia/Lambton County, Ontario”
Welcome to the new glslcities.org! Here you will find information about the Cities Initiative, its staff and Board of Directors, and information about our current and past initiatives. If you are looking for information about our upcoming Annual Meeting (June 17-19, Sarnia, Ontario), please click here. Our new site also… Read More about “New Cities Initiative Website”
Mayors from the Cities Initiative and from the Jordan River Valley convened at the University of Illinois, Chicago’s “Water After Borders” Conference. The mayors signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create a “Sister Waters” partnership between the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and EcoPeace Middle East, which represents… Read More about “Jordan River Partnership”