Environmental Justice

The Great Lakes Regional Center prioritizes Environmental Justice as a foundation for protecting people and wildlife within the Great Lakes Basin.

Environmental Justice in Action

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Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition

The HOW Coalition is composed of over 175 NGOs in the Great Lakes region that works to establish people-centered protection and restoration as a national conservation priority.

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GRLC staff work with community partners to stop illegal pipeline development in the Great Lakes region, and protect from additional toxic spills that hurt people and wildlife.

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Sacred Grounds

Sacred Grounds is a conversation education program that partners with local faith institutions to bring more people closer to nature, and build community through healthy habitats in diverse neighborhoods.

Resource Guide & Tool Kit


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Sophee Langerman

Coordinator, EJ Partnerships

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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