Why Join Give Back Great Lakes?

It's good for the Great Lakes region 
AND 
your business

Membership Value

GBGL is Good for the Great Lakes Region

-- Supporting High Impact Efforts --

Our collective 1% commitment provides critically important funds to nonprofits working in our objective areas

Our 1% commitment can also lead members to invest in their own sustainability, decreasing industrial and commercial waste in the region

-- Improving Regional Health --

Every $1 invested in Great Lakes restoration generates

$1.08

worth of quality of life improvements for coastal residents

 

GBGL is Good for Business

-- Stimulating the Economy --

Every $1 invested in Great Lakes restoration generates

$3.35

$1.68

in additional economic activity

in additional economic activity in tourism related industries

-- Consumer Values --

87%

of Americans will purchase a product because
a company advocated for an issue they cared about

&

90%

of Great Lakes residents said it was important to protect the Great Lakes

63%

of Great Lakes residents said that action should be taken now to protect the Great Lakes for future generations

80%

&

of Americans are hopeful businesses will take the lead to drive social and environmental change moving forward, in the absence of government regulation

66%

of people (and 73% of Millennials) say they're willing to pay more for products and services from companies committed to positive social and environmental impact

69%

of consumers worldwide have changed the products and services they use due to
concern about climate change

“Businesses are in a bind. Broadcasting sustainability would capture an untapped consumer base but also sow distrust. We’d suggest they follow the data. Third-party validation helps certify progress in the eyes of consumers..."

- Pete Davis, co-founder & CEO of GreenPrint