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E-M:/ Backyard Eco Conference '97-Update

Following is an update on Eco '97.

ANN HUNT (Executive Director) at (517) 544-3318, by Email to:
or by Mail at: Ann Hunt, CACC, 8735 Maple Grove Road, Lake, MI 48632-9511.

                  Backyard Eco Conference '97

Building Alliances and Crafting Strategies to Redefine Corporate

Ronnie Dugger, The Alliance
Linda Greer, Natural Resources Defense Council
Jane Anne Morris, Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy

May 16-18, Mystic Lake Camp- Clare County, Michigan

The Backyard Eco Conference is an annual event hosted by Citizens for
Alternatives to Chemical Contamination (CACC) and designed to bring together
grassroots environmentalists to share a weekend of networking and information
exchange in an informal atmosphere. Eco features a full youth program with
specially designed programs for preschoolers, youth, and young adults. Enhanced
by music and the visual arts and a menu created to please the eye
and the palate, Eco offers a unique opportunity for activists to renew
friendships and create new ones, reinforce their strengths and beliefs, and go
forward into the year with an invigorated sense of purpose.

Join us for a weekend of networking, plenary sessions, workshops and the
opportunity to
meet grassroots environmental activists from around the Great Lakes Basin
who are
working in their communities on the same issues as you. Eco gives us all a
chance to go
back to our roots, to renew our enthusiasm and friendships, and to return
home with
restored energy and mission.

We are especially pleased this year to return to our roots - to Mystic Lake
YMCA Camp.
The Backyard Eco Conference began at Mystic in 1983. Mystic has 500 acres
of wooded
land near Lake Station in southwestern Clare County, and features two
private lakes,
unique bogs and the most extensive patch of lady's slippers in the area.
The camp
specializes in youth camping, environmental education, and retreats.
Lodging is provided
in heated cabins, some with their own bathrooms and the rest with central
bath houses,
or Eco participants can camp on the grounds.

Mystic Lake YMCA Camp is owned and operated by the Lansing YMCA, and is
located one
mile west of Village of Lake on US -10, or four miles west of the end of
the US-10/M-115
freeway. All conference registrants will receive a detailed map with their
packet. Late registrants are urged to call the Eco Registrar at
517-426-5540 (evenings)
to assure space availability in cabins after May 5.


Corporations, 'Rights,' and Our Theme Park Democracy - Jane Anne Morris,
Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy

Over the last century and a half, corporation operatives have
systematically downsized
the democratic process in this country. They have accomplished this by
rewriting laws
and reformulating legal doctrines in order to restrict the rights of human
persons while
inflating the rights of corporate 'persons.'The system of regulations and
agencies, set up
to give people power over corporations, has instead accomplished the
reverse - shielding
both corporations and government officials from the will of the people and
from the
influence of small, independent businesses.

By re-examining the history of corporate law and reviewing how defining the
was replaced by feeble attempts to regulate it, we can build on the
insights of the
Populist movement of a century ago to rejevenate our democracy and put
in their place as instrumentalities set up to serve the public good.

Jane Anne Morris is a corporate anthropologist now living in Madison,
Wisconsin, and
working with the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy (POCLAD). She
has been
an activist since the early 1970s, and spent most of the past twenty-five
years in the
Southwest US. During the 19890s, she worked on energy-related issues and
was involved
in a long struggle in central Texas against lignite stripmining.

Jane authored Not in My Backyard: The Handbook (Silvercat, 1994), an
outgrowth of a
700-page research paperabout how public needs are ignored and how supposed
regulatory "safeguards" are rendered powerless. Since 1995, she has focused on
researching the history of corporation law in order to find ways to make
our activism
more effective.

Insider versus Outsider Tactics: What Works Best to Change Companies?
Linda Greer, Natural Resources Defense Council

Over the years, the Natural Resources Defense Council has been a strong
against corporate polluters, some years filing more enforcement cases over
violations than the Federal government. But litigation is slow and
successful cases have
become fewer and farther between. Several years ago, NRDC initiated a
project with Dow Chemical on pollution prevention, a win-win solution to
pollution, in that
companies can save money while reducing wastes and emissions.

NRDC initiated this new type of project to try to get further with
polluters than they
could with lawsuits, but the going has been slow. Industry has shown itself
to be
technically ill-equipped to find pollution prevention projects and
psychologically resistent
to implementing them. The environmental community has the tactics to make
them mad,
but not to make them change. What are the best next steps for us?

