Think Globally: Act Locally
June 3, 2010
Excerpt from The Dynamic Great Lakes
On Planet Earth, the Great Lakes are absolutely unique. The decisions we make in our daily lives, and the choice we make in who represents us in our government may affect generations to come.
The Great Lakes system is a treasure. Understanding their natural processes and understanding the dynamics of what we do is essential to these life-giving waters.
The way to solve pollution problems is to think globally and to act locally.
Picture yourself as an astronaut looking down from a spacecraft at this beautiful planet, the Earth. From space, it is easy to see that everything is connected to everything else. The great masses of swirling clouds travel over the continents, drop rain, and sometimes along with the rain, pollutants. The lakes, rivers and seas are interconnected. In order to control global pollution problems they must be controlled at their source.