Guest blogger: Zack Deutsch-Gross, Field Organizer-Oakland County Sierra Club Beyond Coal
What do we hang onto from the year 1900? That’s about when the nation’s first coal-fired power plant opened. Think of the number of changes we’ve made since then. Think of the products that are newer than that and yet are still old enough that they’re dated, they’re [...]
The Obama administration is expected to announce a decision about the Keystone XL pipeline in the next couple of months. Next weekend, students from all over the United States will march for Georgetown University to the White House to denounce the Keystone XL pipeline and show their opposition to an “all of the above” energy [...]
Lynate Pettengill, Director of Field Development with Citizens Climate Lobby
With the need for political will to address climate change growing ever more urgent, citizens are invited to gather in Lansing on Saturday, March 8 for a workshop that will launch new chapters of Citizens Climate Lobby. The event is sponsored by the Red Cedar Friends [...]
Come see Elemental: The Film with us at the Michigan Theater next Tuesday! The film tells the story of three individuals as they work to confront the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.
We’re excited to be partnering with A2Share and the Graham Sustainability Institute to bring the film to Ann Arbor and have a [...]
Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose goal is to speed the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy by pushing for a consumer-friendly tax on carbon. It is a relatively young, fast-growing organization, and there isn’t a chapter in Ann Arbor — yet!
If you are interested in helping to get [...]
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 [...]