And yet, the Lakes are vulnerable to pollution, invasive species, over consumption and irresponsible development. Find out what you can do to help.
The Great Lakes are a vast-but not limitless-resource. Thirty million people in this region, including Chicagoans, rely on the lakes for drinking and bathing water, and the demand is growing. That is why water conservation is critical to the health of the Great Lakes and our communities.
Our typical morning routines not only take up valuable minutes, but they also use lots of water. Did you know that the average guy uses 5 gallons of water per shave? Or that the average shower uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute? It adds up. By making a few simple changes, you can save water and get out the door more quickly.
You can reduce your water use and protect the Great Lakes in a couple of easy ways. Join Great Lakes Forever in protecting our Great Lakes by taking the following pledge:
The choices we make in our daily lives directly impact the future of our Great Lakes. Thank you for choosing to make a difference!
Photo by Anthony Schiller