This Week in the Great Lakes Town Hall . . .
Dear Great Lakes Neighbor,
Each week we invite grassroots activists, artists,
officials, physicians, parents, young people and
others to offer insightful commentary on their Great
Lakes experiences and views. Of course, we also
invite you to comment on their thoughts.
This week, the Great Lakes Town Hall is pleased to
welcome Executive Director of the Alliance for the
Great Lakes, Cameron Davis. Cam is an experienced
Great Lakes advocate equally comfortable in the
water or in a legal debate. Don't miss this chance to
read a new essay from Cam every day this week -
only in the Great Lakes Town Hall!
About Cameron Davis . . .
Cameron Davis is the Executive Director of
the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Prior to starting as
Executive Director, he was a litigating attorney and
served as an adjunct clinical professor at the
University of Michigan Law School. He also served
with the United Nations Environment Programme in
Nairobi, Kenya, and U.S. EPA?s Office of Regional
Counsel in Chicago.
He graduated from Boston University in 1986, and
received his J.D. and certification in environmental
law from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1992.
He began his career in environmental advocacy as a
volunteer for the Lake Michigan Federation in 1986.
Today Cameron lives on the shores of Lake Michigan
and tries to swim in it at least three times a week,
but only when it?s warm enough.
In addition to guest speakers, the Great Lakes Town
Hall focuses on a new featured Great Lakes issue
each week. This week co-moderator Dave Dempsey
turns his eye toward Wind Farms in the Great
Lakes: "The open waters of the Great Lakes are
now a field of opportunity for wind power
entrepreneurs. One has even sketched out a vision
of 36,400 floating wind turbines on Lake
Michigan generating the output of 180 nuclear power
plants. Do you support using the public's Great Lakes
as a wind energy farm? Why or why not?"
Don't miss this great opportunity to read and
comment on our featured issue - Wind Power in
the Great Lakes - and the views
of our guest speaker, Cameron Davis, in the Great
Lakes Town Hall.
Guest speakers contribute content on a Great Lakes
topic of their choice for five days. While there are
basic rules of conduct, guest speakers are unedited
and diverse views are welcome. If you are
interested in serving as a guest speaker, please reply
to this email.
Your Great Lakes Neighbor,
Biodiversity Project's Great Lakes Town Hall