In our culture a river is typically a boundary, differentiating one domain from another. The Mississippi River, for example, is the border of 10 states. There’s another way to look at a river—as the center of a basin, accepting and uniting all of its tributary waters. And its tributary people. I’ve lived in several… Read more »
A Conversation About Climate and Conservation In this video produced by Joe VanderMeulen for NatureChange, Phil Ellis, Executive Director of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, moderates as two of Northern Michigan’s most respected and experienced environmental leaders discuss the challenges and choices facing our region. FLOW’s own Jim Olson and Dr. Dave Mahan, former Associate Director of… Read more »
Video: Summertime Soiree, 2013
The Wayne State Engineering Building auditorium was full for Maude Barlow’s presentation on Great Lakes and Water Privatization issues. Artist Will See opened the evening bringing a poetic voice to describe the situation of water issues in Detroit. FLOW Founder Jim Olson discussed the public trust as the legal basis for preventing the privatization of… Read more »
FLOW Staff with Dr. Mike Vickery and the students from his Environmental Communications class at Alma College. The students were hard at work brainstorming new ideas and communications tactics for FLOW’s public trust education. FLOW had to opportunity to give a public presentation at Alma an had a great discussion on Water, Public Trust, and… Read more »
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Want more? Here are the transcripts of the clips from the February 5 Enbridge meeting with Mackinac County officials and the public regarding the expansion of the Line 5 oil pipeline that is, in part, submerged underwater at the Straits of Mackinac in the Great Lakes. (RUSH TRANSCRIPT AND STATEMENTS SIC) 1. Enbridge says 5,500… Read more »
Up Front Friday: A conversation focused on local events in the Grand Traverse region. Hosted and produced by Amy Reynolds of Horizon Books in Traverse City, MI. Featuring FLOW Executive Director Liz Kirkwood.
Many thanks to Susan McQuaid, producer, and the Up North Media Center.
Produced by PictoMoto