Share your worry and wisdom on this collaborative map. Help mark and make a water-commons for the Great Lakes with data, discussion, and story.
Water is not a product or playground, but a commons. Its value is based on how well we share and protect it as a source of life, not as a resource. The Great Lakes are not an inheritance to gamble with, but a gift we are borrowing from future generations. We need a new set of cultural, economic, spiritual, and legal agreements that awaken our collective duty to keep these waters alive.
Each dot on this map tells a story. Add yours to multiply the bonds and power between all those who are committed to revitalizing these amazing waters. Explore the rest of this site to learn more about a Great Lakes Commons and then please share your own story when ready.
Use the + and – buttons on the top left side of the map to zoom in and out. Use your cursor to drag the map in any direction. Click on a coloured circle to read, watch, or comment on a Story. Use the ‘Filter Reports By’ menu at the top left corner of the map to only show Stories in a chosen Category. Use the ‘Layers’ menu to learn more about the Great Lakes.
|Reflo Harvests Rainwater in Milwaukee Metro||Milwaukee, WI, USA||Jul 12 2014|
|Food in Lake Erie: talking to a fisherman||Port Stanley, ON, Canada||Jul 9 2014|
|Drinking petrodollars: Community on the...||Marktown Park, East Chicago, IN 46312, USA||Jul 9 2014|
|Elgin County Network for a Great Lakes Commons||Central Elgin, ON, Canada||Jul 9 2014|
|Cafe Commons: wifi and ideas||Pause Cafe, Windsor, ON||Jul 8 2014|
|Niagara Meeting: Council of Canadians and...||Welland, ON, Canada||Jul 3 2014|
|Walking the Shoreline, Or Not||Fort Erie, ON, Canada||Jul 3 2014|
|Living at the Lake||Grand Haven, MI, USA||Jun 28 2014|
|Keepers of the Water - a docu-poetry video||Southampton, ON, Canada||Jun 19 2014|
|Shoreline Shuffle (Revisited)||Kingston, ON, Canada||May 8 2014|