“Forty-seven years ago, on April 22, 1970, we celebrated the inaugural Earth Day, and the New York Times cover read: “Millions Join Earth Day Observances Across the Nation.” Closing in on five decades later, Earth Day is an international observance and global sustainability issues are constantly in the news,” Kirk Heinze says on Greening of the Great Lakes as he convenes his annual Earth Day panel discussion.
Joining Kirk to talk about the significance of Earth Day and several associated topics is a distinguished panel—three individuals who have devoted much of their lives to the environmental, social and economic sustainability of our planet.
Liesl Eichler Clark is principal and co-founder of 5 Lakes Energy, a policy consulting firm focused on clean energy and the environment, and president of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. Chris Kolb is president of the Michigan Environmental Council, a coalition of over 70 organizations across Michigan that concentrate on a number of key areas ranging from clean energy to environmental justice to wise land and water use. Saulius Mikalonis is a widely respected environmental attorney in the Bloomfield Hills office of Plunkett Cooney and a regular contributor to Crain’s Detroit Business as author of the “Environment and the Law” blog.