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
- 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.
- Several recent updates on Line 5, including Kalamazoo County Commission’s upcoming shutdown resolution vote.
- Construction of Rover Pipeline, on its way to Michigan, halted in Ohio due to 2-million-gallon drilling fluid spills.
- Ann Arbor fuel emissions lab under the gun?
- Michigan legislature’s “no stricter than federal” bill would abdicate state’s environmental responsibility.
- Legislature to leave Michigan DEQ underfunded?
- Groundwater contamination near Oscoda.
- Officials calling for comments on Kalamazoo’s new Climate Action Plan.
- AK Steel chemical spill closes Lake Michigan beaches.
- 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.