Linda Greer is a PhD scientist (environmental toxicologist) who has worked
on toxic
chemical issues for the environmental community for over 15 years, starting
at the
Environmentl Defense Fund. She worked at EDF for about seven years and,
after a brief
absence to finish her PhD research, has been at NRDC ever since. Linda worked on
Superfund and RCRA for many years as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill and to
develop technical
components of NRDC's many lawsuits to improve EPA regulations. Finally,
tired of these
programs and convinced that she had done all she could to try to fix them,
she went all
the way up the pipe to pollution prevention for her next line of work.
Many, many of the
projects Linda has worked on -- everything from settlements of law suits to
consensus-building forums - have involved negotiation with industry.

Most scientists think what Linda does for a living is lunacy, but she
really likes working
with non-scientists. Summers, she teaches at Vermont Law School a course called
"Science for Lawyers," peppering her lectures with Dave Barry stories and
telling jokes in
an attempt to get people to like science and appreciate its limits in
protecting human
health and the environment.

Linda has a husband, two kids, a minivan, and a dog. Six months ago, they
all regretfully
moved out of DC and into the suburbs.

How Do We, Everyday People, Take Back Our Lives from the Giant
Corporations? Ronnie Dugger, The Alliance

As we collectively realize that we are reaching the point of no return in
our destruction of
the Earth, we have learned that working on issues one by one or on areas of
issues one
by one just won't do. We have to join together in coalitions, and then form
a new
people's movement independent of both the major American political parties.
coalitions will form the basis of a new global people's movement, establishing
international self-governance and democracy to replace what we have now:
by the transnational and large national corporations and their owners. How
to make this
happen will be the subject of this closing plenary session.

Ronnie Dugger authored a call to citizens to take back the label of
Populists, printed in
the August 14, 1995 issue of The Nation, which inspired a revival of the
movement in the United States, The Alliance for Democracy. The mission of
the Alliance is
"to end corporate domination of democracy and recover our economic and political
self-governance." As of March 1997, the Alliance has 50 chapters across the
The founding national convention of the Alliance was held November 21-14 in
the Texas hill
country where 19th Centry American Populism first began.

Ronnie founded The Texas Observer, "an independent liberal weekly
newspaper," in 1954.
Now a biweekly identified as "A Journal of Free Voices," the Observer is
operated by the
non-profit Texas Democracy Foundation, whose directors include Geoff Rips, Jim
Hightower, and Molly Ivins. The Observer is widely recognized for combining high
journalistic standards with unflagging commitment to progressive values.

Alliances and Strategies: Working Together to Take Back Our Communities --
A Panel Discussion Featuring Eco Keynoters and Workshop Leaders, moderated
by Cyndi

Taking advantage of the wealth of expertise, vision, and experience that will be
assembled for Eco '97, this Saturday morning plenary panel will present an
to share ideas and strategies, forge alliances, and move forward with a
united front.
Panelists will share their ideas, with ample time for discussion involving
the group as a
whole leading to the creation of common strategies for action.


Waiting to Inhale - Karen Kendrick-Hands

EPA has proposed stricter standards for ground level ozone and fine
particulates, based
on thousands of peer-reviewed scientific and medical studies which indicate
that the
current National Ambient Air Quality Standards don't adequately protect
public health.
The new standards have the potential to save more than 20,000 lives
annually and save
billions of dollars on health care, crop damage, tree mortality, and other
harm. Industry, in opposing the new standards, has spent milions to
over-state the cost
of compliance and to challenge the validity of the science. Our own
governor (what a
surprise!) is leading opposition to cleaner air.

This workshop will review the health and environmental impacts of the
current and
proposed standards and measures to meet them. We will use the "last straw"
test to understand what breathing is like on a bad air day, discuss
strategies to build
public support and to educate Congress who has veto authority over the proposed
standards. The workshop will end with writing letters to Congress and local
boards to ask,"Is it appropriate to let General Motors set health standards
for the air
we breathe?"

Karen Kendrick-Hands is the voluntary Air Quality Coordinator for the East
Environmental Action Council and the Michigan Environmental Council, and a
member of
the Environmental and Occupational Health Advisory Committee to the Lung
of Michigan. An environmental attorney, Karen has been appointed to the MDEQ Air
Quality Division Advisory Group. Her interest in air issues is more
personal, however. As
the mother of two children with asthma, she knows first-hand the health
effects of
air-borne pollution on a compromised respiratory system.

