Spotlight on Great Art for Great Lakes: Artist Interview Series

  We are thrilled to introduce our guest blog contribution—GAGL Artist Interview Series—featuring the eight incredible artists, and artist collectives, selected for the Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) project. In each community, the artists have completed their community maker events where they engaged the public to participate in the co-creation of their proposed artwork. Now,…

What Makes You Care About Climate Change?

It’s not an abstract question. The answers, in fact, could have wide-reaching consequences for if and how governments and industries respond to our warming world and the adaptation and mitigation efforts they choose to undertake. Research published in Nature Climate Change in 2012 found that policies directly tackling climate change are more welcome by the…

Five Lessons From Waterlution’s Water Innovation Labs

Waterlution’s Executive Director and Co-Founder, Karen Kun, shares her Top 5 Lessons from Water Innovation Labs (WILs). MIXING  Combining unknown ingredients can create something unprecedented. Bringing in participants and resource guests* with the “less obvious” water connection takes a lot of time, energy and personal attention yet it is worth it! Innovation comes from people asking…

Ghost Stories of the Great Lakes

I met my husband while filming a short-lived Discovery Channel ID show called “Paranormal Home Inspectors.”   I was Research. Filmed in Ontario, people were encouraged to call in with their paranormal experiences. If the tale was enough to make your skin crawl, we’d go to your spot and provide a “ghost inspection.” The show…