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EGLE invites public input on implementing MI Healthy Climate Plan
November 27, 2023
Registration is open for seven sessions scheduled online and across state Nov. 29-Dec. 18
Want to share your thoughts on top priorities for climate action in Michigan? The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is all ears.
In preparation for competitive federal funding as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) program, EGLE will host several public meetings to gather public input on implementing the MI Healthy Climate Plan (MHCP). Registration is open for five in-person sessions and two virtual sessions, each from 6-8 p.m.:
- Nov. 29 in Detroit, in partnership with Southeast Michigan Council of Governments at the Zero Net Energy Center, 1358 Abbott St.
- Nov. 30 in Grand Rapids, in partnership with Grand Valley Metro Council at the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health, 333 Michigan St. NE.
- Dec. 5 in Flint, at the Old Flint Journal Building, 200 E. First St., Room 132.
- Dec. 6 in Marquette, at Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Ave.
- Dec. 12 in Petoskey, at North Central Michigan College, 1515 Howard St.
- Dec. 14 online.
- Dec. 18 online.
- Comments or questions also can be submitted to EGLE’s Office of Climate and Energy (OCE) at EGLE-OCE@Michigan.gov.
The in-person engagements across Michigan are intended to identify local needs and provide localized context for Michigan climate action. EGLE will facilitate engagement at each session with participation from local governments, community organizations, and more. EGLE seeks to prioritize key strategies in the MHCP with greatest near-term greenhouse gas reduction measures.
While each session will educate attendees about the MHCP and the latest progress, the main purpose is to hear from local residents and understand their views about priorities and potential implementation barriers specific to their communities.
“The MI Healthy Climate Plan launched in 2022 with the benefit of over a year of productive input from hundreds of Michiganders,” said Cory Connolly, Michigan Climate and Energy advisor in the OCE. “It’s fitting that residents continue to engage with its implementation throughout the state.”
A Call for Projects is also available to submit project ideas that help achieve key strategies listed in the MHCP’s Roadmap to 2030, a set of benchmarks – for environmental justice, clean energy, vehicle electrification and public transportation, decarbonizing homes and businesses, clean innovation in industry, and protection for land and water – on Michigan’s pathway to 100% carbon neutrality by 2050.