Great Lakes Week: Online Video Archive
September 18, 2012 11:15 AM
For the second year, Detroit Public Television (DPTV) broadcast coverage of Great Lakes Week, September 10-13, on television and online. With support from the Joyce Foundation, DPTV’s cameras provided online viewers with a live stream of conference sessions on the Great Lakes Now website. Summary coverage at the end of each day, expert commentary, and expanded interviews with Great Lakes leaders aired online and on television in Detroit and public television stations in public television stations in the Great Lakes states, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Ontario, Canada.
Great Lakes Week, hosted this year in Cleveland, Ohio, is the premier gathering of Great Lakes leaders. Even if you cannot attend in person, I encourage you to watch the coverage online. Representatives from Joyce Environment Program grantees, including Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, Great Lakes Commission, National Parks Conservation Association, Alliance for the Great Lakes and more, will speak at the conference. Click here to find the conference agenda.
“We are continuing our commitment to this important content for a second year because of what public research shows us,” Rich Homberg, DPTV president and general manager, said. “Ninety-seven percent of people in the Great Lakes Basin believe the Great Lakes are important to their lives, but only 4 percent say they have a personal responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. That’s a disconnect we want to help bridge, with our partners, through the power of media.”
Watch: Great Lakes Now Video Archive of Conference Speakers
The Joyce Foundation Environment Program works to protect and restore the health of the Great Lakes and regional waterways, as well as promote energy efficient measures that are critical to the sustainability of the region. Great Lakes grant making works on three interconnected issues: preventing the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species; eliminating polluted runoff from cities and farms; and advancing and defending key state, regional, and federal Great Lakes policies and funding