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  • Commit to Sustainability this New Year

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    As a year-end tradition, many of us will take time this week to grab a pen or a keyboard and write down resolutions for the New Year. While it’s a good time to reflect on the gifts that our Great Lakes give us every day—clean water, fresh air, good food—it’s also a good time to resolve to give back together.

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  • Wreath-Cycled Challenge Winners

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    In Shedd Aquarium's recent wreath-cycled challenge, local classes worked together to create wreaths made of recycled materials were displayed as part of Shedd’s holiday décor.

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  • Spotlight on Tyler

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    Sea lion Tyler is a stand-out character in the already outstanding A Holiday Fantasea.  In fact, he just might upstage Santa with his expanded repertoire of natural behaviors.

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  • Green Gift Wrapping with Shedd

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    ‘Tis the season of last-minute gift wrapping! All of that paper used to conceal our gifts can add a whopping 25% increase in what we throw out, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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  • Winter Arrives in the Great Lakes

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    Today marks the first official day of winter. Those of us in the Great Lakes region are no stranger to the season, and while we were busy preparing for the challenges of the snow, ice and plummeting temperatures, the world outside our doors was already a few steps ahead.

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