The Great Lakes and Blue Flag Beaches
Annette Street Public Library 145 Annette Street Toronto M6P 1P3
The Great Lakes hold 20 per cent of the world's available surface freshwater and provide drinking water to 45 million Canadians and Americans. They are a place for connection and recreation, and are the centre of the world's third largest regional economy.
But the lakes are under threat. Overdevelopment, poor shoreline management, and pollution from agricultural and urban areas compromise the health of our lakes. Four out of five Great Lakes are in a state of decline, and climate change will only intensify the problems we?re seeing now.
The good news is, there are actions governments and individuals can take to protect and restore the health of our lakes.
Join Environmental Defence to learn more about the Great Lakes, the threats they face, and possible solutions. Together we can keep the Great Lakes great for future generations.
Presented as part of Toronto Public Library's Fragile Planet program series.
Contact the branch for more information at 416-393-7692.