Give Back Great Lakes
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?
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)
United States of America
Great Lakes Region
How we achieve regional sustainability
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
Great Lakes residents to easily identify and support businesses that make a certified commitment to protect our region
Great Lakes nonprofits that work in our regional environment and communities with a source of recurring funding