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This Week in Your Great Lakes Town Hall!



Guest Writer: Brennain Lloyd


Featured Issue: A Photo Contest with an Unbelievable Prize! by

Brenna Wanous


New Poll this week: Global Warming and the Great Lakes




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  What is the best way to address global warming in the Great Lakes Basin?

  1. Build more nuclear power plants
  2. Build more wind farms
  3. Reduce demand through energy efficiency
  4. Build more coal-fired power plants
  5. Derive more energy from biomass
  6. Other (please specify!)
  7. It’s not a problem worth addressing

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Dear Great Lakes Neighbor,


Each week we invite grassroots activists, artists, officials, physicians, parents, young people and others to offer insightful commentary on their Great Lakes experiences and views. Of course, we also invite you to comment on their thoughts!


This week, the Town Hall is pleased to welcome Brennain Lloyd, a community organizer for Northwatch, a regional coalition of environmental organizations in northeastern Ontario.  Come visit the Great Lakes Town Hall to read and respond to Brennain Lloyd's stories and perspectives about the Great Lakes every day this week - only in the Great Lakes Town Hall!



BrennainLloyd160.jpgGuest Writer this week-- Brennain Lloyd


Brennain Lloyd is a community organizer with Northwatch, the  regional coalition of environmental groups  in northeastern Ontario formed in 1988 to address regional issues related to energy, forests, waste management and water quality. Brennain works primarily as an advocate and organizer around energy, land use and natural resource concerns, and has served in a number of key advisory positions on mineral and forest policy. A strong communicator, Brennain is a frequent guest lecturer on a range of issues related to the public role in environmental decision-making.

Brennain is currently project coordinator with Northwatch, and is one of a three-person-team with Northwatch's Forest Project, a multi-year initiative to support public participation in forest management planning.

Brennain has worked as case  manager or coordinator for Northwatch interventions in environmental assessments of timber management planning and Ontario Hydro demand/supply plans, in Ontario energy board rate reviews and federal environmental assessments for mining and energy projects, and has coordinated numerous public education projects for Northwatch, such as the EnviroVan, a mobile environmental resource centre which has completed four successful tours of northeastern Ontario. She is primary writer and editor of the quarterly publication Northwatch News; and maintains Northwatch's resource centre and database.

Brennain lives in North Bay, Ontario, with her partner and two children.

Read and Respond to Brennain's essays in the Town Hall! 


Featured Issue this week - A Photo Contest with an Unbelievable Prize!

In addition to guest speakers, the Great Lakes Town Hall focuses on a new featured Great Lakes issue each week, provided by co-moderators Dave Dempsey, Gary Wilson, and Brenna Wanous. This week, Brenna promotes this year's Great Lakes Photo Contest sponsored by Great Lakes Forever and Budweiser.  A great way to win an amazing prize, and an even better way to enjoy the Lakes!  

Read Brenna's Featured Issue, and put in your two cents! 


Don't miss this great opportunity to read and comment on our featured issue – A Photo Contest with an Unbelievable Prize! - and the stories and perspectives of Brennain Lloyd in the Great Lakes Town Hall all this week!

Guest speakers contribute content on a Great Lakes topic of their choice for five days. While there are basic rules of conduct, guest speakers are unedited and diverse views are welcome. If you are interested in serving as a guest speaker, please reply to this email. We encourage individuals of all ages, occupations, and opinions to participate in the conversation.

Your Great Lakes Neighbor,

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Brenna Wanous

Biodiversity Project's Great Lakes Town Hall

email: bwanous@biodiverse.org

phone: (608) 250-9876

web: http://www.greatlakestownhall.org

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Biodiversity Project
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Madison, WI  53703

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