accessible_resources.jpgHave a comment, question or suggestion about our mission or this website? Need to get in touch with us for some other reason? Let us know what's on your mind.

You can send us mail at:

Michigan Climate Action Network
c/o Michigan Environmental Council
602 W Ionia St.
Lansing, MI 48933

Or even better, send us a note using the form below. Thanks for your patience to allow time for a MiCAN volunteer to get back with you.

Leave feedback


Showing 55 reactions

  • Dixon Dudderar
    commented 2019-04-16 16:10:16 -0400
    Are you guys following this project? NIMBYs might cause it to fail?

    http://www.summitlakewind.com/about-the-project/project-summary/

    https://savethehuronmountains.org/contact/
  • Charles Carpenter
    commented 2019-03-22 13:54:37 -0400
    Greetings,


    The League of Women Voters – Oakland Area is hosting an event that may be of interest to your members. We would be glad to welcome all. If possible, please promote this event on your website, facebook page, newsletter or other means.


    Below is some more information. Thank you for your consideration.


    Charlie Carpenter

    LWV-OA Program Committee


    Oil and Water Don’t Mix

    Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 to 8:30 PM

    Bloomfield Township Public Library

    1099 Lone Pine Rd (at Telegraph Rd), Bloomfield Township


    The League of Women Voters – Oakland Area will host Sean McBrearty, Coordinator, Oil and Water Don’t Mix. The event will be held at the Bloomfield Township Library Auditorium from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.


    Sean will speak about environmental concerns relating to the Enbridge Oil Company Line 5, the 655-mile-long pipeline which carries synthetic crude oil through Michigan. Of special concern is the damaged pipeline which has been submerged in the Straits of Mackinac since 1953 and is still in use today.


    Sean will also update the audience about the status of Governor Whitmer’s January 2, 2019 directive to Attorney General Nessel to investigate legislation passed during the lame duck session following the November election. The Governor’s directive authorizes investigation into whether the legislation, which approved construction of a Line 5 Tunnel under the Straits, complies with the state constitution.


    Finally, Sean will talk with the group about newly created volunteer opportunities with Clean Water Action in Oakland County.
  • Deb Mike
    commented 2019-03-21 14:57:43 -0400
    What volunteer opportunities are there for MiCAN or other climate change action organizations in Ann Arbor?
  • Ron Tschudy
    commented 2019-03-18 17:19:42 -0400
    I am using the three-minute public comments portion of our Antrim County Commissioners monthly meetings to say various things to them about climate change. My first brief comments asked them to consider themselves — in every action they take — part of the solution rather than just bystanders in this challenge, truly an all-hands-on-deck situation. They meet twice a month, and I plan to address them at least once a month. I believe either by their rules of procedure or just tradition, they do not immediately respond. If they are motivated to act, there are things a county commission can do vis-a-vis climate change.If you think this is a good idea to do in other counties, even if you do not have an in-county organization that can do this, you can probably find in most (many?) counties (and cities?) an individual who is as concerned as I am, willing to do a little research (you could probably help there), and willing to stick his/her neck out slightly. All they (we) need to be is informative, reasonably articulate, and persistent. By the way, it looks like our local newspaper (The Antrim Review) is going to publish my comments as letters-to-the-editor. What do you think?
  • Nicolas Bello
    commented 2019-03-17 01:20:06 -0400
    I really want to volunteer for this, I was think on maybe do something like get some flyers and go to a mall and explain to people about climate change, because they don’t really know how bad the climate change is being right now. Also let them know what changes, like easy and changes that they might be able to do on their daily life to help.
  • Rebekah Sale
    commented 2019-03-14 17:23:10 -0400
    I am writing to encourage all Michiganders to contact Senator Stabenow (email Debbie: https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/contact) to ask her to support new amendments to the Natural Gas Act that will help landowners facing pipelines.


    These simple and reasonable amendments would make the FERC process fairer for landowners by addressing things like notice, conditioned certificates and property appraisals used for eminent domain condemnation.


    Please contact me to get a copy of the amendments or go to https://www.abralliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Libertarian-group-eyes-eminent-domain-reform-on-Capitol-Hill-EE-News-Energywire-2-14-18.pdf for more information about the amendments written by our friends at the Libertarian Niskanen Center (who, unlike conservatives captured by the oil and gas industry, are willing to stand up for property rights). Their lobbyist is meeting with Senator Stabenow shortly so time is of the essence.


    I am happy to jump on the phone to explain more and would love it if you could help spread the message or lead me to others in Michigan whom I can contact. We are based in NY and have members all over the country (OR, PA, VA, NJ, GA, SC, TX) fighting pipelines but no one in Michigan.


    I would deeply appreciate any help you could give and am happy to offer the same to you and your state when needed.


