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  • Ken Haddad
    commented 2021-06-15 16:00:16 -0400
    WDIV — Hi, I’m with WDIV — would love to talk to someone about featuring this group in our climate newsletter.
  • Emmy Schneider-Green
    followed this page 2021-06-14 18:22:38 -0400
  • Mary Ann Renz
    commented 2021-06-07 14:52:41 -0400
    It is really a shame that there is a half hour overlap between the national Citizens’ Climate Lobby conference on Saturday and the just announced Environmental Justice workshop. I would love to attend both. My primary commitment is to CCL. Will it be easy to leave the workshop early?
  • Elizabeth Seiler
    commented 2021-05-13 10:48:37 -0400
    Is there a senior ticket rate for 2021 Summit?
  • carlp
    commented 2021-05-10 13:14:46 -0400
    I’m would like to make another more substantial donation. But I’m a bit queered out by your anti-nuclear stance. That is so 1985.

    100% Renewable energy is a scam put on by the Frack Gas industry, that funds Stanford’s Precourt Energy institute (look it up!) and spends $1 billion per year on PR for RE. The oil majors push RE for a reason— it is half natural (frack) gas by the time it reaches a customer. Because of intermittency getting filled in by the “reliable” toxic greenhouse gas business.

    That’s why 100% clean energy is the right goal.

    To get there we need some new design nuclear power.

    It is also stupid to shut down existing nuclear but it won’t matter as much after new designs are running.

    We should not be arguing about the 1980’s designs for nuclear. There is lots of stuff we can do after half a century of tech. See, ThorCon Energy, Terrapower, ARC Nuclear, New brunswick, Elysium, UltraSafe Nuclear,

    And for waste storage.

    20 years from now, all those wind farms will be converted to more valuable real estate. No one will still want them in their backyards anymore.

    China is going to build MSR nuclear reactors, clean and safe and cheap, and if the USA doesn’t… we will buy them from China.

    But is nuclear safe?
  • William Clark
    commented 2021-05-08 10:20:16 -0400
    I thought you might be interested in my book due out soon from Dorrance, “1001 Energy Tips.” It has hundreds of no-cost energy-saving ideas, and the remainder are low-cost projects – at home, at work, in your lifestyle, and on the road. There are also “Future Tech!” ideas at the end of each section to develop better technologies and, overall, to make substantial progress on combating climate change. You can download the final galley proofs at:


    BTU Bill” Clark, P.E.


    1001 Energy Tips

    Dorrance Publishing

    Pages: 340

    Price: $22.00

    ISBN: 978-1-6376-4117-0

    Back Cover

    In the modern, high-tech world, it’s easy to become immersed with technology and the promise to change one’s lifestyles. In 1001 Energy Tips: Save Energy, Save Money – Save Planet Earth, “BTU Bill” Clark compiles simple, easy ways to save energy at home, at work, on the road, and in every aspect of daily life. Accompanied by scientific explanations, the energy-saving tips leave readers with a lot to think about, and even to possibly implement in their lives.

    About the Author

    “BTU Bill” Clark is a licensed Professional Engineer. His energy tips began with a spot on a local AM station. He has published two textbooks with McGraw-Hill, Retrofitting for Energy Conservation and Electrical Design Guide for Commercial Buildings, and numerous tech papers.
  • Doris Johnson
    commented 2021-04-28 16:52:01 -0400
    AIR MONITORING – your Environmental Protection Department should perform air monitoring in your communities. I hope you are the one who spoke at The White House EJAC.
  • Rich Vanderveen
    commented 2021-04-21 13:20:02 -0400
    Great work!

    Strategic & timely!
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  • Elaine Fischhoff
    commented 2021-04-08 13:12:32 -0400
  • Nicole Kemeny
    commented 2021-03-25 14:55:04 -0400

    You have a typo in the t-shirt section, it says Patagoina instead of Patagonia. Your website is beautiful, and your org has a very impressive list of members. I pretend I still live in Okemos when I sign your stuff. I’m now president of 350 Silicon Valley. Thanks for your good work.
  • Tim Joseph
    commented 2021-03-12 08:14:08 -0500
    In a post on Facebook you refer to a 1% cap on rooftop solar in Michigan, but you do not explain at all what it is. There certainly is no law that says only 1% of homeowners can install solar collectors. Does it have to do with net metering, or what? You really need to explain this better when you post something like this and ask people to sign a petition. I did not sign it because it was so unclear to me what you are talking about. (My household makes all the electricity we use from solar, so please don’t misunderstand my sympathies here.)
  • Jamie Simmons
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  • Christian Yonkers
    commented 2021-02-06 20:41:29 -0500
    Hello, MCAN!

