The

Give Back Great Lakes

Vision

A self-sustaining Great Lakes region

How we define "self-sustaining"

Environment | Society | Economy

No one-way relationships.

 

Wherever value is extracted or resources used from our environment and communities, we must give back. The GBGL community does so through contributions of resources, time, and internal sustainability investments.

Is "self-sustaining" possible?

Absolutely.

We have more than enough resources to support our communities and natural environment.

The Great Lakes regional economy is on par with the largest economies in the world. (GDP in trillions 2017)

#1

$21

United States of America

#2

$15

China

#3

$6

Great Lakes Region

#4

$5

Japan

How we achieve regional sustainability

Enable

Great Lakes businesses to reinvest in the region and immediately get something in return - a GBGL member badge and member network for connection and collaboration

Empower

Great Lakes residents to easily identify and support businesses that make a certified commitment to protect our region

Stimulate

Great Lakes nonprofits that work in our regional environment and communities with a source of recurring funding