We celebrate the
majesty and meaning
of the Great Lakes.

Bane of the Great Lakes. Photo: Dave Sandford   DaveSandfordPhotos.com

 

DEFINING GREATNESS Simply speaking, the Great Lakes are enormous, extraordinary and epic. To all who stand on their shores, sail their breezes, fly over these mirrors to the sky, the Lakes inspire awe and a sense of possibility. Their importance demands a greatness of responsibility.

Like a living window into a continent, the Great Lakes are vibrantly visible from space. A fresh water source for millions, they are the basis of a huge ecosystem and a vital transportation route for the world. Everyone gazing thankfully on their shores needs to be a part of keeping them healthy for centuries to come. The future of the Great Lakes is the future of us all.

CHRIS A. HADFIELD Colonel, Astronaut ret’d

Like a living window into a continent, the Great Lakes are vibrantly visible from space. A fresh water source for millions, they are the basis of a huge ecosystem and a vital transportation route for the world. Everyone gazing thankfully on their shores needs to be a part of keeping them healthy for centuries to come. The future of the Great Lakes is the future of us all.

CHRIS A. HADFIELD Colonel, Astronaut ret’d

Like a living window into a continent, the Great Lakes are vibrantly visible from space. A fresh water source for millions, they are the basis of a huge ecosystem and a vital transportation route for the world. Everyone gazing thankfully on their shores needs to be a part of keeping them healthy for centuries to come. The future of the Great Lakes is the future of us all.

CHRIS A. HADFIELD Colonel, Astronaut ret’d

 

OUR ADVISORS


SHIRLEY BLUMBERG
Founding Partner, KPMB Architects

DENISE DONLON
Business Executive

DREW FAGAN
Senior Fellow, C.D. Howe Institute and Public Policy Forum

DR. GAIL KRANTZBERG
Professor and Director of the Engineering and Public Policy Program, McMaster University

BRENDA LUCAS
Executive Director,
Southern Ontario Water Consortium

JOHN MCGRATH
Principal, The McGrath Group

LLOYD POSNO
Independent Financial Services Professional

VALERIE PRINGLE
Television Host and Journalist

MARK S. RUDOLPH
President & CEO justenvironment

SCOTT THORNLEY
Founder, Scott Thornley + Company and Author


 
DOUGLAS S. WRIGHT
Founder

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KAREN KUN
Co-Founder

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THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS


SUPPORTERS

Redpath
Algoma Central Corporation
Redpath
Algoma Central Corporation


FOUNDING PARTNERS

Redpath
Algoma Central Corporation
Redpath


Please be in touch if your organization aligns with the mission of GREATNESS. No project is too large or too small. You will demonstrate how your efforts conserve and preserve the Great Lakes.



Please be in touch if your organization aligns with the mission of GREATNESS. No project is too large or too small. You will demonstrate how your efforts conserve and preserve the Great Lakes.


STAY CONNECTED

The majesty of the Great Lakes cannot be measured, nor can it ever be described, unless you experience the beauty of her waters. When we walk beside the lakes, we experience the beauty of each one. Seen from above, we can’t help but proclaim the wonder of their relationship with one another. We have a duty to protect these waters from being violated by humanity. We must declare that our identity is bound to these lakes, and vow to protect them.

JOSEPHINE MANDAMIN
Grandmother, Co-Founder Mother Earth Water Walk


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