While many university students are sleeping in today after a long semester, today marks the start day for an amazing adventure being taken on by three Northern Michigan University students. Their mission is to carry out a minimal-impact bicycle trip around Lake Superior to record and share the stories of its people, the places they love, and the threat that climate change poses.
?Great Lakes Great Stories- Our Vision:
Our vision is to research and collect the stories about the influence of Lake Superior on those who live on its shores. Throughout the 1,400 mile journey, we will make a conscious effort to utilize sustainable practices with our food, equipment, and energy use. We want to gain an understanding of the impact that Lake Superior has on its surrounding communities while creating a platform of education about ways to keep Lake Superior pristine. As climate change is the defining issue in our generation, we want to be proactive in mitigating its effects on the places that we love. We aim to document this experience by utilizing a website, social media platforms, film, photos, and audio recordings.
We are very excited for these riders and can’t wait to see what stories they bring back to share. May a smooth road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back and
may the sun shine warm upon your faces. Safe travels and we will see you back in Marquette!
More information on this expedition and to follow them live please visit www.greatlakesgreatstories.org