Thursday, February 21, 2019

THE SUMMIT IS SOLD OUT!

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.

REGISTRATION & COFFEE • 8:30 - 9:00 AM

Welcome to the Michigan Climate Action Summit • 9:00 - 9:45 AM

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss - City of Grand Rapids 

Introduction - Setting the Stage

Bryan NewlandKate Madigan

Kate Madigan - Director, Michigan Climate Action Network        

Chairman Bryan Newland - Bay Mills Indian Community

Michelle Martinez - Statewide Coordinator, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition

Johathan Overpeck

KEYNOTE - Climate Science and the Need for Action • 9:45 - 10:15 AM

Dr. Jonathan Overpeck
Dean, University of Michigan School of Environment & Sustainability, climate scientist, and Nobel Prize recipient

Liesl ClarkKEYNOTE - Michigan's Commitment to Climate Action • 10:15 - 10:45 AM

Liesl Clark
Director, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

KEYNOTE PANEL - Bold Leadership on Climate • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Johanna MillerJohanna Miller
Energy & Climate Program Director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Paul GetsosPaul Getsos
National Director, Peoples Climate Movement

Kara CookKara Cook
Policy Advisor, Energy, and Environment, Exec. Office of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

Regina StrongRegina Strong
Director, Michigan Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club

LUNCH & NETWORKING • 12:00 - 12:30 PMCertified Local Food Event
LUNCHTIME INTENTIONAL DISCUSSIONS • 12:30 - 1:00 PM

Jim LivelyJim Lively
Program Director, Groundwork Center & Great Lakes Business Network

Bob SutherlandBob Sutherland
President, Cherry Republic

What are your or your organization's climate priorities? Let's agree on a goal for Michigan - equitably decarbonize by 2040? What does our state need most right now to decarbonize by 2040?
BREAK • 1:00 - 1:15 PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS ONE • 1:15 - 2:30 PM

Cities & Universities Leading on Climate

Dan WorthDan Worth - Moderator
Clean Energy Program Director, Groundwork Center

Alison SutterAlison Sutter
Sustainability Manager, City of Grand Rapids

Jess ThompsonDr. Jes Thompson
Associate Professor, Northern Climate Network, Northern Michigan University

Jim CarruthersJim Carruthers
Mayor, City of Traverse City

Missy Stults Dr. Missy Stults
Sustainability and Innovations Manager, City of Ann Arbor

Local Renewables: Building Support & Overcoming Challenges

Laura ShermanLaura Sherman - Moderator
Senior Consultant, 5 Lakes Energy

Sarah MillsSarah Mills
Research Area Specialist, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, UofM

Peter SinclairPeter Sinclair
Climate Videographer, Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Matthew WagnerMatthew Wagner
Manager of Renewable Energy Development, DTE Energy

Building Power: How to Grow Our Movement


seth-bernard.jpgSeth Bernard - Moderator
Community Organizer & Musician, Clean Water Campaign for Michigan and Earthwork Music

Megan CollierMegan Collier
Northern Michigan Coordinator, We the People Michigan

Leah Wiste
Executive Director, Michigan Interfaith Power & Light

Frank HoustonFrank Houston
Michigan Regional Program Manager, BlueGreen Alliance

Rachel Marco-HavensRachel Marco-Havens
Solutionary, Various Organizations

BREAK • 2:30 - 2:45 PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS TWO • 2:45 - 4:00 PM

Moving Off Oil: EV's, Pipelines, and the Future of Transportation

Margarethe KearneyMargrethe Kearney - Moderator
Senior Staff Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Center

Charlotte JamesonCharlotte Jameson
Energy Policy and Legislative Affairs Director, Michigan Environmental Council

Shanna DraheimShanna Draheim
Policy Director, Michigan Municipal League

Laura ShermanLaura Sherman
Vice President for Policy Development, Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council

National Climate Work


Paul GetsosPaul Getsos - Moderator
National Director, Peoples Climate Movement

Denzel McCampbellDenzell McCampbell
Communications Director, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, U.S. House of Representatives

Nicholas JansenNicholas Jansen
Lansing Regional Lead, Sunrise Movement

Lisa WozniakLisa Wozniak
Executive Director, Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Elizabeth DellElizabeth Dell
Great Lakes Regional Coordinator, Citizens' Climate Lobby

 

Climate Justice and Equitable Transition


Katheryn SavoieKathryn Savoie - Moderator
Coordinator, Empower Michigan

Rhonda AndersonRhonda Anderson
Regional Organizing Manager, Sierra Club

Maria ThomasMaria Thomas
Outreach and Organizing Coordinator, Soulardarity

Dorthea ThomasDorthea Thomas
Midwest Just Transition Organizer, East Michigan Environmental Action Council

Share results of lunch discussions, and cast a vote on climate priorities for Michigan. 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Seth Bernard

CLOSING REMARKS - How do we build a bigger, more powerful movement?

Seth Bernard - Community Organizer & Musician, Clean Water Campaign for Michigan and Earthwork Music

NETWORKING & HAPPY HOUR • 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Featuring beverages from Brewery Vivant

*Speakers/Schedule subject to change.


Thanks to our Summit Sponsors for making this event possible

Presenting Sponsors

Groundwork Center
The Wege Foundation
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
City of Ann Arbor, Michigan
Michigan Environmental Council
Ecology Center
Harvest Solar
Fastest Path to Zero at U-M

Event Sponsors

STEVE & JUDY DOBSON
ED GERGOSIAN
WaterFurnace
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Michigan Energy Options
National Wildlife Federation
FLOW
University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
Washtenaw County, Michigan
NRDC
Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
BlueGreen Alliance
Environmental Law & Policy Center
Porter Family Foundation
Elevate Energy
Michigan Interfaith Power & Light
AMY ROCHE
Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
Kolkulations LLC
Climate Stick
JOHN BERCINI
BONNIE W. SMITH
Citizens' Climate Lobby
The Climate Reality Project: Washtenaw County, MI Chapter
Moms Clean Air Force
North by Nature Landscapes
Peace Education Center
Sue Shink
Western Michigan University Climate Change Working Group
W.K. Kellogg Biological Station at Michigan State University
Fair & Transparent Elections Research & Education Fund
Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition
Michelle Deatrick
Ban Michigan Fracking
Storylicious
Michigan Clean Energy Conference
Oil & Water Don't Mix
Cherry Republic

 

 

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