Poisons and Additives on the Dinner Plate: Putting Risk Avoidance Over Risk
Assessment -- Merrill Clark

The main theme of this workshop is "No to Risk Assessment, Yes to Risk
Why attempt the impossible and extremely costly task of figuring out who
and how many
will be exposed to the +/-9,000 pesticide products on the market today when
farm practices and non-toxic alternatives work?

This workshop will unravel the new federal Food Quality Protection Act and
EPA's concept
of a "risk cup" being offered to those regularly exposed to pesticides and
other harmful
chemicals in the environment. USDA is about to release rules for the 1990
Organic Food
Production Act based on recommendations of the National Organic Standards
Board, on
which Merrill has served for 4 years.The USDA Organic Program Office will
be looking for
public comments for a 90 day period following publication of the proposed
rules, planned
for late July.

Merrill Clarkhas been active in environmental issues for 20 years, with
both the state and
local League of Women Voters, as a founding member of Citizens for Environmental
Protection, and serving on numerous environ-mental boards. Merrill, her
husband John,
and their two sons became organic farmers in the early 1980s. The 1800-acre
Roseland Organic Farms in SW Michigan specializes in beef and grain, as well as
soybeans, hay, some produce and cider. Merrill is active in state organic
as well as serving on the board of directors of the National Coalition
Against the Misuse
of Pesticides.

Alternative Housing: From Concept to Building -- Beth and Matt Farner, Phil
and Megan Watson

Today's homes are more than the suburban stick-built structures that we
grew up in.
This workshop will examine non-traditional building materials such as
strawbales and tire ,
as well as energy conservation and off-the-grid techniques. Workshop
facilitators will
share their stories and pictures, from dealing with banks and building
officials, to how to
source materials and plans.

Beth and Matt Farner have built three tirehouses -- two in Michigan and one
in Idaho --
along with a strawbale guest house in Idaho. They operate a telecommunications
business along with giving slide show/lecture presentations on alternative

Phil Thiel, Megan Watson, and daughters Lizzie and Jessie Jones moved into their
owner-designed, -engineered, and -built home in Leelanau County last
August. Although
their home is not entirely finished, they are meeting their goals of energy
off-grid potential, indoor food growing capacity, low cost, ease of
construction and
extremely long life. Without window quilts, they burned only 10 face cords
of wood for
the winter in their sole heat source, with a high comfort level.

Utility Deregulation: Who Wins, Who Loses? -- A Panel Presentation

The national move to deregulate the flow of electricity and allow the open
market to set
prices has caught on in Michigan. Proposals before the Michigan Public
Service Commision
(MPSC) have already passed the initial round of public hearings and are
rapidly moving
toward implementation. This workshop will focus on the impact of deregulation on
ordinary utility consumers, the process MPSC is employing, and how citizens
can make
their voices heard.

Effective Media Campaigns: Using the Press to Fight Back -- Panel

Using the media effectively can be a tool for environmentalists to wage
campaigns. This workshop is designed to give participants practical tools
to get across
our message. Everything from the basics (how to write a press release) to more
advanced topics (pitching a story reporters will cover) will be discussed.
Each panelist
brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in different aspects of a media


Lisa Wozniak, Michigan Field Director for the League of Conservation Voters
Fund, has done extensive work on environmental message development, media
and political effectiveness. In the fall of 1996, Lisa worked on the
reelection campaign for
environmentally-friendly Congresswoman Lynn Rivers.

Brian Walsworth is a grassroots organizer and political consultant from
Okemos who
works with progressive labor, student, and environmental candidates and
groups around
the country. Brian has written over 100 press releases, and has produced a large
number of successful press conferences and press events.

Dave Hammond, the Managing Editor of the Great Lakes Radio Consortium, produces
environmental stories for public radio stations in the Great Lakes region.
Dave will
address building a productive relationship with the press and how to pitch
stories that will get covered.

Dave Dempsey, the Policy Director of the Michigan Environmental Council,
MEC's work on Pollution Prevention and energy efficiency programs. In
addition, Dave has
years of experience in working with the press to cover environmental
issues, both with
organizations and from government.

