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MI Healthy Climate Webinar Series

MI Healthy Climate Webinars
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

MI Healthy Climate Webinar Series

The MI Healthy Climate Plan lays out a pathway for Michigan to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis, create good-paying jobs, and build a healthier and more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable Michigan for all Michiganders. Focusing on action from today to 2030, the Plan identifies bold, necessary, and strategic measures to deliver a carbon-neutral economy, reducing GHG emissions by 52% from 2005 baselines by 2030 in an equitable manner, including the following priority action areas: 

  • Commit to environmental justice and pursue a just transition 
  • Clean the electric grid 
  • Electrify vehicles and increase public transit 
  • Repair and decarbonize homes and businesses 
  • Drive clean innovation in industry 
  • Protect Michigan’s land and water

EGLE is presenting this webinar series to highlight opportunities to take action as well as actions taking place around the state to implement the goals in the Plan.  The target audience includes local and state government, nonprofits, community groups, universities, businesses, and anyone interested in taking climate action.  Join us as we discuss specific actions and upcoming programs and opportunities designed to help leverage resources, build partnerships, and create meaningful and measurable steps to reaching our goals of carbon neutrality in Michigan.  A questions-and-answer period will follow each presentation.  All webinars will be recorded and posted online for future viewing. 

Upcoming Webinars in this Series 


October 10, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leveraging federal Climate Pollution Reduction Grant (CPRG) funds for implementing the MI Healthy Climate Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) program provides states, local governments, and tribal nations flexible resources to plan for and pursue ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution reductions to achieve three broad objectives:
1. Tackle damaging climate pollution while supporting the creation of good jobs and lowering energy costs for families;
2. Accelerate work to address environmental injustices and empower community-driven solutions in overburdened neighborhoods; and,
3. Deliver cleaner air by reducing harmful pollution in places where people live, work, play, and go to school.

Attend this webinar to hear how the state of Michigan is using the $3 million planning grant to accelerate the implementation of the MI Healthy Climate Plan and provide a strong framework for pursuing corresponding upcoming competitive funding from the EPA. We will discuss the general purpose of the grant, our proposed approach to public and stakeholder engagement, grant timeline, future funding opportunities, and other grant deliverables.



Recorded Webinars from this Series

Overview of the MI Healthy Climate Plan and upcoming implementation opportunities (recorded 07/25/2023, 60min)
EGLE’s Climate and Energy Advisor, Cory Connolly, will give an overview of how the MI Healthy Climate Plan came to be, the Plan’s Roadmap to reach our goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 52% from 2005 baselines by 2030, and where we’re heading with upcoming federal funding opportunities. With the creation of the MI Healthy Climate Plan under Governor Whitmer’s leadership, historic federal and state funding for climate action, and upcoming legislation, we are getting things done in Michigan! Learn what's happening, where we're heading, and how you can get involved.