    In solidarity,


    Rebekah


    Rebekah Sale

    PastedGraphic-1.pdf


    Executive Director

    Property Rights and Pipeline Center

    PropertyRightsandPipelineCenter.org

    O: 212-378-4099 C: 917-940-5421
  • Sarah
    commented 2019-03-14 00:46:36 -0400
    Hey I am trying to create a protest in Oakland County for the March 15th global climate strike and I need some help. I was hoping to host it at my university, but do not know how to get started.
  • Daniel Valley
    commented 2019-03-07 09:08:40 -0500
    Just for your information. Cadillac is having a Earth Day Activity on Sunday April 28th Time 1:00 – 4:00 hopefully in the new farmers market pavilion. We are trying to focus renewable energy and sustainability.
  • Jacci Storey
    commented 2019-02-27 17:03:36 -0500
    My students are creating a documentary on how humans interact with the environment. Is there a way to have a speaker come to my classroom so they could interview them for their project by chance? or do you have ideas on how I could have my students communicate with environmentalists? Thank you in advance.
  • Rachel Duckett
    commented 2019-02-19 20:06:06 -0500
    Hi!

    I’m a student writer at the Washtenaw Voice, a student run newspaper at Washtenaw Community College in Ypsilanti, Michigan.


    I’m currently writing an article about the extreme cold we’ve experienced this winter, and how it is a result of climate change. I was hoping I could get in contact with someone this week from your organization to talk about the various effects of climate change that we’re already seeing, and what we can expect to see in the future.


    Hope to hear from you soon,

    Rachel Duckett
  • Bob Kleinheksel
    commented 2019-02-18 10:31:20 -0500
  • Lisa Pasbjerg
    commented 2019-02-12 11:13:17 -0500
    I live in Flint, and want to get Flint more involved in preparing for climate change, especially as it rebuilds. Is there an organization specifically in Flint already working on this? If not, what can I do to get started? I have been doing a lot of research on transition cities around the world, and think there is some great data on creating transition cities in Michigan…
  • Jane Lean
    commented 2019-01-30 13:31:14 -0500
    Is LCV a member of your network?
  • Zada Harris
    followed this page 2019-01-28 11:28:51 -0500
  • Sarah Slinkman
    commented 2019-01-26 11:14:14 -0500
    Hello! I tried to purchase a ticket for the summit but I may have made a donation instead. I received an email confirmation for a ticket so I just want to be sure that I did indeed purchase a ticket and was hoping you could check that out for me.

    Thank you,

    Sarah Slinkman
  • Kathryn Barnett
    @angelkathrynj tweeted link to this page. 2019-01-25 08:16:19 -0500
  • Kathryn Barnett
    commented 2019-01-25 08:16:13 -0500
  • Paul Vial
    commented 2019-01-15 08:58:14 -0500
    If Michiganders want to fight climate change, fix the damn roads, and still have money for schools we need to increase the gas tax.

    At 409 parts million of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere, our available time to reduce it and other greenhouse gas emissions, before unimaginable environmental and economic consequences ensue, is quickly being lost. Our public policy must be shaped in this context. We are at war and sacrifices must be made to win.

    Reasons for increasing Michigan’s gasoline and diesel tax also go beyond reducing CO2 emissions. This year the state will appropriate $150 million of income tax revenue to the Michigan Transportation Fund, in 2020 this appropriation increases to $325 million and in 2021 it increases to $600 million. These dollars are for road agencies only and not public transportation agencies. These are income tax revenue dollars that could and should be funding education and clean water infrastructure.

    At Michigan’s 2018 transportation fuel consumption quantity, a 5.9 cent per gallon increase in gasoline and diesel tax would raise $325 million and a 10.9 increase would raise $600 million. This transportation fuel tax increase is needed to facilitate greater fuel efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, pay for roads and subsidize public transportation (9% of the fuel tax is for public transportation agencies as stipulated in Michigan’s constitution).
  • Ezekiel Kooyer
    commented 2019-01-04 20:53:24 -0500
    Hello, I am a recent Political Science graduate (December 2018) from Calvin College. Throughout college, my interest has always been in clean energy and climate science. In fact, for my 251 political research class, I studied states with renewable portfolio standards and found a correlation between different policies and solar energy cost. Just reaching out to see if you had any internships or entry-level positions available in Michigan. Thank you for your time – what you guys are doing is great! Zeke.
  • Paul Vial
    commented 2018-12-19 11:38:31 -0500
    Second try worked, I’m registered for the summit. Who is coming from the Detroit area and would like to car pool?
  • Paul Vial
    commented 2018-12-19 11:12:40 -0500
    I could not submit the form to register for the Michigan Climate Action Summit, all fields were complete. Can you identify a reason as to why I could not submit?
  • Sehvilla Mann
    commented 2018-11-29 15:00:55 -0500
    Hi MICAN,


    I’m a reporter with WMUK public radio in Kalamazoo. We recently asked our listeners to send us their questions on climate change and we got many thoughtful responses. The first one we’re taking up is, “What are the primary sources of greenhouse gases in our region?” The region in this case being Southwest Michigan, approximately Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Branch counties. They also had a second question: what can be done to reduce these emissions?


    Do you have someone at your organization who could help us explore and answer these questions? I’ve done some research and have a theory of what our largest sources of greenhouse gases in the region are, but I’d like to hear from an expert and also learn more about what we can do to get rid of those emissions.


    I would need to talk to someone by the end of next week (the 7th) to meet my deadline. Should take more than 20 minutes of their time.


    Thanks for your consideration!