Mark Hanna, panel moderator, is a grassroots organizer who has worked on a
of environmental and political campaigns, most recently the reelection of State
Representative John Freeman.

Get Real, Get Relevant! Developing Successful Grant Requests - Joe

Successful grant development is not mysterious or tricky, but it can be
hard work. In
addition to great ideas, you need sensible research, a realistic coalition,
advance project
planning and budgeting, clear and concise writing, and an articulate

This workshop will review some of the basic tools needed to develop your
ideas into
successful grant requests. The session will begin with a discussion of your
ideas for
grant-funded projects and the directions those ideas might suggest,
followed by a review
of some of the resources available for grant research. Through discussion
and example,
we will then describe some steps to take in developing your ideas into
grant proposals
and how to put the proposal package together.

Dr. Joe VanderMeulen is the Executive Director of the Land Information Access
Association (LIAA), based in Traverse City. Joe has lots of real-world
experience in
developing grant-funded projects. He has written successful grant requests
to large and
small foundations, as well as local and state government. He has also
guided a number
of organizations through the funding request process. Joe resides in
Leelanau County.

PVC: The Next Step in the Phaseout of Chlorine -- Charlie Cray

Working towards a phaseout of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is the next logical
step of the
anti-toxics movement, and one in which we can all play a key role. PVC offers an
opportunity to move beyond end-of-the pipe to a focus on pollution
prevention and the
substitution of safe materials. The workshop will incorporate information
developed as
part of the Health Care Without Harm campaign which is working to phase out
PVC in the
health care industry due to the creation of dioxins in hospital
incinerators. Also included
will be the EPA dioxin reassessment, battling environmental racism in areas
where PVC is
produced, problems with specific products, as well as links to endocrine
disruption and
food packaging.

Charlie Cray is a toxics campaigner with Greenpeace USA. His eight years with
Greenpeace have focused on dioxin, incineration, and chlorine. The past
three years have
been spent researching and developing strategies to phase out PVC. Before
working for
Greenpeace, Charlie worked as a litigation paralegal and a translator/tour
guide in the
Mayan region of Mexico.

Oil and Gas Development in Northern Michigan: A Visual Environmental
Impact Report -- Phill and Annie Hunt

Funded by a minigrant from the Michigan Environmental Council, this slide
documents some of the impact that the Antrim gas development has had on the
northern lower peninsula. With the bulk of the slides taken in Montmorency,
Alpena and
Alcona Counties, one can see the changes that have been made on the
landscape by this
industry effort to remove natural gas from subterranian formations and move
it to

Phill Hunt is a photographer and builder who enjoys capturing history as he
experiences it.
Annie Hunt, CACC's Executive Director, has been actively involved in issues
surrounding oil
and gas since the early 1980s, and is a member of both state and national
addressing the impacts of oil and gas development on communities. They have
lived in the
Lake area for the past 25 years, with their three children and their

Protecting Our Drinking Water: The New, Safe Drinking Water Act -- Cyndi

With the reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act last year, new
were presented to protect the quality of our drinking water at its source.
The Act also
mandates that public drinking water suppliers provide information to
consumers about
what is in their water. How to become involved in the implementation phase,
as well as
ways to use the new regulations to protect your family's water supply will
be explored.

Cyndi Roper is the Michigan Director of Clean Water Action, a national
organization which focuses on water quality and the protection of the upstream
environments that impact it. Cyndi serves on the national Source Water
Working Group, which is developing recommenda-tions to the EPA on the
source water
protection pieces of the SDWA and the right-to-know provisions of the Act.

Youth Programs

The Backyard Eco Conference Youth Program sets this gathering apart from
any other.
Activities have been designed to capture the interest and involvement of
the three
groups. All young people, other than the tiniest babies, are expected to be
enrolled in
Eco's Youth Programs for the duration of the conference. Unsupervised
children are not
permitted, as they are not only at risk for themselves but lead to the
disruption of
planned activities.

If you have questions about the Youth Programs or want to volunteer to
help, please
contact Youth Program Director Graham Hunting at 517-355-3632 or email him at:

Backyard Eco Preschool

This cooperative program allows parents attend workshops while their
children learn and
play. To celebrate their natural sense of wonder, activities include arts
and crafts, music,
stories, and imaginative play, along with nutritious snacks and quiet rest
time. As a
cooperative, we ask that parents spend time sharing in these activities.
Please help us by
signing up when you register your child. The program is coordinated by
Christine Imhoff.

