The Michigan Climate Action Network is working to slow our warming climate. The following MICAN campaigns form the core of our work:


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  • carlp
    commented 2021-08-18 17:11:34 -0400
    The most renewable energy source is nuclear. Using inexhaustible ocean dissolved uranium, or plentiful thorium.
    It’s the safest form of energy we have. Much more environmentally sensitive than the process of industrializing wildlands to make way for solar farms or wind turbines. Soon those will be converted into housing developments. Nuclear doesn’t use any substantial amount of land when it is built right. New Molten salt reactors don’t require a security perimeter because they cannot melt down, and they cannot be damaged by terrorism in any significant way.
    Our experience with nuclear is that it is safer than solar power. People fall off roofs installing solar power. And no one was harmed in making nuclear power, in the Western world, ever.
  • Jacob Ermete
    commented 2018-12-31 05:21:44 -0500
    These are great campaigns! The most glaring thing missing from this list is the effort to make our cities nearly free of automobile dependency, an enormous problem in Michigan. The reason this is equally important as a campaign (long story short), is that while recycling and clean energy are sustainable models, reducing and reusing uses less energy and resources than the former methods. Going to 100% electric transportation still leaves 3.2 million vehicles all traveling 99 billion ( miles annually on the road in Michigan.

    Where as a sound investment in walkable cities, and a strong public transport could reduce this significantly. For example, the differences in needs of transport between Stuttgart, Germany and the Washington D.C. region paint a picture of how walkable infrastructure and reliable public transit reduce the number of trips needed in each region. Essentially: “the two most car-dependent suburbs of Stuttgart (Nürtingen and Geislingen) have shares of all trips by car roughly equivalent to the two least car-dependent suburbs of D.C. (Arlington and Alexandria): roughly 70 to 75 percent in each place.” (

    I’m interested in how these campaigns were chosen, and if a movement to become less auto-dependent could become one of these. I have many other thoughts on why auto-dependency is a problem, but it’s environmental impact is definitely one of them.


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