Join Paul Baines (founder of the Great Lakes Commons Map) to see and hear how we can use maps, digital tools, and storytelling to shift into a new possibility for water stewardship. Open source technologies, collaborative practices, and a commons ethic are the connecting elements of this work and it's time for this project to be shared and shaped by more people - like you.
Going far back enough in history, the impossible has already happened. The Great Lakes are the earth's largest surface fresh water body and are now toxic, invaded, dying, and dropping. The amount of water in this watershed is so massive, it takes 350 years for water to fully flow through it's west-to-east basin (Lake Superior to the St. Lawrence Seaway). On top of new and increasing impacts, most of the existing damage