Tales From Heat Island


Thursday, June 01, 2023


The Crofoot
1 S Saginaw
Pontiac, MI 48342
United States


Denise Keele

A Climate Storytelling Event

The Michigan Climate Action Network is kicking off our annual summit with a live storytelling show! On the evening of Thursday, June 1st, 2023, Here:Say Storytelling will be staging a show at the Crofoot in Pontiac, MI. This live storytelling show is hosted by Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities and will feature true stories told on stage by performers from all walks of life.

This show will feature true, first-person stories that in some way reflect the very real consequences of climate change and directly affected something in the lives of each teller. Although climate advocacy may play a role in each story, the tales are not focused on doing the work of climate change, but rather reveal the very intimate implications for why climate advocacy is necessary.

Save Your Seat

We'll get acquainted with our place for the 2023 Summit, and into the spirit of solving the crisis on our hands with real, equitable solutions. Be prepared to experience a range of emotions from unsettled to inspired—then carry that renewed desire for accountability into our interactive sessions the next day.

If kicking back with a brew in a vibe-y venue for an evening of entertaining and empowering tales is up your alley but you need accommodations to stay the night, we've got you covered in our hotel block (reserve your room by May 19).

Summit Sponsors

Climate Innovator

Oakland University Credit Union

Summit Supporter

Oakland University

Community Pillars

Bay Books MI
Brewery Vivant
Environmental Defense Action Fund
5 Lakes Energy
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Oil & Water Don't Mix
The Stewardship Network

Nonprofit Partners

Citizens' Climate Lobby, Michigan
The Cleanup Club
Climate Psychology Alliance
Climate Stick Project
Eastside Community Network
Geography and Sustainable Planning, Grand Valley State University
Greenfield Presbyterian Church Climate Action Now Team
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities
Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition
Make Food Not Waste
Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action
Michigan Environmental Council
Michigan Saves
Mirrors for Earth's Energy Rebalancing
MOMS Clean Air Force
National Wildlife Federation
Porter Family Foundation
Reroot Pontiac
Rosedale Fun Litter Pickup Club
Sierra Club

Media Partner

Planet Detroit


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