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Thursday, February 21, 2019


Eberhard Center @ GVSU
301 Fulton W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
United States


Kate Madigan

‭(517) 201-2568

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2019 Michigan Climate Action Summit

Join us on Thursday, February 21, 2019, for the Michigan Climate Action Summit, at the Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids. 

The Summit will bring together the general public, climate advocates, activists, and policymakers, including mayors and state leaders, to set a bold new agenda for Michigan to move forward on climate. 

Get motivated to act on climate through inspiring speeches and a strong keynote panel. And roll up your sleeves to dive deep in engaging breakout sessions. 

Featured Speakers


Rosalyn Bliss

Rosalyn Bliss

The City of Grand Rapids’ first female Mayor as of January 1, 2016. Environmental impact, one of the four legs of her strategic plan as Mayor is proving to be a major priority - she has pledged to uphold the goals of the Paris Climate Accord and has established a city-wide Greening Initiative to transform Grand Rapids into a leader in climate action.

Dr. Jonathan Overpeck

Dr. Jonathan Overpeck

An interdisciplinary climate scientist and the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. He has climate-based research programs in five different continents, has published over 210 works on climate and environmental science and was awarded a Nobel Prize for the IPCC 4th Assessment in 2007.

Brian Newland

Bryan Newland

Chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community and attorney with Fletcher Law; a national firm focused on Indian law. He represents tribal clients on issues including negotiation and regulation of gaming, the fee-to-trust process, and leasing of Indian lands. Newland is also a strong leader in the effort to shut down the Line 5 Pipeline in order to protect our Great Lakes.

Paul Getsos

Paul Getsos

National Director, Peoples Climate Movement. His most recent project was as National Coordinator for the People's Climate March, which mobilized over 400,000 people to the largest action on climate in history. Paul's role as National Coordinator included project management of all the various components of the march, representing the PCM publicly and staffing the steering committee. Also working on projects working to connect climate change issues and action on climate with job creation.

Summit Hotel Information
Reserve a nearby hotel room two blocks from the Summit venue

Complete Summit Schedule

Certified Local Food EventThe event includes multiple occasions for networking; including a light breakfast and coffee, a delicious local vegetarian lunch, and happy hour with music as well as the opportunity to engage in intentional conversation during several breakout sessions.

Carpool to the Event
Sign up at Carpool World to give or get a ride to the Summit.

We aspire to bridge the distance between organizations within the state of Michigan so that we can move forward together as a stronger force for climate action. 

Let's make climate action a top priority for the new administration and set a bold agenda for Michigan's leaders to make the state of Michigan a leader on climate!

Summit Sponsors
We're grateful to our Summit Sponsors.


And our waitlist is closed. We will be live-streaming our keynote sessions on Facebook. Make sure to like our Facebook page to get notifications of our live video, and tune in starting at 8:45 AM on Thursday, Feb 21.


331 people are attending

Presenting Sponsors

Wege Foundation
Groundwork Center
Michigan Environmental Council
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Event Sponsors

Citizen's Climate Lobby
Michigan Agency for Energy Michigan Energy Office
Envrionmental Law & Policy Center

Joseph Heringlake

Koeze Business Ethics Initiative
Porter Family Foundation
Peace Education Center
Oil & Water Don't Mix
Catalyst Partners
Brewery Vivant
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan
Union of Concerned Scientists
Michigan Interfaith Power & Light
Michigan Clean Energy Conference
Cherry Republic
Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
FLOW For Love Of Water

Empower Michigan

Ecology Center
Genesee Polymers Corporation
Climate Reality UP
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Water Furnace
Saginaw Valley Sustainability Society
Lansing Environmental Action Team

Susan Wheadon

Climate Stick
WMU Climate Change Working Group
Climate Witness Project
North by Nature Landscapes
Climate-Trek Kolkulations LLC
Climate Reality Project - Washtenaw Chapter


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