I’ve been working with Just Transition Northwest Indiana to create a group of images for their campaign to protect the waters of Lake Michigan (and all the Great Lakes) from the pollution of toxic coal ash. The images are designed for use as physical and digital banners, buttons, stickers, T-shirts, hats, social media campaigns etc.
What’s coal ash?
Coal ash is the waste product of burning coal for electricity. Coal ash contains a toxic brew of substances harmful to human health, including arsenic, chromium, lead and mercury. Coal ash is linked to dangerous health effects such as asthma, kidney disease, heart disease and cancer.
Why is Just Transition Northwest Indiana working on this problem?:
Indiana has more coal ash waste pits than any other state – a total of 86 sites (active and inactive), the majority of which are unlined and located next to a water source. Almost every coal ash pit is leaching chemicals into groundwater, leaving drinking water near these sites unfit for human consumption. This includes Northern Indiana Public Service Company’s (NIPSCO) coal plants sites in Northwest Indiana.
To find out more about this important campaign and how you can get involved follow this link tinyurl.com/protectlakemichigantoolkit