Keep the Lakes Great!

Since one of Chicago Belt Co.’s signature belts is a map of the Great Lakes, owner Rob Cardenas attended an event to celebrate the Great Lakes and raise awareness about their growing endangerment. The event was put on by the Shedd Aquarium and 93XRT and featured performances by the band Guster.

It was a huge success – over 2,000 guests, perfect weather and atmosphere at Montrose Beach…basically a great time all around. Not only was this event a lot of fun; it also succeeded in its effort to raise awareness about how important the Great Lakes are to our everyday lives and why we need to all make an effort to make them great.

Some quick facts about the Great Lakes:

42,000,000 Number of people that depend on the Great Lakes for drinking water

2,000 Number of species that depend on the great lakes

10,000 Great Lakes coastline (in miles)

20 Percent of the world’s freshwater resources that come from the Great Lakes

Check out the Shedd’s “Keep the Lakes Great” Facebook page here to take a pledge to keep the Great Lakes clean. Visit their site for more information about the initiative and tips on how you can preserve the Great Lakes.

If you would like to contribute to the Keep the Lakes Great initiative come Oct. 19th to the “Adopt a Beach” at 12th Street Beach from 12 – 1pm to help clean up the beach…another effort to protect the Great Lakes.

Check back soon for photos of Chicago Belt Co.’s Great Lakes belt and a link to our website (which is going live soon!) so you can show your love for the Great Lakes.

****Thanks and come back soon


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