We live right next door to one of the largest sources of fresh water in the world, so why is water conservation so important to us? How does saving water save energy? What can we do in our own home and garden to protect Lake Michigan, our most precious asset?
Find out the answers to these and other important questions at “Slow the Flow: Energy and Water Use at Home,” the next in a series of Why Water Matters Here workshops, Monday, April 6th, at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse, 1230 W. Greenleaf, 2nd Floor.
Hear from top experts in the field. Debra Shore, a commissioner on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, and one of our region’s foremost environmental experts, will discuss the responsibilities of her agency and what happens to our water after we use it. She’ll also talk about some of the cutting edge efforts to manage our stormwater and save our basements from flooding
Albert Ettinger, a Senior Attorney at the Environmental Law and Policy Center and an expert on wetlands conservation, will explain the water cycle and talk about local water quality and quantity issues. He’ll tell us about the important role wetlands play in cleansing our water.
Finally, we’ll get hands-on and learn how to make changes in our homes to conserve water and protect our water supply. Get a demonstration on how to install a rain barrel, and see a sample of low-flow showerheads and faucets you can use in your home. You’ll learn about water conservation measures that you can use in your home and business and how reducing the amount of water we use not only saves money and resources, but brings us into a closer relationship with others with whom we share goods and skills.
For a complete schedule of the remaining Why Water Matters Here workshops, scroll down to the bottom of this e-mail or download a poster for the series here:
Please feel free to post it in your building, the businesses you frequent, your place of worship, etc.
I look forward to seeing you this Monday, April 6th, and the following three Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Loyola Park Fieldhouse.