    Best wishes,


    Sehvilla Mann

    News Producer

    WMUK 102.1 FM
  • Nick Schroeder
    commented 2018-11-24 11:34:51 -0500
    I’ll plow this plowed ground and beat this dead horse yet some more. Maybe somebody will step up and ‘splain scientifically how/why I’ve got it wrong – or not.


    Radiative Green House Effect theory (TFK_bams09):


    1) 288 K – 255 K = 33 C warmer with atmosphere, RGHE’s only reason to even exist – rubbish. (simple observation & Nikolov & Kramm)

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6465958633963347968

    But how, exactly is that supposed to work?


    2) There is a 333 W/m^2 up/down/”back” energy loop consisting of the 0.04% GHG’s that absorbs/”traps”/re-emits per QED simultaneously warming BOTH the atmosphere and the surface. – Good trick, too bad it’s not real, thermodynamic nonsense.

    And where does this magical GHG energy loop first get that energy?


    3) From the 16 C/289 K/396 W/m^2 S-B 1.0 ε ideal theoretical BB radiation upwelling from the surface. – which due to the non-radiative heat transfer participation of the atmospheric molecules is simply not possible.


    No BB upwelling & no GHG energy loop & no 33 C warmer means no RGHE theory & no CO2 warming & no man caused climate change.


    Got science? Bring it!!


    Nick Schroeder, BSME CU ‘78, CO PE 22774


    Experiments in the classical style:

    https://principia-scientific.org/debunking-the-greenhouse-gas-theory-with-a-boiling-water-pot/


    No 33 C and K-T

    https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6466699347852611584
  • Wendy Berg
    commented 2018-11-07 16:20:17 -0500
  • Jesse Szarowicz
    commented 2018-10-01 14:49:17 -0400
    Good afternoon,


    My name is Jesse Szarowicz, and I’m with Lyman Briggs College of Science within Michigan State University. I am conducting a study on environmental groups in Michigan, specifically on how they frame their message in order to gain public support via funding or legislative activity. I was wondering if you could take the time to answer some questions to help assist me in the study. I have numbered the questions and put them in the body of this email. If you could take the time and answer them to the best of your ability as soon as possible that would be wonderful. All responses will be kept anonymous, so no need to worry about that. If there are any questions you feel you are unwilling or unable to answer please just let me know, but I ask you answer what you can— any data is helpful.



    Here are the questions:



    1) What part or parts of the Michigan ecosystem is your group primarily focused on protecting?


    2) Why do you think it is important to protect this part of the ecosystem? What would be the potential fallout if this part of the ecosystem failed to be conserved?


    3)How are you funded?


    4) What types of activities/Events/etc. do you host to promote your cause? In what ways to you interact with the public?


    5)Have you seen an increase, decrease, or steady level of funding and/or legislation (not necessarily successful) in the past 5 years?


    6)How do you market your mission to the public in order to gain support? How do you convince people to support your cause? Why should people care about your cause?


    7)Are you, or have your ever been, involved with legislation (not necessarily successful legislation) at any level of government?


    8) What kind of fields do your staff come from? Are they scientists? Volunteers? Activists? etc.


    9)What are your organization’s goals for the next few years?





    Thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you for your participation, I appreciate it very much. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me via email or phone.



    Best,



    Jesse Szarowicz

    Lyman Briggs College


    Michigan State University

    szarowi3@msu.edu

    (616) 283-5817
  • Newaygo County Climate March Wagoner
    commented 2018-08-20 15:55:25 -0400
    Newaygo County is having a People’s Climate March on Saturday, September 8 from 11am – 1pm. We would love to have someone from MICAN speak – we are seeking speakers for just 5-7 minutes before and after our march. Please let me know if there is someone with whom I can speak about this. Also, how do I post our event on the website? I have created a log in. We are hoping this march will spur a citizens and environmental organization coalition in our county to increase awareness, inform the community and encourage action for care and sustainability. Thank you!
  • Jaideep Visave
    commented 2018-08-08 15:54:20 -0400
    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am having 7 years of work experience in India where I managed the DRR/CCA centre at district level and 2 years in Italy, in Disaster risk reduction/CCA area. I would like to be a volunteer to MICAN in program management or research projects. I want my knowledge to be utilised at international level with sharp mind.

    Waiting for your reply.

    Yours Sincerely,
  • Susan Patricia steig
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-02-07 12:08:36 -0500
    Thank you for help with the livestream!!!
  • Susan Patricia steig
    @SteigSusan tweeted link to this page. 2018-02-07 12:08:29 -0500
  • Donald Zepeda
    commented 2018-01-23 21:48:38 -0500
    Oops. I see the Lansing Climate Action events now. Apologies about that. I’m still trying to do what I can to flesh out that list more, though. Tomorrow Lansing for Revolution has this—

    facebook.com/events/141970289931657 . Jan 26 the Sierra Club has this— facebook.com/events/398774547243782 . To get the kind of climate policy we need to minimize damages, we’ll need a movement of significant size and stature. These events should be useful for achieving that end.

YOU CAN HELP NOW

Add your voice to those in
Michigan working for a stable climate

Get updates