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  • Peter Kobs
    commented 2024-06-04 15:26:31 -0400
    NEWSPAPER REPORTER REQUEST — This is Peter Kobs, a reporter for the Traverse City Record-Eagle. At a recent meeting here in April, your leaders said that MiCAN was planning to file A NEW LAWSUIT against Enbridge regarding the tunnel project in early or mid-May of this year. I haven’t seen any news about that new lawsuit and I’m wondering: A) Did you file it? B) Is there some delay? C) What did I miss?


    I’d appreciate a rapid response to the above questions. Many thanks! — Peter Kobs
  • Annemarie Mannion
    commented 2024-05-03 11:17:17 -0400
    HI, I am a writer for Engineering News Record about Enbridge retaining a joint venture partnership between Barnard Construction Company, Inc. (Barnard) and Civil and Building North America, Inc. (CBNA), to lead construction of the Great Lakes Tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac. I’d like to speak to you about this project? Do you oppose it and why? I AM WORKING ON THIS STORY FOR TODAY SO PLEASE REPLY ASAP.
  • Rich Reichenbach
    commented 2024-03-25 12:19:57 -0400
    We can’t provide affordable housing and we are wasting valuable resources on attempting to affect climate worldwide. China is building 2coal fired power plants per week. You have lost the ability to understand basic science. It is not settled science, the loudest voice does not insure validity.
  • Dr. Missy Howse-Kurtz
    commented 2024-03-04 12:43:36 -0500
    Hi! Denise Keele came to talk with us Feb. 18 at People’s Church in Kalamazoo. She showed a stat about folks who “believe” climate change is human caused, and I was encouraged to see how few folks disagreed with the statement. Is there a way to share the slide with me, or the percentages/where the data is located? Thanks, in advance, if it is possible. I’m excited to get involved and learn more.
  • Olga Schmidt
    commented 2023-10-22 17:35:30 -0400
    Dear friends at MI Climate Action Network, we, volunteers of Creative Society, would like to present a climate presentation for everyone interested to learn more about progression of events that are happening and share our independent research of 27 years and public data and what it all means for us here in Michigan, USA and the world. The presentation can be conducted on site or we can do it via zoom. Please email us at [email protected] to chat more about organization of it.
  • Tom Hackley
    commented 2023-10-01 16:48:09 -0400
    there’s a problem with the environmental justice sign on page – it wouldn’t take my country info (United States), and wouldn’t allow me to sign.
  • David Gurk
    commented 2023-09-28 16:38:32 -0400
    Hello,


    I’m the chair of Washtenaw Climate Reality, the local chapter of the Climate Reality Project. We are holding a virtual Climate Action Party on Monday, October 2 at 7 PM. We will be sending messages to Michigan state legislators and to media oiutlets encouraging them to support the bills that are part of the Michigan Clean Energy Future package. We would love to have the MiCAN as a sponsoring party to the event. We would just need your OK and a copy of your logo and we would add it to the invitation. More importantly, though, we would like for the event to be publicized among MiCAN’s followers in whatever way you typically publicize these kinds of things. I will link you to the event below:


    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-action-party-rise-up-michigan-tickets-725482817637?aff=oddtdtcreator


    I hope this event is one you’d be happy to co-sponsor, and I hope we’ll see a lot of your followers at the party on Monday!


    Thank you,

    David Gurk

    Chair, Washtenaw Climate Reality
  • Greg Pawlica
    commented 2023-09-21 11:10:07 -0400
    Please add the City of Ferndale to your list of communities leading on Climate

    https://ferndalemi.gov/resources/community-plans

    https://ferndalemi.gov/resources/sustainability-initiatives
  • Daniel Marbury
    commented 2023-09-15 13:56:19 -0400
    I wanted to inform your network audiences that Crosshatch (www.crosshatch.org) is wrapping up a “Carbon Farming and Forestry Cohort” experience that involved 9 Northern Michigan Landowners with a presentation to the community in Traverse City in just over a week. Could you please share within your MiCAN and other Climate and conservation networks in the region to invite folks to attend for some community Q&A and discussion?