Youth 6-12

Led by Karrie McLean and other Eco staff, youth from 6-12 will be enjoying
new sights
and fun times as they discover Mystic Lake's diverse environment. From the
bogs to the
beaches, our time will be spent exploring, treking and laughing.

Michigan's habitats were formed very recently in history, only 10,000 years
ago. We will
travel in time this weekend looking for fossils of history and signs of the
future. Hiking
and playing games are included in the digging-up of Michigan's past. As
time traveling
detectives, we will expose the secrets of survival methods of plants and
animals, looking
at their homes and environments in which they have evolved for thousands of

The group will also create crafts from relics we collect to tell the
stories of nature. Using
clay, stones and sand, we will make pottery to last the ages. A time
capsule will be
created as we ponder the future of human civilization.

The 6-12 year olds will also join Victor McManemy as they dig our Great
Lakes bioregion
in the beach sand, looking at the flow among the lakes and ways the
receding glaciers
formed these deep lakes with time.

Young Adults 13-18

Young Adults participating in the Backyard Eco Conference will find
adventure and

Friday night will feature a warm campfire of stories and s'mores while
learning about
minimal impact daycamping.

The program will allow us to separate from urban limitations by exploring
the little
interactions of Michigan's flora and fauna. From the wind in the pines to
the chipmunks
burying acorns, the young adults will witness complex habitats of

Leaving the quick action of televison behind, we'll see the actions of the
wind, water, and
Earth at a different pace. A great look at the intriguing and exciting
interactions of the
natural world.

The Young Adult program is directed by David Woodward.

Other Events:

Technical Tree Climbing -- Kathy Snooks. Mystic Lake Staff

One of the many unique programs offered by Mystic Lake Camp is Technical Tree
Climbing, using ropes and gear to scale some mighty trees without harming
them. This
4-hour session will be held after lunch on Saturday and is limited to the
first six who
preregister. If you want to participate in this experience, and join the
birds in the
treetops, be sure to check it on your registration.

Electronic Communications: Email, the Internet, and Beyond -- Joseph Badura

Building on a similar session offered last year, Joseph will offer
one-on-one and small
group assistance with negotiating the resources of the world wide web,
establishing an
email account, and the basics of electronic com-munication. A sign-up sheet
will be
available at Registration to schedule times for individual assistance.
Small group sessions
will be offered throughout the weekend.

Michigan Organic Food and Farming Organization (MOFFA) Steering
Committee Meeting

We are pleased to host the quarterly steering committee meeting for MOFFA and to
welcome them to the Backyard Eco Conference. In addition to their regular
Saturday afternoon, MOFFA spokespersons will participate in the panel
discussion on
Corporations, and will be offering a workshop on organic standards on Sunday.

Eco Food:

The conference opens with a potluck supper Friday evening, so remember to
bring a dish
to pass. We'll supply beverages.

The Eco cooks have planned a delicious menu of natural foods, with an
emphasis on
whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. Their creations are sure to
please the eye as
well as the palate.

Volunteer help is always appreciated in the kitchen, especially at the end
of the
conference for clean up!

Eco Auction:

The Eco Auction is an opportunity to bring something special to the Eco
Conference to
donate to help support the work of CACC. A silent auction will be held
throughout the
weekend, with individual items being auctioned off before the group.
Previous "prizes"
have included handmade cards, artwork, a water filtration kit, composter,
and a bed and
breakfast weekend.

One items to be featured this year is the group project from Eco '96 -- a
collage of
pictures and verse, with drawings and found materials.

All contributions donated for this purpose are, of course, tax deductible
and will be

Eco Arts and Music

Victor McManemy has been a feature of all of the past Eco Conferences. His
songs are
a call to action, whether describing the mistreatment of indigenous peoples
or the abuse
of our environment. It has been said that the waters of the Great Lakes
flows in the veins
of this life-long Traverse-area resident.

Tim Joseph sings the old songs along with some new ones. A founder and
organizer of
the Spirit of the Woods Music Festival, Tim has always had a love for the
people's music.
When not playing the guitar and banjo, he's a stonemason and carpenter from the
Manistee County town of Brethern.

Dr. Youngdog and Rock Therapy Our favorite Motor City rock and rollers are
a sure
prescription to work out the kinks from sitting all day and will lift you
to new heights in
energy and exuberance. Led by glass artisan Albert Young, the band has been
at past Eco Conferences, as well as events in Grand Marais.

