Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination

Working to Protect Our Environment Since 1978

Member of the Michigan Environmental Council, Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health, and EarthShare of Michigan

Our Mission

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.


Crew members being signed up now!

Volunteer at Wheatland Music Festival:
September 5-7, 2014
by Connie Beauvais, CACC Secretary

CACC has been cooking food for “Wheaties” for many years! It’s our largest fundraiser of the year!
It’s never too early to sign up to help in CACC’s kitchen at Wheatland. We are looking for happy, energetic
kitchen help for six hour shifts. If you enjoy playing in
the kitchen with a fun group of fine folks, this is the job
for you!

Help is needed to serve food with a smile, shuck corn, crack eggs, cook and bake, wash dishes and clean
up. You’ll have plenty of fun and help to preserve Mother Earth at the same time.

If you volunteer, CACC will provide 50% off food all weekend (CACC kitchen only) and a free meal during your shift.
We will reimburse you $50 off the price of an adult ticket; $15 goes to CACC
to protect the Great Lakes. To volunteer or find out
more, contact Kathy Snooks at snooks@ironbay.net or906-249-1020. Ticket pricing through CACC is $65/$45
senior (60+) and $20 for Sunday only.

Note: To sign up for CACC's Kitchen, sign up only through Kathy Snooks (or CACC's Crew Chiefs) - contact info is posted above.
For more information on the 2014 Wheatland Music Festival line-up, see: http://www.wheatlandmusic.org/2014-festival-performers/


A Mixed Victory en route to stopping Air Pollution


Public Hearings Re-Open September 9, 2014 for a proposed Canadian deep underground nuclear dump. You must register by June 23, 2014 to testify.


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

one panel
Artist: Sharon Agee, Photo by Gary Michaels.

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.


Contact Information

Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination
8735 Maple Grove Road
Lake, MI 48632-9511

Phone: 989-544-3318

Please be aware that the CACC office is not regularly staffed. Please address any urgent or emergency concerns to the board member nearest you, or our Chairperson from the board page.

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.