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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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  • 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. 


  • Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 06:30 PM
    Old Town Playhouse in Traverse City, MI

    The Human Element Film Screening

    The Human Element film screening
    Saturday Feb 8, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Old Town Playhouse, Traverse City
    (148 E 8th St, TC, MI49684).
    Hosts: Citizens' Climate Education
    Doors open at 6pm.
    Suggested donation of $5 towards
    the Westwoods Elementary School Solar Project.
    We humans are a force of nature! In an arresting new documentary from the producers of THE COVE and CHASING ICE, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world.
    Following the film will be a short presentation by Citizens' Climate Education, a non-profit, people-driven organization — ordinary folks making an extraordinary difference towards solving climate change.


  • 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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