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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   

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  • Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 01:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Workshop Brewery in Traverse City, MI

    Women's March TC 2020

    The Women's March will take place from about 1-3pm beginning at Workshop Brewery.

    Marchers can gather at the Workshop Brewery, 221 Garland Street and march through downtown Traverse City.  This year’s message is “Change Comes in (Blue) Waves” Please wear blue if you choose and /or pull out those pink knit pussy hats that have served us so well.  Participants will line Grandview Parkway for an hour or so and then head back to the Workshop Brewery for speakers, community networking and conversation.  They will be accepting donations for Justice for Our Neighbors.  


    The event below will take place beforehand:


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  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Robin Theater in Lansing, MI

    Sierra Club EOY Award for 2019

    Sierra Club 2019 Award Ceremony
    Environmentalist of the Year

    Attorney General Dana Nessel

    Environmental Journalism Award
    Andy Balaskovitz

    Tuesday, January 21   -   5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    The Robin Theater
    1105 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI 48910

    Attorney General Dana Nessel is fighting hard to shut down Enbridge Line 5 across the Straits of Mackinac, to block Trump Administration rollbacks of environmental and public health protections, to protect rate payers and to protect Michigan voters' rights. Join us on Tuesday, January 21 when we will honor Attorney General Nessel with the Sierra Club Michigan Chapter's 2019 Environmentalist of the Year award.

    Andy Balaskovitz reports on the complex and consequential issues around fossil fuels, energy and climate for the Midwest Energy News. Andy's reporting has elevated some of the most critical issues facing the Great Lakes state at a time when decisions are being made about the future of our region and the planet. Sierra Club is honoring Andy with the Environmental Journalism Award for 2019.

    Suggested donations will support Sierra Club's legislative program:
    Student, $10 | General Admission, $20 | Host, $50 | Champion, $100
    RSVP by clicking below. Contact Tim Minotas at with questions.
  • Friday, January 24, 2020 at 09:00 AM through January 26, 2020
    Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, MI

    Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference


    The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

    The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference brings together farmers and gardeners from across Michigan to learn and connect. Held January 24 & 25, 2020 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan.

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  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Traverse Area District Library in Traverse City, MI

    The Future of Paddling Sports on the Boardman River

    Community forum on “The Future of Paddling Sports on the Boardman River”

    Sponsored by the Brook Trout Coalition, Interlochen Public Radio and Traverse City Tourism

     Location: McGuire Room at the Traverse Area District Library.

    Panel members will include Steve Largent, Boardman River Program Director for the Grand Traverse Conservation District; Troy Daily, the owner of Paddle for Pints and Kayak, Bike and Brew; Lt. Joe Molnar, DNR commander of conservation officers in Traverse City; and Patrick Ertel of the DNR’s Natural Rivers Program.

    The program will be moderated by Peter Payette, the executive director of Interlochen Public Radio.

    The public is invited. Admission is free.  We hope to see you there. 


  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 09:00 AM · 4 rsvps
    The Michigan Union in Ann Arbor, MI

    MI Climate Action Summit 2020


    Thursday, March 12, 2020


    Michigan Union
    530 S State St
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    United States


    Kate Madigan
    (517) 201-2568

    2020 Michigan Climate Action Summit

  • Monday, April 06, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    Historic Barns at the T.C. Commons

    Groundwork's 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Groundwork 25th Birthday Party
    FREE POTLUCK. Please bring dish to pass.
    Historic Barns, Grand Traverse Commons

  • Friday, April 24, 2020 at 05:30 PM

    2020 Environmentalist of the Year

    Save the date:

    Our 32nd Annual Environmentalist of the Year Awards & Celebration on April 24 is the premier environmental celebration in northern Michigan.

    This year's guest speaker will be Brian Newland, the Tribal Chairman of the Bay Mills Chippewa and Ottawa Tribes. 


    details will follow:


  • Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 06:00 PM through May 19, 2020 · 3 rsvps

    Michigan Clean Energy Conference


    More information will follow in the future...

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    Workshop Brewery in Traverse City, MI

    NMEAC's 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Save the date

    There will be music, food and a celebration of our past leaders and accomplishments

    Free event, open to the public

    Details and exact time to be decided






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