Chuck Dayton is an environmental lawyer who practiced in Minneapolis for 40 years, representing environmental groups as well as corporations. He led the fight in the 1970s to increase the Wilderness protection for the Boundary Waters Wilderness, and was named by the Minnesota Chapter of the Sierra Club as the Environmentalist of the Decade for that and other work.
Since his retirement from Leonard, Street and Deinard in 2003, he has worked as a volunteer at the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA), on energy and global warming issues.
In 2006, Mr. Dayton received the Distinguished Service award from the Minnesota State Bar Association, given once each year by the Environment and Natural Resources Section.
Mr. Dayton is a frequent speaker on Global Warming issues, to student, civic and church groups. He also works with Congregations Caring for Creation, a coalition of religious communities, to educate and organize on the global warming issue.