News from the Alliance for the Great Lakes, a coalition of citizen groups on the American side of our Great Lakes
On Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00 pm, the Alliance for the Great Lakes will host a panel discussion focusing on plastic pollution and the Great Lakes at the Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center at 4968 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY in conjunction with the Plastic Waters: from the Great Lakes to the Oceans exhibit.
The panel discussion will address the impacts of plastic debris found in the Great Lakes and potential solutions to this problem. Speakers will include:
Dr. Sherri Mason, Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences Program Coordinator at the State University of New York at Fredonia, whose ground-breaking research initially brought attention to the issue of micro-plastics in the lakes.
Brian Smith, Associate Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, has been actively in engaged in the proposed legislation to protect New York’s Great Lakes’ waters from plastic microbeads found in personal care products. Continue reading