If you belong to the Sierra Club and live in one of the nine counties in Michigan’s southwest corner, you’re a member of the SW Michigan Group (SWMG) of Sierra Club’s Michigan Chapter. We meet at 6 PM on the first Wednesday of every month at the Friends Meeting House, 508 Denner St, Kalamazoo. (Click here for map.) Members and non-members are welcome. Bring your family and friends!
NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you’re not a Sierra Club member, please consider joining the cause. Click the big green “Join” button (far right, above). Already a member? Or perhaps you’d rather not join, but you still want to help? By clicking the gold “Donate” button, you can make a secure contribution via PayPal directly to the work we do right here in the nine Southwest Michigan counties. You will be joining an important national trend! THANK YOU!
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- The City of Kalamazoo has published its Climate Action Plan and wants your comments. It’s a comprehensive plan developed with extensive community input. SWMG Executive Committee member Ben Brown is among the people mentioned in the plan’s acknowledgements. Click here to review the plan. Email your comments to Rebekah Kik, Kalamazoo’s Director of Community Planning and Development.
WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON
Clean Energy | Conservation | Climate Change and Global Warming | Driving Electric | Fracking | Enbridge Line 5 beneath the Straits of Mackinac | Nuclear Energy and Palisades | Safe Streets | Solar Power | The Fracking Linkletter Archive | Tiny House | Veganism
More blog posts coming, including yours.
From our Environmental News page
- Home solar is good for the electrical grid.
- New info on Nestlé’s proposed expansion near Evart: Nestlé gets another “NO” but files circuit court appeal.
- EPA work near Otsego aims to make Kalamazoo River fish edible.
- A look at how a Michigan wind farm effects nearby people and their community.
- A new solar park is coming to Coldwater.
- Why electric cars face such a hostile business environment in Michigan.
- Mayor Bobby Hopewell pledges that Kalamazoo will abide by the Paris climate goals.
- What does U.S. withdrawal from global climate agreement mean to Michigan?
- Copper mine in Michigan UP’s Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park? Exploratory drilling began in February, halted April 3 due to erosion. Citations issued for erosion, disturbed wetlands. More permits needed.
- Michigan bill “sure contender for the worst Michigan environmental bill of the 21st century” would prohibit state rules stronger than federal. Passed by the House, on to the Senate.
On Enbridge Line 5 and other Michigan pipeline issues
Our Michigan Pipeline news page has all the latest on the movement to shut down Line 5, including the studies and the political maneuvering, and info about the Rover and Nexus pipelines and their encroachment in Southeast Michigan.
- See our “Palisades Chronology” page for updates on our Palisades problem – starting in 1968, on through the 2016 security issues, and right up to what happening now with MPSC’s consideration of the Palisades shutdown plan, and news from March 29 Palisades Open House.
- Our Palisades blogs.
- What’s Next after the recent shutdown announcement?
- Our Resolution and news release.
Two years and counting: Flint’s water problem has faded from the mainstream headlines, but the problem is far from solved, and new developments arise daily. Follow Michigan Chapter’s Flint Water Disaster page for the latest information.