The Michigan Forest Heroes campaign has hit the ground running and are continuing to put pressure on Kellogg’s cereal company, which buys palm oil from Wilmar International (the company that controls almost half of the palm oil industry worldwide).
This weekend, Ann Arbor’s Forest Heroes — Eva and Katie — would like to [...]
Fossil fuels are a bad bet, and its time for our schools to own up to that. Mindy Lubber is an investment expert with Ceres and she has a message to the folks who think they can weather this storm. Here’s her full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mindylubber/2012/12/17/fossil-fuel-divestment-is-timely-issue-for-investors/
“A resolution on divestment from fossil fuel companies has [...]
Fracking in Benzonia County Michigan
University of Michigan researchers are conducting a detailed study of the potential environmental and societal effects of hydraulic fracturing, the controversial natural gas drilling process known as fracking.
Researchers are working with government regulators, oil and gas industry representatives and environmental groups to explore seven critical areas related to [...]
At this month’s climate meet-up, we’ll learn about Partners for Transit, a coalition of folks working to improve transit in the county.
We’ll also have updates on issues we’ve been working on — divestment, fracking, 350.org’s Draw the Line event, and more. RSVP here.
Other agenda items? Let us know!
In the meantime, check out this inspiring [...]
This Saturday, September 21st, we’ll be joining with allies in Detroit to draw a line against tar sands and dirty energy. Across the country, 200 cities are participating in this national day of action called “Draw the Line.”
Details –> Detroit Draws the Line: Folks will gather at 1pm at Kemeny Parkat 2260 S. Fort Street [...]
James Hansen photo from The Guardian
When the former head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies warns that our current climate change policy isn’t protecting our planet, it’s probably a good idea to listen. In fact, it’s imperative. James Hansen is considered one of the world’s top climate scientists and has spent his [...]
A growing number of cities and institutions are committing to divest from fossil fuels (you can see who’s working on it here). Can you help us add Ann Arbor to the list?
At their next meeting on September 3rd, Ann Arbor City Council with consider an ordinance to divest its holdings from the 200 companies that hold the [...]
Is it making you jealous that so many folks in town have incredible visible/edible gardens? Well, let’s fix that.
Here’s how to start — or grow — your own food garden for next year:
Location: Do you have a nice sunny spot where you could grow food? Does it have access to water? This could [...]
We’re proud to be supporters of Partners for Transit (P4T) — a coalition dedicated to the improvement of transit, in the belief that better transit means better communities. P4T works to expand and improve the transit system so that more people can use it and more often.
There’s some argument over who [...]
WARM Training Center in Detroit has a program going on right now called MI Solar Works and it might just be the perfect way to get your house solar-powered.
You can learn more about the program and find info about how to apply here: http://www.warmtraining.org/solar/
But to give you the main points, WARM will help you [...]