What Our Water's Worth is a campaign led by the Metropolitan Planning Council and Openlands to raise awareness about the value of water in northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana

Uncommon Ground owner Helen Cameron planted a garden on her restaurant's roof to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers all while saving water. Photo: Emily Cikanek

By Lauren Contorno

Since its launch in 2010, What Our Water’s Worth (WOWW), a joint campaign of Openlands and the Metropolitan Planning Council, has brought readers the stories of real life water stewards from the Chicago and northwest Indiana region. These water champions, including notable individuals, community groups, businesses, and municipalities, have shown us that from Lake Michigan to the Fox River, how we use our water resources – including what we conserve, how much we waste, and what we choose to invest in water quality – is up to all of us.

Watch this slideshow of inspiring stories, including conservation tips to include as part of your 2013 New Year’s resolutions.

December 2012

Illinois American Water (lead sponsor)

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