Fine Arts Exhibit As in past years, Gretchen Michaels is coordinating the
collection and
display of arts that celebrate the Earth through painting, sculpture, drawings,
photography, and writings. If you want to exhibit art at Eco, contact
Gretchen at
810-628-7463 in the evening.

The Eco Fine Arts Program is partially underwritten by the generous support
of the
Wheatland Music Organization, Remus. the sponsors of the annual Wheatland Music
Festival and the Traditional Arts Weekend May 23-25.


Friday, May 16

3:00 - 8:00 Registration

5:30 - 7:00 Potluck Dinner

7:00 - 8:00 CACC's Annual Meeting

8:00-10:30 Opening Plenary - Welcomes

Corporations, 'Rights,' and Our Theme Park Democracy --Jane Anne Morris

10:30-12:00 Informal Reception &

Music with Tim Joseph

Saturday, May 17

7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 - noon Plenary session

Alliances and Strategies Panel

noon - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 5:00 MOFFA Steering Committee Meeting

Technical Tree Climbing

1:15 - 3:00 Workshops A

Effective Media Campaigns -- Panel

Alternative Housing -- Panel

PVC PhaseOut -- Charlie Cray

3:15 - 5:00 Workshops B

Grant Writing -- Joe VanderMeulen

Utility Deregulation: Who Wins, Who Loses?

Safe Drinking Water Act -- Cyndi Roper 5:00 - 6:30 Dinner

7:00 - 7:30 Eco Awards, Auction

7:30 - 9:00 Keynote Address:

Insider versus Outsider Tactics: What Works Best to Change Companies? --
Linda Greer

9:15 - 1 am Dr. Youngdog and Rock Therapy

Campfire Music with Victor & Tim Joseph

Sunday, May 18

7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 - 10:15 Workshops C

Poisons and Additives -- Merrill Clark

Oil and Gas in Northern Michigan --

Phill & Ann Hunt

Waiting to Inhale -- Karen Kendrick-Hands

10:30 - 11:30 closing plenary address:

How Do We Take Back Our Lives From the Giant Corporations - Ronnie Dugger

noon Closing Circle - Pine Point

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - Adjourn, Cleanup


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List the persons registered with this form. Please give complete names and
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[ ] Reservation for Techical Tree Climbing (limited to 6 adults)

Conference Fees:

Adult Registration 50.00 x _____ = $ ______

Student (with ID) 25.00 x _____ = $ ______

Youth Program 25.00 x _____ = $ ______


Meal Pass - 5 meals 25.00 x _____ = $ ______

Single Meal ticket 5.50 x _____ = $ ______

Child's Meal Pass 12.00 x _____ = $ ______

Single Child's Meal 3.00 x _____ = $ ______ (Child 8-14, free below 8, 15+
adult rate)


Cabin (per person) 20.00 x _____ = $ ______

Rough Camping (tent, per site) 5.00 site = $ ______

RV Parking (no hookups) 7.50 site = $ _______

CACC Membership:

Individual 15.00 $ _______

Family 20.00 $ _______

Organization 25.00 $ _______

Donation $ _______

Total Amount $ _________

Send with your check made to CACC to:

Eco Conference Registrar
564 Parkway
Gladwin, MI  48624

Full refunds granted prior to May 5, no refunds thereafter.

Attention College Students -- A discounted registration fee and free camping is
offered to students with college/university identification. Please bring
your ID with you to
the conference to confirm your discount.

Early Registration Bonus! All adult registrations postmarked by May 5 will
receive a
Backyard Eco Conference tote bag, featuring the CACC logo. Registrants
after that date
will have the opportunity to purchase a bag at Eco.

Scholarships - A limited number of work scholarships are available. Call
the CACC office
at 517-544-3318 for details.

Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination is a grassroots
environmental education and advocacy organization dedicated to principals of
social and economic justice, pollution prevention, citizen empowerment, and the
protection of the Great Lakes ecosystem. CACC is governed by an annually-
elected Board of Directors, and is a member of the Michigan Environmental
Council, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, Great Lakes United, Environmental
Fund for Michigan, and the Michigan Energy Reform Coalition.

Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination
8735 Maple Grove Road
Lake, MI  48632-9511
(517) 544-3318
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