    Additionally, we are hosting a farm tour that will spotlight some small farm experimentation in cover crop use next Friday Sept 22nd 6-8pm in Northern Charlevoix County, please share and encourage folks to register. https://www.crosshatch.org/events/2023/buckwheat-bees-bacon-and-barley


    Thanks,

    Daniel


    Farmer Perspectives on Carbon Smart Agriculture – Hosted by Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology

    https://www.crosshatch.org/events/2023/9/27/farmer-perspectives-on-carbon-smart-agriculture

    Wednesday, September 27, 2023 5:00 PM 6:00 PM

    The Alluvion 414 East Eighth Street Traverse City, MI, 49686 United States


    Register for Free – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farmer-perspectives-on-carbon-smart-agriculture-tickets-719396453157?aff=oddtdtcreator


    Local farmers are supporting one another to navigate the complexity, isolation, and analysis paralysis regarding what to do in the face of climate change-related weather and economic shocks. We invite you to join us to continue learning and discussing community and individual climate change adaptation strategies related to agricultural activities.


    Following a brief presentation, we will discuss promising practices and support resources for climate-smart farming and land management from backyard to business scale.


    Additionally, Please note and share:


    Crosshatch is accepting enrollment for the 2023 – 2024 Carbon Farming and Forestry Cohort (to begin in Fall 2023) https://www.crosshatch.org/carbon-farming. Please register by October 12th if you are seeking an opportunity to connect with other farmers, foresters, and land stewards for support in making decisions and taking action in the context of climate change-related complexity, isolation, and analysis paralysis. REGISTER HEREhttps://forms.gle/1xssi3bEcEZ4JBrG6


    To qualify, you must manage land for agricultural purposes (including forestry and conservation) in one of the following counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Misaukee, Otsego and Wexford.
  • Janice Arnett
    commented 2023-07-09 06:38:01 -0400
    I appreciate all you are doing, but my question is — where are you with regard to the Marshall megasite and the horrible damage being done there to the land, air, water, and future of the area? Hundreds of trees torn from the land, top soil stripped, asphalt and concrete being laid, wastewater ponds being dug and the precious, fragile Kalamazoo River beside it all.
  • Linda Sahn
    commented 2023-06-01 22:36:31 -0400
    I registered for the June 2 conference. I requested a link for virtual attendance but did not receive it. Please send it.
  • Bret Huntman
    commented 2023-05-27 07:41:42 -0400
    Hello, I am looking for ride sharing info. Can you direct me to a site or list? Thank you.
  • Terry D
    commented 2023-05-09 04:59:00 -0400
    Do you need help with graphic design – brochures, banners, flyers, advertisements, social media posts, logos etc?


    We charge a low fixed monthly fee. Let me know if you’re interested and would like to see our portfolio.
  • Asher Strayhorn
    commented 2023-04-13 14:59:41 -0400
    I would love to see more emphasis on trains. Such an important way to improve transportation for all and make it far less energy-intensive. Here is a good resource: https://www.hsrail.org/michigan/
  • Doreen Skardarasy
    commented 2023-03-17 13:49:42 -0400
    I tried to register myself and my partner for the Climate Action Summit. It has not taken me to a confirmation page. Please let me know if this registration went through, or if I should clear the form and start over. Thanks for your assistance. Doreen Skardarasy
  • Denise Keele
    followed this page 2023-03-02 13:00:49 -0500
  • Karen Carnahan
    commented 2023-02-28 14:37:57 -0500
    I was trying to reach your organization to extend an invitation to an event coming to SVSU Saginaw, April 11. Diversity Brings Strength for Climate Action will be the program featuring Bill McKibben and Angela Ardis. Please let me know what email I should use.
  • John Helge
    commented 2023-01-27 12:06:40 -0500
    Greetings from the organizers of the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Environmental Festival which will be held in Manistee, MI on Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22, 2023.


    We want to invite your organization to participate in the initial “Environmental Exposition” on Saturday April 22nd. You will be able to set up your information table/booth at 9AM and the Expo will open to the public at 10AM and run to 3PM that day. This will be a great opportunity for your organization to promote the great work you are doing in the Great Lakes Region to improve the overall quality of the environment.


    There will be no charge to participate in this Expo. We ask that you provide your own tables and limit your display area to no more than an 8’x10’ footprint. This venue will not have electricity available for all displays. If you would like to have a display location with electricity, we will assign those on a first come/first-served basis.


    We would also invite your organization to provide a subject matter expert speaker who will be featured for a 30–45-minute presentation on either Friday April 21st or Saturday April 22nd at the West Shore Community College campus on River Street in downtown Manistee. We see this as another great opportunity for your organization to promote your work in this region.


