CanDo! Meeting to Focus on the Environment

Each month, Charlotte Networking for Development and Opportunity (CanDo!) explores one of the 7 Elements of a Healthy Community. Recognizing that a healthy community requires a healthy environment, CanDo!’s August 22 gathering will focus on this element.

“It seems as though every week the news media report about a new environmental issue somewhere in the world,” said CanDo! chairman Gregg Guetschow. “This program is intended to bring attention to these concerns a little closer to home.”

The August program will be presented by J.P. Buckingham, Chief Operating Officer and Principal Geologist with Triterra, a professional environmental consulting firm in Lansing. J.P. was raised and continues to live on his family’s farm in Eaton Rapids. He has more than 19 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry and environmental consulting.

J.P’s presentation will provide a history and overview of the State’s involvement in environmental issues. He will also provide information about emerging contaminant issues such as PFAS that have been the subject of recent reports in other Michigan communities.

“We hope this program will spur residents to ask what they can do to preserve and enhance the local environment for future generations,” Guetschow said.

The August 22 CanDo! session will be held at the Charlotte Community Library, 226 S. Bostwick Street, beginning at 7:00 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided free of charge.