So, a young guy named Austin created Great Lakes Proud back in 2011. He wanted to share his love of the Great Lakes with others and use it as an avenue to preserve and protect the waters and beaches of his childhood. Last year, Austin donated 15% of GLP profits to water quality organizations throughout the Great Lakes watershed. Since 2011, thousands of followers have begun displaying their GLP stickers and sharing the love. What started as a vision has become a movement.
Now fast forward to 2013. This is actually Day 1 of my tenure at GLP, but you’ll be hearing a lot more from me. Austin invited me to join the GLP movement as a blog writer and it seems this job was handcrafted for me. I am a Michigander with a 14 year career in natural resources. I’m also a busy mom, triathlete, natural foodie, fitness fanatic and environmental steward all rolled into one little package of positive energy. And I am pumped to share my enthusiasm for all things Great Lakes.
I promise you no complaining, no politics, no finger-pointing. You promise me that when you read something you like, you let me know – share it, like it or leave a comment. If you disagree, that’s cool too – I’m a big girl and I can respect everyone's opinion. What I can’t handle is silence. So, if you’re down with this plan, let me hear you. Together, we are the voice of the Great Lakes, and the sticker is our messenger. Creatively display your Great Lakes Proud sticker on your car, surfboard, bike, briefcase, iPad, waterbottle, skateboard, mailbox, kitty cat, whatever. Pick one up, stick it on something and join the movement.