    I am sure that you would like to learn more about the Great Lakes Environmental Festival before you make any commitments. Please use these links to explore our efforts:


    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GR8FESTIVAL/

    • 2022 Festival News Video: https://www.9and10news.com/2022/04/22/great-lakes-environmental-festival-hosts-first-earth-day-event-in-manistee/


    Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.


    Please respond directly to me via email to confirm your intent to be a part of the 2023 Great Lakes Environmental Festival.
  • John Helge
    commented 2023-01-27 12:06:40 -0500
    Greetings from the organizers of the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Environmental Festival which will be held in Manistee, MI on Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22, 2023.


    We want to invite your organization to participate in the initial “Environmental Exposition” on Saturday April 22nd. You will be able to set up your information table/booth at 9AM and the Expo will open to the public at 10AM and run to 3PM that day. This will be a great opportunity for your organization to promote the great work you are doing in the Great Lakes Region to improve the overall quality of the environment.


    There will be no charge to participate in this Expo. We ask that you provide your own tables and limit your display area to no more than an 8’x10’ footprint. This venue will not have electricity available for all displays. If you would like to have a display location with electricity, we will assign those on a first come/first-served basis.


    We would also invite your organization to provide a subject matter expert speaker who will be featured for a 30–45-minute presentation on either Friday April 21st or Saturday April 22nd at the West Shore Community College campus on River Street in downtown Manistee. We see this as another great opportunity for your organization to promote your work in this region.


    I am sure that you would like to learn more about the Great Lakes Environmental Festival before you make any commitments. Please use these links to explore our efforts:


    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GR8FESTIVAL/

    • 2022 Festival News Video: https://www.9and10news.com/2022/04/22/great-lakes-environmental-festival-hosts-first-earth-day-event-in-manistee/


    Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information.


    Please respond directly to me via email to confirm your intent to be a part of the 2023 Great Lakes Environmental Festival.
  • Janice Means
    commented 2023-01-24 10:40:33 -0500
    Hello, I would like to know more about your group to decide if I would like to support you. I will first share a bit about me; I am Janice K. Means, PE, LEED AP, FASHRAE, FESD, LTU Professor Emerita. I am on the Board of Directors of the GLREA, and very active with ASHRAE (voting member of the technical committees related to climate change, solar and other renewables, and sustainable buildings. I am also the Chair of the ASHRAE TC 2.5 Climate Change committee responsible for updating the 2021 ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook Climate Change Chapter (co-author of the original). The 6th edition of the ASHRAE GreenGuide —Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings book will be out in February; I am a co-author and co-editor. Janice K. Means
  • Steve Mulder
    commented 2023-01-18 09:20:01 -0500
    Hi Friends: The Climate Witness Project’s advocacy arm (GRAAT) is developing our legislative priorities for the next 2 years. Have you guys at MCAN articulated your legislative agenda?


    Thanks!
  • Calvin Floyd
    commented 2023-01-08 13:25:40 -0500
    I am getting my chops up in the world of Michigan environmental policy and your podcast “Speaking of Resilience” has been an invaluable asset. I am so sad that there are no more episodes! I have now listened to every episode and am dying for more. I absolutely love Kate’s work and would love it if there were more episodes! I love all that you do- thank you!
  • Dwayne trip
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  • Dwayne Triplett jr
    commented 2022-11-18 03:15:59 -0500
    I’m currently in escanaba upper peninsula michigan enjoying the sights and planning my move in travel through ushud department housing. I would also like to collaborate with brand and also Sponsorship/influencer opportunities. Dwayne Triplett jr thank you
  • Robert Lippert
    commented 2022-11-05 10:06:59 -0400
    We need to get to Net Zero quickly, but we need to make sure our changes are scalable and affordable. Electrification is great, but is not scalable because we are already running out of cheap copper. This organization should look into other non-copper based renewable energies like Methanol Economy that use our existing liquid fuel infrastructure and can ramp up vast quantities of renewable energy without causing more infrastructure costs and inflation in our economy.


    We also need to make this a global activity. The US is already leading in renewable energy in the world. But it is the growth of fossil fuel energy usage in the 3rd world that is the problem with increased fossil fuel usage on this planet. Like the Panama Canal, we need to invest in growth of vast solar thermal renewable energy projects in Peru and Chile that have the unused land and the solar intensity to produce renewable energy cheaper than fossil fuel production.
  • Karina Prieto
    commented 2022-10-06 08:34:43 -0400
    Hello! My name is Karina Prieto and I am a Journalism student at MSU. I am currently working on a story for my JRN 200 class and I am wondering if there is anyone in your organization who would be available for a very quick phone interview.