    My name is Christian. I’m a freelance videographer working on a documentary exploring the impacts of climate change in Michigan. I am looking for contacts in the climate action space who could advise me of the important topics and issues I should cover in this film. Are there individuals within the MCAN network you could connect me with to point me in the right direction? If anyone reading has leads or would like to contribute, please let me know!
  • Kama Ross
    commented 2021-02-02 11:34:41 -0500
    I am part of a recent group of natural resource professionals promoting biochar as a local soil amendment. I serve as the District Forester for the Leelanau, Benzie and Grand Traverse Conservation Districts and the others on the new team are looking for collaboration with other local environmental groups interested in local responses and action to mitigate the stressors of climate change for the ag community and forest landowners. We wondered if we could connect with your group and share our thoughts on using waste from our forests and orchards to produce biochar as a great way to improve our sustainable practices.
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  • Darryl Gibson
    commented 2021-01-23 14:52:54 -0500
    Hello, the Muskegon Green Party is seeking speakers for our “2021 Speaker Series.” The people in our commumities would be directly benefitted by any information shared by your organization. Let us know if this is of interest to your group. We currently have openings for April and May.
  • Valerie Kennings
    commented 2020-12-16 10:31:56 -0500
    I am the CFO at United Way of Washtenaw County, MI, and have a donor that would like to send you funding. A search of Guidestar and the IRS nonprofit search tool does not return any information regarding your tax exempt status. Please forward me your tax exempt status notification that includes your tax i.d. so I can process this funding.
  • Brandi Crawford-Johnson
    commented 2020-11-30 16:19:27 -0500
    My name is Brandi Crawford-Johnson and I’m fighting for environmental justice for my community in Kalamazoo. One of our polluters, Graphic Packaging International is being allowed to expand next to our fence line community despite hundreds of air complaints. The city is cutting down 721 trees for this polluter. EGLE approved a permit for them to increase their greenhouse emissions by 221%. This will affect all Michiganders. We must fight against this!
  • Jane Goodson
    commented 2020-10-31 09:18:04 -0400
    Hey you all at MCAN please STOP using fossil fuels every day you flaming HYPOCRITES – because climate change no more heat and stop driving and stop flying and turn off the lights you hypocrites and no phones.
  • Kenny Vawter
    commented 2020-10-07 19:23:32 -0400
    Send orders to creation and address climate concerns. A detailed report with your facts, data and Documentation.. I’m assuming theres a criteria you have to meet prior to establishing a infinite connection to Creation. I suggest teaming up around the world …100%
  • Erin Evans
    commented 2020-10-01 12:55:07 -0400
  • Rory Usher
    commented 2020-09-21 08:00:29 -0400
    News from DeepGreen Metals Inc, Vancouver:

    Research shows up to 90% carbon footprint reduction for critical minerals for electric vehicle batteries when sourcing them from deep-sea polymetallic nodules compared to conventionally mined land ores

    Polymetallic nodules from the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of the Pacific Ocean contain rich concentrations of four metals required for EVs in a single ore, including nickel, a crucial ingredient in EV batteries, which will increasingly be mined from beneath large forested carbon sinks in tropical areas like Indonesia and the Philippines

    As governments scramble to secure supplies of critical minerals to build renewable infrastructure, the paper analyzes the planetary-scale and full lifecycle climate impacts of producing these metals
  • Tameron Williams-Baker
    commented 2020-08-18 15:37:15 -0400
    Hey ,

    My name is Tameron, I’m the digital marketing specialist here at Gud Marketing. I’m reaching out to get more information about advertising opportunities on your platforms. I look forward to connecting with you. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Thank you!
  • Nicole Card
    commented 2020-08-04 15:28:48 -0400

    My name is Nicole and I was reaching out to see if MiCAN has any job openings that you’re looking to fill right now. I’m a recent graduate with a bachelors degree in environmental science, and a Michigan native. I’m really passionate about climate change science and policy, as well as environmental justice. I’ve been an individual member of MiCAN for a while, and I would love to apply with my full resume and any additional information if you have any positions open. Please let me know if you have any opportunities for me.

    Thank you for your time,

  • Bryce Emley
    commented 2020-07-27 15:19:44 -0400
    Hi, I’m the events coordinator for the University of New Mexico Press. I’m looking for opportunities for virtual lectures with author and NMU professor James McCommons about his latest book Camera Hunter: George Shiras III and the Birth of Wildlife Photography sometime in the fall. I’m writing to see if Michigan Climate Action Network would be interested in co-hosting.

    If you’re interested, all that would be entailed is a helping us publicize the event to your members and possibly supplying someone to lead a virtual discussion about the book with Jim. Ideally this would be in conjunction with a Michigan bookstore that can host on Zoom or Facebook Live.

    I can send a physical copy or digital PDF of the book to anyone who would want to participate. You can learn more about the book at the link below, which chronicles the environmental and photographic contributions of Shiras, a Michigan lawyer, conservationist, and photographer who innovated nighttime photography and worked with Roosevelt to pass important environmental legislation.

    Thanks for your time, and let me know if you have any interest or questions.
  • John Dee
    commented 2020-07-13 21:26:16 -0400
    Director of the Michigan Climate Action Network Kate Madigan stated to Northern Express that “Five-hundred-year storms are happening every few years”. Without citing any evidence, this is a totally baseless claim. What is the basis of this statement? Is she referencing any documented events? If so, what are they? What is the tangible rationale for her claim – that is being used to support and “substantiate” her position?

    If one is taking a position, that uses actual science and evidence, that individual needs to be able to back up their statements with that data. I suspect that no such evidence has been researched, vetted, or in any way confirmed as an actual and indisputable fact. So unless I get a response that can reliably refute MY suspicions and doubt, she is simply making stuff up to scare readers and gullible minds into following her group-think lies.

    Prove it. I dare you to even try.
  • Kathleen Klage
    commented 2020-06-25 20:08:50 -0400
    Please advise if it possible to share and listen again to “After the Flood” ?


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