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Founding Partners

These organizations have provided Give Back Great Lakes either essential operational support or exposure during the early stages of our movement. In doing so, they continue to assert their position at the forefront of sustainability in the Great Lakes region.


The Stewardship Network

The Stewardship Network provides a unique function in the conservation community: empowering individuals and organizations of all kinds by facilitating connections between volunteers, practitioners, experts, government agencies, local organizers, tribes, researchers, and anyone else working to craft and implement solutions to a multitude of the most pressing and challenging community conservation problems that pose a threat to our local, native ecosystems. 

Michigan Environmental Council

Michigan Environmental Council drives the environmental agenda in Michigan.  They develop innovative policy ideas; communicate them to key audiences in a compelling fashion; and engage our members, community leaders and residents as effective local advocates for shared goals.  By leading powerful, diverse collaborations, they inspire state leaders to adopt pioneering solutions that set a global standard for environmental leadership.

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B Local Illinois

B Local Illinois acts as the connective tissue that binds together the businesses in Illinois that have obtained B Corp Certification. They are committed to creating a vibrant community of and for the businesses that are making our world a better place.

Wisconsin Sustainable 
Business Council

 The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC) advances sustainable principles and practices forward through the power of business. WSBC offers tools to educate, assess and integrate business-based sustainability practices. With their proprietary Pathways and Green Masters Programs, WSBC meets businesses where they are on their journey and assist them towards greater profitability through sustainability.

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Great Lakes Regional Center

The National Wildlife Federation's Great Lakes Regional Center works to protect and restore the region’s water and wildlife resources from the majestic Great Lakes to the Upper Mississippi River, from the Ohio River to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

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