Thursday, September 10, 2009

Student Ideas for Protecting the Great Lakes

Here are some suggestions from students in the Fresh Water Studies (ENV 105) class at NMC yesterday following Tom Kelly's session on the Environmental History of the Great Lakes:

1. Try to get the local golf courses to not use fertilizers.
2. Pick up any trash you find.
3. Use environmentally safe pesticides or none at all. Same for fertilzers.
4. Plant trees.
5. Stop over-fishing. Follow fishing rules.
6. Don't mow lawns. Convert to low maintenance vegetation in your lawn.
7. Be aware of your water use. Try to use less around your home.
8. Drive less. Ride your bike or walk.
9. Enroll in NMC's Fresh Water Studies Program! Share knowledge and raise awareness.

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