Thursday, March 12, 2020

We are disappointed to announce that the Summit has been canceled. On the announcement that cases of coronavirus were reported in Michigan, Gov. Whitmer has issued a state of emergency. 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.

WELCOME • 9:00 - 9:30 AM
Frank EttawageshikFrank Ettawageshik
Executive Director, United Tribes of Michigan and Technical Team of National Congress of American Indians Climate Action Task Force
Missy StultsMissy Stults
Sustainability and Innovations Manager, City of Ann Arbor, MI
Mayor Chris TaylorMayor Chris Taylor
City of Ann Arbor, MI
Kate MadiganKate Madigan
Director, Michigan Climate Action Network
KEYNOTE • 9:35 - 10:00 AM
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
PLENARY PANEL - Climate, Jobs, & Justice • 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Frank HoustonFrank Houston - Moderator
Regional Program Manager for Michigan, BlueGreen Alliance
Jim HarrisonJim Harrison
Senior National Representative, Utility Workers Union of America
Deitra CovingtonDeitra Covington
River Rouge Community Leader
Dennis DoughertyDennis Dougherty
Executive Director, Colorado AFL-CIO
PLENARY PANEL - Equitable Climate Solutions • 10:50 - 11:40 AM
Justin OnwenuJustin Onwenu - Moderator
Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice Organizer, Sierra Club
Stephan EdelStephan Edel
Coordinator, New York Renews Coalition
Theresa LandrumTheresa Landrum
Detroit Community Leader, Climate & Environmental Justice Activist
Megan HessMegan Hess
Rural Organizing Director, We the People Michigan

Shimekia NicholsShimekia Nichols
Lead Organizer and Communications Coordinator, Soulardarity

BREAKOUT SESSIONS ONE A: Cities Leading with Action • 1:00 - 1:50 PM • Rogel Ballroom
Shanna DraheimShanna Draheim - Moderator
Director of Policy Development, Michigan Municipal League
Mayor Melanie PianaMayor Melanie Piana
City of Ferndale, MI
Missy StultsMissy Stults
Sustainability and Innovations Manager, City of Ann Arbor, MI
Jenn HillJenn Hill
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Marquette, MI
Doug MatthewsDoug Matthews
Assistant City Manager, City of Grand Rapids, MI
Nishaat KilleenNishaat Killeen
Project Manager, Office of Sustainability, City of Detroit, MI
BREAKOUT SESSIONS ONE B: Youth Leaders of the Climate Movement • 1:00 - 1:50 PM • Pendleton Room
Catherine GartonCatherine Garton - Moderator
Student Leader, Citizens' Climate Lobby U-M Student Chapter
Devishi JhaDevishi Jha
Director of Partnerships, Zero Hour
Naina Agrawal-HardinNaina Agrawal-Hardin
Hub Coordinator for Sunrise Ann Arbor, Communications Manager for US Youth Climate Strike
Latia LeonardLatia Leonard
Co-Director, Youth Energy Squad, EcoWorks Detroit
Logan VearLogan Vear
Activist, Climate Action Movement at U-M
BREAK • 1:50 - 2:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS TWO A: Moving Forward Michigan Climate Policy • 2:00 - 2:50 PM • Rogel Ballroom
Nicholas OcchipintiNicholas Occhipinti - Moderator
Government Affairs Director, Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Tremaine PhillipsTremaine Phillips
Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission
Bali KumarBali Kumar
CEO, Lean & Green Michigan
Charlotte JamesonCharlotte Jameson
Program Director of Legislative Affairs, Energy and Drinking Water Policy, Michigan Environmental Council
BREAKOUT SESSIONS TWO B: Carbon-Free Transportation, Buildings, & More • 2:00 - 2:50 PM • Pendleton Room
Guy WilliamsGuy Williams - Moderator
President & CEO, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
Charles GriffithCharles Griffith
Director, Climate & Energy Program, Ecology Center
Dr. Brandy BrownDr. Brandy Brown
Climate and Clean Energy Advisor, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
Douglas JesterDouglas Jester
Partner, 5 Lakes Energy, Utility Regulation & Energy Policy Specialist
CLOSING REMARKS • 2:50 - 3:00 PM

Naina Agrawal-HardinNaina Agrawal-Hardin
Hub Coordinator for Sunrise Ann Arbor, Communications Manager for US Youth Climate Strike
RECEPTION • 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Kuenzel room (1st Floor)

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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