FLOW FOR WATER COALITION will hold Great Lakes Forever: Declaring the Water a Commons Held in Trust celebration and educational event for citizens, water activists, communities, businesses, farmers, and watersports enthusiasts throughout the Great Lakes Basin May 6, 7, 2011, at Park Place and Northwestern Michigan College’s Milliken Auditorium.
The event will feature Maude Barlow, world’s leading water advocate and advisor to U.N. General Assembly, which led to adoption of human right to water by the U.N. in 2010. She has authored two books, Blue Covenant and Blue Gold, heads the Council of Canadians, and is an avowed protector of the Great Lakes. It will also feature Wenonah Hauter, Exec. Director, Food and Water Watch, leading national water, food, and consumer protection organization, Jim Olson, leading lawyer and writer on water and public trust principles, Jon Groveman, advocate responsible for enactment of public trust protections in groundwater by the State of Vermont, Terry Swier, President of Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, who fought and won a 10 year battle to limit harmful water use by Nestle corporation, and several others to be announced. There also be a film and music Friday evening, May 6th, and a public educational forum, open to everyone around the Basin, Saturday a.m., May 7th.
If you know of any volunteers, who want to join FLOW’s effort in planning and holding the event, contact Brian Beauchamp, Coordinating Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Olson, Chair, email@example.com. Or
Asst. Director, Eric Olson, firstname.lastname@example.org.