CACC stands for Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination, a regional grassroots environmental organization centered in the Great Lakes to foster awareness of environmental issues through a network of citizens and organizations. CACC has been working to protect our environment since 1978.
Join us May 19 for CACC’s Annual General Membership Meeting!
Join CACC as we participate in the Bay City area's Clean Energy Walk Saturday May 18, at 11 AM at Veterans Park, Bay City, MI ! Peter Sinclair, Climate Change Educator and producer of the YouTube series, “Climate Denial Crock of the Week” will give a short training directly after the photo is taken. A Buffet will follow. For details and links to map: http://www.ltc350.org.
James M. Olson, Environmental Attorney to Speak at CACC’s GMM
CACC is honored to have James M. Olson,
Environmental Attorney with the Olson, Bzdok and
Howard law firm, (Traverse City, MI) speak at CACC’s
35th Anniversary and General Membership Meeting, May
19 at Circle Pines. Mr. Olson will speak on
"Defending the commons: the past 35 years of
Mr. Olson was attorney for CACC in 1978 - 1980 in our successful lawsuit against the state of Michigan regarding aerial spraying of chemical pesticides and he won important rights for citizens regarding toxic sprays. Mr. Olson has practiced law since 1972, and continues to do an outstanding job defending our watersheds and natural areas. He is a graduate of Detroit College of Law, with a postgraduate Master of Law Degree from the University of Michigan Law School in Public Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Law. He is also the Acting Chair of Flow for Water Coalition (FLOW) – a non profit Great Lakes water rights protection Coalition. A professional biography can be found at the Olson, Bzdok and Howard firm’s website: http://www.envlaw.com/james-m-olson.php
CACC quoted in a media release from the Council of Canadians. Read the release here.
CACC joins other Environmental groups urging the Joint commission to reinstate a Nuclear Task Force to protect the great lakes. Read the press release here.
Volume 35 #1 of the newsletter has been posted.
Speaking Tour Raises Awareness of Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Issues. Please read more here.
CACC is an intervener before the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board on Fermi 3 and has been cited in this press release.
NEW! You may become a member or renew your membership using PayPal. CACC can also accept your donation by PayPal and you will receive a receipt immediately following the transaction.
The Great Lakes Health Banner has a beautiful new panel, thanks to Voices for Earth Justice, a non-profit group based in Southfield, Michigan, whose members are dedicated to protecting the Earth and lessening the impact of our human footstep.
Voices for Earth Justice provide retreats, workshops & a speakers bureau, sustainable gardening experiences - and much more.
"The global environment with its finite resources is a common concern of all peoples. The protection of Earth’s vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust." - The Earth Charter
---- from Voices for Earth Justice, on their website
You are invited to participate in The Great Lakes Health Banner Project
The magnificent Great Lakes Health Banner, representing environmental health concerns of approximately 80 diverse Great Lakes organizations was inspired by the first Health Banner, which was created by the Environmental Health Network, a national group based in Louisiana.
The Great Lakes Health Banner was formally introduced at CACC's Backyard ECO-Conference in 1991. This powerful visual speaks for the protection of the health of our communities and the Great Lakes Watershed. Gretchen Michaels, CACC Director, has teamed with Maryann Stroup of Families for Environmental Health Awareness, the project's original director, to bring new life to this important grassroots art project.
Contributions toward this project will be appreciated and are tax deductible under IRS rules. A contribution of $12 or more will underwrite a square for the Banner.
Check for further information on our Great Lakes Health Banner Page.
Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination
8735 Maple Grove Road
Lake, MI 48632-9511
Dr. Linda Birnbaum made a presentation on Dioxins in Saginaw, Michigan on April 13, 2005 and was kind enough to grant CACC permission to publish in on our site. You may view it here.