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February 2012 Regional Workshops

 

In February 2012 a group of graduate students from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment partnered with Regional Energy Demonstration Centers, the Municipal League and other non-profit organizations to host three Michigan Green Communities Regional Workshops.

All workshops began with a presentation from the student group titled Introduction to Michigan Green Communities Network and Newest Tools Available to MGC."

Agendas and additional presentations from the workshops are available below.

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Northern Michigan Regional Workshop

The Northern Michigan Green Communities Workshop took place February 16, 2012 at The Energy Center at Northwestern Michigan College.
Northwestern Michigan College, Michigan Energy Options, Michigan Land Use Institute, and Northwest Michigan Council of Governments were event partners.

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Presentations

City of Charlevoix Environmental Initiatives

Rob Straebel, City of Charlevoix

 

Sustainable Recycling in Northern Michigan

Elisa Seltzer, Emmet County

 

Traverse City Activities

Ken Gregory, Traverse City

 

Activities of Manistee County’s Green Team

Commissioner Glenn Lottie, Commissioner Jim Krolczyk, and Rachel Nelson, Manistee County

 

Resources from Local Non-Profit Partners

Patty O'Donnell, Northwest Michigan Council of Governments
Bill Queen, Northwestern Michigan College
John Kinch, Michigan Energy Options
Brian Beauchamp, Michigan Land Use Institute
Mike Powers, SEEDS

 

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Western Michigan Regional Workshop

The Western Michigan Green Communities Workshop took place on February 17, 2012.  Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) at Grand Valley State University in Muskegon hosted the event.

MAREC, Muskegon Area Sustainability Coalition and West Michigan Strategic Alliance were event partners.

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Presentations

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Ian Blanding, Grand Haven

 

Muskegon County Sustainability Programs

Leslee Rohs, Muskegon County

 

Holland Sustainability Activities

Mark Vanderploeg, City of Holland

 

Resources from Local Non-Profit Partners

Kim Walton, MAREC
John Koches, Muskegon Area Sustainability Partnership
Greg Northrup, West Michigan Strategic Alliance

 

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Southeastern Michigan Regional Workshop

The Southeastern Michigan Green Communities Workshop took place on February 24, 2012.  NextEnergy hosted the event.

Clean Energy Coalition, NextEnergy, Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office, and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) were event partners.

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Presentations

Energy Efficiency Success Stories from Detroit

Brad Dick, City of Detroit

 

Community Energy Planning

Melanie McCoy, Wyandotte

 

Energy Initiatives for a Better Future

Claire Galed, Huntington Woods

 

Resources from Local Non-Profit Partners

Angela Ayers, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)
Chris Detjen, NextEnergy
Sam Offen, Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office
Jenny Oorbeck, Clean Energy Coalition

 


For more information, contact:
Luke Forrest
Program Coordinator
Michigan Municipal League
lforrest@mml.org
734.669.6323

Jamie Kidwell
Sustainability Associate
jkidwell@a2gov.org
734-794-6430 x 43720

 

 

 

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