We’ve all seen that the beaches and lakes across the country can get pretty dirty. In the Midwest, that’s where the Alliance for the Great Lakes comes in.
Founded in 1970 by Lee Botts as the Lake Michigan Federation, it focuses on not only protecting the Great Lakes, but also keeping them healthy and safe. They’ve led many campaigns and succeeded including:**
Championed federal ban on microbeads in personal care products like face wash and toothpaste, preventing the tiny plastic particles from entering the Great Lakes;
Released groundbreaking report calling for permanent separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins to prevent inter-basin transfer of Asian carp and other invasive species;
Won a historic cleanup goal for Lake Erie, which is plagued each year by toxic algal blooms, when the governors of Ohio and Michigan joined the premier of Ontario to commit to a 40% reduction in nutrients into the lake by 2025;
Their flagship program, Adopt-A-Beach, gathered around 15,000 people to volunteer. Cleaning beaches and data collection are the main things accomplished every year.
Junior Achievement strives to help young kids be successful. It’s not just another ordinary youth organization designed to get kids off the street. This particular organization mentors and guides kids by allowing them the opportunity to see how major companies and businesses are run and operated through entrepreneur programs. I myself participated in the program in my teens and it has helped me decide my future.
it’s a great organization for youth who are unsure of their future with great opportunities to gain life-long work ethics and transferable skills that would benefit them in the long run.
The Better Business Bureau says Millennials are becoming the target for scammers and their scam tracker is a quick way to find out if someone is trying to scam you.
Reports are rapidly increasing from young adults claiming to be scammed or effected by identity theft. Millennials appeal to scammers because more often there aren’t any negatives on their credit reports. And growing up with the internet, young people are more willing to provide their personal information online.
“Please stay away from anybody online who’s promising you goods or services but needs your personal information cause most likely that is a scam,” said President of the Better Business Bureau, Steve Bernas.
An easy way to find out if something is a scam is the scam tracker that BBB.org offers on their website. The scam tracker provides a list of scams by searching keywords in just moments. The Better Business Bureau can only prevent people from getting scammed. If the scam has already occurred you’re at a lost.