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Our network is setting the standard for environmentally responsible business in the Great Lakes region. Join us to certify your reinvestment in our region and gain access to badges, networking opportunities, and much more.

Why Join Give Back Great Lakes?

There are two simple answers

1. It's good for the Great Lakes region

AND

2. It's good for business

Not convinced?

Don't take our word for it, see for yourself below!

GBGL is Good for the Great Lakes Region

-- Supporting High Impact Efforts --

Our 1% commitment provides critical funds to nonprofits working on our objectives

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