    The story is about how the CEO of the clothing brand Patagonia donated the entire $3billion of the company to help fight climate change. If you are unfamiliar with this story, here is the original story link: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/patagonia-donates-its-entire-3-billion-estimated-worth-to-fighting-climate-change/


    This is not a super formal or pressing interview. It would maybe take 10 minutes. I reached out because I thought someone may be able to offer some valuable insight on the impact this could have on the world and our community and to even talk about how important climate change really is.


    (This story won’t be published anywhere. It is just an assignment for practice).


    I hope to hear back soon.


    Blessings,

    Karina Prieto

    [email protected]

    7144774368
  • Sara Snyder
    commented 2022-09-19 10:46:48 -0400
    My name is Sara Snyder, I am the Project Director of a new research study at the University of Michigan called MI-CARES. I want to share some information with you in hopes that we may be able to work together to spread the word about this project to the listeners and followers of Michigan Climate Action Network.


    The MI-CARES initiative is motivated by the history of toxic environmental exposures and injustice in Michigan such as PBB contamination in the 1970s, lead and Flint’s water crisis, the dioxane plume in Ann Arbor, urban oil refineries and industrial pollution in Detroit, and, more recently, widespread PFAS exposure. Michiganders deserve to know how these exposures are impacting their health.


    MI-CARES is a statewide research study based at the University of Michigan that seeks to uncover the impact of environmental exposures on our health. We aim to enroll at least 100,000 Michiganders (ages 25-44) primarily in areas identified as “hotspots” of environmental injustice, as well as throughout the whole state of Michigan. Results from this study will help improve Michiganders’ health and inform policy to reduce environmental injustice and hazardous exposures.


    Because your podcast aims to “connect and amplify individuals, communities, and organizations confronting the climate crisis in Michigan” we felt that your listeners would find interest in our work and might feel compelled to learn more. We respect the work of your team and would like to learn more about how you think we could work together in a way that is mutually beneficial.


    I look forward to hearing from someone on your team to discuss potential collaborations.
  • Charlie Weaver
    commented 2022-09-16 13:47:05 -0400
    N.M.E.A.C. (Norther Michigan Environmental Action Council) has recently formed a Climate Change Committee. We would like to have a MICAN representative join us.
  • Fight for the Huron Campaign
    commented 2022-09-13 16:24:20 -0400
    Hello environmentalist friends!


    As many of you know, the Huron river was recently poisoned by Tribar company. In late July, plant 5 overrode 460 waste treatment alarms in 3 hours as they dumped 8,000 gallons of 5% hexavalent chromium solution into the river. This toxic carcinogen is now poisoning our drinking water, food, and river ecosystem. Even before this event, Tribar has been routinely dumping toxins such as PFAS, lead, and cyanide into the Huron, thanks to dangerously relaxed waste permits and regulations.


    It’s time to call out Tribar for their irresponsibility and absolute disregard of safety. On Friday 23rd, students of the University of Michigan and members of the community will protest together outside of Tribar plant 5. We invite you all to stand with us. The plant is located at 48668 Alpha Drive in Wixom, and there is parking across the street. We will gather on the sidewalk around 12pm so the employees will see us during their lunch break.


    If possible, please let us know by the end of this week if you plan to come so we can estimate how many people will be gathered ([email protected]). Even if you cannot participate, please help us by spreading the word. We also encourage you to flood the company with complaints using phone calls, emails, and letters. Here is a document of contact information (https://cryptpad.fr/sheet/#/2/sheet/view/XszTIW4QNgqvPpg+LaFAwUy4EUFdGA77FF1j4INHe+U/). Tribar must be held accountable.


    -Fight for the Huron campaign
  • Tristan Brink
    commented 2022-09-08 18:42:07 -0400
    Hello,

    My name is Tristan Brink, I live in Brighton and I’m curious about potential job openings. I graduated from Washtenaw Community College last month with an Associate degree in Environmental Science. I’ve already looked into the Climate Action Network Communications Specialist position on your website, but I lack some of the qualifications. With that being said, I’d still like an opportunity to work for the organization, so I’m wondering if there are other positions in or around Washtenaw/Livingston County?

    Thanks and have a great day!

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