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Jonathan Altenberg discusses saving the Great Lakes

On Earth Day, Jonathan Altenberg, the executive director for The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative joins WGN News at 4 to discuss initiatives to save the long-term viability of the Great Lakes.  View the video.

How Climate Change Is Affecting The Great Lakes

Jonathan Altenberg, the president of a binational coalition of U.S. and Canadian mayors working to protect the Great Lakes, spoke with WCCO-TV’s Erin Hassanzadeh about specific ways the bodies of water are threatened by climate change.  View the video.

Protecting Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence

More than 135 mayors and local officials in Canada and the United States are working together to protect and restore the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.  Listen to the interview. Belleville, ON, Canada / Quinte News Mary Thomas Nov 27, 2021 | 6:35 AM  

New federal money helps Duluth tackle water issues, mayor says

By:  Star Tribune – DULUTH — Duluth Mayor Emily Larson wants to make the most of the billions of dollars Minnesota is expected to get to address water infrastructure and other issues as part of the new federal money headed to the state.  Read the article.

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Applauds Passage of the Infrastructure Bill

By | The Build Back Better legislation currently provides funding for key priorities for Great Lakes cities With the successful passage of the Infrastructure bill, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is now urging Congress to take immediate action on the Build Back Better reconciliation package. “While the infrastructure bill will… Read More