Watch the recording of the Digital Summit that took place on May 5, 2020!
Michigan Climate Action DIGITAL Summit
How Michigan Can Lead on Climate and Justice in the Time of a Pandemic
Thanks to our Speakers
Kate Madigan, Director of the Michigan Climate Action Network is the Digital Summit moderator. Kate is also Clean Energy Director at Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities.
Maggie Thomas, former Advisor to Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Warren and co-author of the Evergreen Action Plan, a roadmap for Congress and the next President to curb the economic crisis with equitable solutions to the climate crisis.
Frank Houston, Regional Director, BlueGreen Alliance talked about BGA's priorities in the COVID emergency to protect workers and bolster our economy. Also, their solidarity for a climate action plan, protecting the vote, and supporting renewable energy jobs.
Regina Strong, Environmental Justice Public Advocate with Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). She is the former Michigan Director for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign and brings an extensive background in advocacy and public affairs to her role at EGLE.
Thanks to all who gave updates!
- Justin Onwenu - Environmental Justice Organizer at Sierra Club
Missy Stults - Sustainability and innovations Manager for City of Ann Arbor
Naina Agrawal-Hardin - Hub Coordinator at Sunrise Ann Arbor
Bentley Johnson - Senior Partnerships Manager at Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Charlotte Jameson - Program Director of Legislative Affairs, energy & drinking water policy at Michigan Environmental Council
Briana DuBuose - Director of Strategic Community Initiatives at EcoWorks
Dan Worth - Energy Program Director at the Groundwork Center
Bill Wood - Executive Director at West Michigan Environmental Action Council
Sean McBrearty - Clean Water Action and Coordinator of Oil & Water Don't Mix, Line 5 update
Aaron Ferguson - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Todd Allen, - Fastest Path to Zero at U of M
Charles Griffith - Director of Climate & Energy Program at Ecology Center
Pat Race - Climate Stick Project
Jane Vogel - U of M Voices for Carbon Neutrality
David Hast - Grand Rapids Climate Action
- Elizabeth Hammel-Hauptman - Moms Clean Air Force
Slides from the Summit
Maggie Thomas - Evergreen Action Plan (no slides, but check out the plan here)
Regina Strong's Slideshow - Environmental Justice Public Advocate with Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
Summit Chat Log with great links and some contact info
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