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2020 Michigan Climate Action Summit

273 people are attending


Thursday, March 12, 2020


Michigan Union
530 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States


Kate Madigan

(517) 201-2568

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Use a public lot or street parking.

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that Thursday's Michigan Climate Action Summit, at the University of Michigan Union in Ann Arbor, has been canceled.

Gov. Whitmer issued a coronavirus state of emergency, and public health officials are recommending that large events like ours be canceled. We are looking into options to reschedule and will be in touch. So sorry for the inconvenience, but thanks for your understanding in the interest of public health.

Get motivated to act on climate through inspiring speeches and strong plenary panels. Then, roll up your sleeves to dive deep in engaging breakout sessions.

Summit Schedule

Gov. Whitmer will be the Keynote speaker at this year's conference! We are also honored that tribal leader Frank Ettawageshik and Ann Arbor Mayor Chris Taylor will be kicking off the summit. Stephen Edel will be joining us from New York to share how the NY Renews coalition passed the strongest climate and equity policy in the country. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

2020 Keynote Speaker

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Frank EttawageshikFrank Ettawageshik, Executive Director of the United Tribes of Michigan Dr. Brandy BrownDr. Brandy Brown, Climate and Clean Energy Advisor for MI Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Mayor Chris TaylorChris Taylor, Mayor of Ann Arbor Stephan EdelStephan Edel, Coalition Coordinator for New York Renews Coalition

Check out the rest of our lineup and schedule here!

The Summit will bring together the general public, climate advocates & scientists, activists, and policymakers in order to move Michigan toward just and rapid action to address the climate crisis.

Let's make equitable climate action a top priority for the Whitmer administration and set a bold agenda for Michigan's leaders to make the state of Michigan a leader on climate justice!

Carpool to the Summit

In addition to a day filled with inspiration and action, tickets include a delicious plant-based lunch and an after-Summit reception with a cash bar. 

The event is currently sold out. If you would like to come, please sign up for the Summit Waitlist should tickets become available. In the meantime, RSVP to attend the next big thing: The Michigan Clean Energy Conference.

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There are only 13 tickets left!

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$40.00 General Admission Ticket
$15.00 Student Ticket

Thanks to our Summit Sponsors for making this event possible

Presenting Sponsors

Groundwork Center
The Wege Foundation
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
City of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Michigan Environmental Council
Ecology Center
Harvest Solar
Fastest Path to Zero at U-M

Event Sponsors

Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Michigan Energy Options
National Wildlife Federation
University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
Washtenaw County, Michigan
Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
BlueGreen Alliance
Environmental Law & Policy Center
Porter Family Foundation
Elevate Energy
Michigan Interfaith Power & Light
Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
Kolkulations LLC
Climate Stick
Citizens' Climate Lobby
The Climate Reality Project: Washtenaw County, MI Chapter
Moms Clean Air Force
North by Nature Landscapes
Peace Education Center
Sue Shink
Western Michigan University Climate Change Working Group
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University
Fair & Transparent Elections Research & Education Fund
Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition
Michelle Deatrick
Ban Michigan Fracking
Michigan Clean Energy Conference
Oil & Water Don't Mix
Cherry Republic


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