Thursday, February 21, 2019

New names being added daily!

8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration and Coffee
9:00 - 9:45 AM

Welcome to the Michigan Climate Action Summit

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

9:45 - 10:30 AM

Keynote - Climate Science and the Need for ActionJohathan Overpeck

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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Keynote Panel - Bold Leadership on Climate

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

Paul GetsosPaul Getsos
National Director, Peoples Climate Movement

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

12:00 - 12:30 PM Lunch and Networking
12:30 - 1:00 PM Lunchtime Intentional Discussions
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?
1:00 - 1:15 PM Break
1:15 - 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions 1

Bold Leadership on Climate: Cities & Universities Going 100%

Dan Worth - Moderator
Energy Policy Specialist, Groundwork Center

Allison Sutter
Sustainability Manager, Grand Rapids

Jess Thompson
Northern Climate Network, Northern Michigan University

National Climate Work

Paul Getsos - Moderator
National Director, Peoples Climate Movement

Nicholas Jansen
Sunrise Movement

Elizabeth Dell
Citizens' Climate Lobby Michigan

Johanna Miller
Vermont Natural Resources Council

Building Power: How to Grow Our Movement

Seth Bernard - Moderator
Clean Water Campaign for Michigan

Megan Collier
We the People Michigan

Leah Wiste
Michigan Interfaith Power & Light

2:30 - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 - 4:00 PM Breakout Sessions 2

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

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


Local Renewables: Building Support & Overcoming Challenges

Laura Sherman - Moderator
Senior Consultant, 5 Lakes Energy

Sarah Mills
Researcher, U/M School of Public Policy

Peter Sinclair
Climate Videographer

Climate Justice and Equitable Transition


4:00 - 4:30 PM

Share results of lunch discussions, and cast a vote on climate priorities for Michigan.

Closing Remarks - How do we build a bigger, more powerful movement?

Speaker TBA

4:30 - 6:00 PM Seth BernardNetworking and Happy Hour - Live Music by Seth Bernard & Friends



Presenting Sponsors

Wege Foundation
Groundwork Center
Michigan Environmental Council

Event Sponsors

Citizen's Climate Lobby
Envrionmental Law & Policy Center

Joseph Heringlake

Koeze Business Ethics Initiative
Porter Family Foundation
Peace Education Center
Oil & Water Don't Mix
Catalyst Partners
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan
Union of Concerned Scientists
Michigan Interfaith Power & Light
Michigan Clean Energy Conference
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

Lone Tree Council

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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