Green Ticker

With our air, water, land, and climate threatened as never before, now is the time for those who desire a better future to work together.

This is our listing of educational, social, and political events related to the environment that are taking place in the Grand Traverse region. To have your event listed, please send an email to that includes:

day   date   start and end time   name of event   location (with address)  event sponsor  fee/donation   short comment   

Thank you

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Government Center

    Meeting on TC Airport Land Use

    What: Board of Commissions Study Meeting on Airport Land Use
    Governmental Center,
    Commission Chambers
    400 Boardman Avenue
    Traverse City, Michigan 49684

    Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:00 AM.
    This event is free and open to the public.


    Airport Update – Future Clear Cuttings?
    Board of Commissioners Study Session 
    BREAKING NEWS:  The Grand Traverse Board of Commissioners are holding a study session devoted to the airport director presenting plans for future "obstacle removal" in several locations around the Cherry Capital Airport.
    If you have views on airport land use/possible future clear cuttings, you are urged to attend.  The meeting will begin and end with public comment.


    From Commissioner Betsy Coffia: "The discussion by Klein next week will also primarily be about FUTURE planned “obstacle removal “ which was how the clear cutting was billed. Important that folks who are concerned about clear cutting of public land be there".

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    West BayBeach Hotel in Traverse City, MI

    Speak Out for the Great Lakes



  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 09:00 AM

    Line 5 Day of Action


  • Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 09:00 AM through July 30, 2019

    Sunrise Midwest Summit

  • Thursday, August 08, 2019 at 01:00 PM
    Peterson Park

    Area Indivisible and Friends Picnic

    Open to all of the members of Traverse City, Grand Traverse and Leelanau Indivisible groups and

    their friends. Please contact any of these groups for more information.


    Apparently, Governor Whitmer is planning to attend

    Senator Peters has also confirmed that he will be attending

    Please email if you are planning to come

    and if you can help out

  • Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Workshop Brewery in Traverse City, MI

    Indivisible Traverse City Meeting

    Monthly meeting.

    Open to the public. Free

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Trinity Lutheran Churh in Frankfort, MI

    Living Soil

    Wednesday, August 21, Program, 7 pm. Living Soil presented by Dr. George Bird, MSU Professor Emeritus.  Dr. Bird will offer a fascinating presentation on the components and characteristics of healthy soil to help us better manage our planting and plant management practices to protect soil health.



    Hosted by Plant It Wild


  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Hagerty Center in Traverse City, MI

    Dana Nessel Speaks in Traverse City

    Planned Parenthood of Michigan hosts Dana Nessel, Michigan Attorney General. 

    The event is open to the public and is free

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort, MI

    Creating a Rain Garden

      Carolyn Thayer, landscape designer and owner of Designs on Bloom, will offer a presentation on Creating a Rain Garden at Trinity Lutheran Church, 955 James Street in Frankfort.  Managing all run off on-site is the best way to protect surface water and recharge the groundwater.  Using Michigan native plants with their deep roots to process water is a simple and beautiful solution.  The program will cover how to create a rain garden on a residential property fed by roof runoff, hard surface run off, or foot-washing/outdoor shower runoff!

    On Friday, September 21, 10 am – 11:30 am .  There will be a field trip to see rain gardens in various stages from a mature setting at Gateway Village, 210 Day Ave, Frankfort, MI, that processes all run off on site to protect Betsie Bay; then to a newer installation at the Frankfort Beach parking lot on Crystal Lake, and additional residential properties.

    Hosted by Plant It Wild


  • Friday, September 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    To be decided

    General Strike to Insist on Climate Action

    There is a call for a global strike on 20 September. Disrupting our normal lives is the only way to secure our future, so say


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