Local cities and communities across Michigan are leading the way on bold, equitable climate action. While we need comprehensive federal and national action, local action is an important part of addressing the climate crisis.

In Michigan, at least 17 communities have already set ambitious climate policies. Read all about this in our new report and see powerful examples of bold local policies in place.

Most of the local climate policies you see in place on this list are the result of community advocates demanding action, and leadership from motivated elected officials and city staff.

Take action in your community today! Below is a list of people and groups leading the ongoing work to pass and implement ambitious climate policies around the state. Reach out about ways to get involved in your hometown, or if your group is not listed, let us know at [email protected]

No group listed for your community? Use these toolkits to start your own: Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 Activist Toolkit and The Climate Mobilization 2030 Toolkit

 

Ongoing Community Climate Action

Community and Group

Contact

Email

Ann Arbor 

   

A2Zero 

Missy Stults, City Sustainability and Innovations Manager

[email protected] 

Ann Arbor 2030 District

Jan Culbertson, Leadership Chair

j[email protected]org

Ecology Center

Mike Garfield, Executive Director

[email protected]

Detroit

   

Detroit Environmental

Agenda

Detroit Environmental Agenda

[email protected] 

Detroit 2030 District

Connie Lilley, Director of Sustainable Products and Initiatives

[email protected]org

EcoWorks

Briana DuBose, Director of Strategic Community Initiatives

[email protected]

Southwest Detroit

Environmental Vision

Raquel Garcia, Executive Director

[email protected]

Grand Haven

   

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

Jan O’Connell, MI Beyond Coal Campaign

Sarah Tresedder, Federal Climate & Energy Organizer

[email protected] 

[email protected] 

Grand Rapids

   

Grand Rapids Climate

Coalition

Janet Zahn, Co-Chair

Nathan Rauh Bieri, Administrator

[email protected]

Grand Rapids 2030  

District

Cheri Holman, Executive Director

[email protected] .org

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

Jan O’Connell, MI Beyond Coal Campaign

Sarah Tresedder, Federal Climate & Energy Organizer

[email protected] 

[email protected] 

Community Collaboration

on Climate Change 

Sergio Cira Reyes, Director of Community Engagement

[email protected]

Office of Sustainability,

Grand Rapids

Annabelle Wilkinson, Environmental and Climate Justice Specialist

[email protected]

Highland Park

   

Soulardarity

Rafael Mojica, Program Director

[email protected] 

Holland

   

Holland Climate

Collaborative

Peter Boogaart, Don Triezenberg, Environmental Action Council Members

[email protected], [email protected]

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

Jan O’Connell, MI Beyond Coal Campaign

Sarah Tresedder, Federal Climate & Energy Organizer

[email protected] 

[email protected] 

Kalamazoo

   

Kalamazoo Climate

Crisis Coalition

Denise Keele, Founder

[email protected] 

Lansing Area – East Lansing and Clinton County

   

MidMichigan 

Environmental Action 

Council 

MidMEAC

[email protected] 

Lansing Environmental

Action Team

Randy Dykhuis, Coordinator

Terry Link, Clinton County lead 

[email protected]

[email protected] 

Leelanau

   

Leelanau Energy

Joe Defors, President

[email protected] 

Marquette County

   

Climate Adaptation Task Force

Emily Leach, Senior Planner

[email protected]

Montague and White Hall 

   

White Lake Area Climate Action Council

Tamara Horne

[email protected]

Muskegon

   

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

Jan O’Connell, MI Beyond Coal Campaign

Sarah Tresedder, Federal Climate & Energy Organizer

[email protected] 

[email protected] 

Oakland County

   

Turn Oakland County

Green

Andrew Sarpolis, Executive Director

[email protected]

Traverse City

   

Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities 

Ashley Soltysiak, Program Director

[email protected]

NMEAC

Ann Rogers, Chair

[email protected] 

State/National Coalitions and Resources for Local Action

Contact

Climate Mobilization Project and Toolkit

 

Michigan Alliance for Justice in Climate (MAJIC)

Ryan “Rei” Fielder, [email protected]

Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition 

Juan Jhong Chung, [email protected] 

Michigan Green Communities

[email protected]

Michigan’s United Statewide Decarbonization Campaign

Eric Ini, [email protected] 

Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 Program and Activist Toolkit

Mike Berkowitz, [email protected] 

State of Michigan Catalyst Communities Program

 

 

 

 


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