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Action Item: Vote for Solar Power and Art Education in the Bryant Community Center

Help the Bryan Community Center offset its energy costs by installing solar panels funded by DTE. Not only does this provide excellent resources for a community that needs it, it also helps promote solar power in Washtenaw! It takes just a few minutes– visit the DTE Power Together page and select “Solar Panels and Art Education (More...)

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Climate and the “Deconstruction of the Administrative State”

At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Steve Bannon outlined the Trump administration’s three “lines of work”: National security and sovereignty Economic nationalism The deconstruction of the administrative state Trump and Bannon are commencing this deconstruction with their first budget proposals: 43% or higher cut to the EPA’s budget for health and environment programs. (More...)

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Action Item: Support the Recycle A2/Rumke Proposal

The City of Ann Arbor fired the private company that ran its recycling facilities in July of 2016. Since then, the city council has been hearing various proposals from new private companies to take over the management of the facility. The Ecology Center and 350 SE Michigan have endorsed the Recycle Ann Arbor/Rumke proposal, outlined (More...)

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Action Item: Public comment on Nestle’s groundwater withdrawal

Nestle wants to double its current groundwater withdrawal from aquifers that feed Lake Michigan, from 250 gallons per minute to 400. They reached an agreement two-and-a-half years ago after a prolonged fight with environmental groups to keep their withdrawal rates to 150 gallons per minute– and now they already want to bump up their siphoning by 167%. Interestingly, (More...)

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Not My President’s Day: No Pipeline!

On Monday, February 20th at 6:30 at the Ypsilanti Water Tower, the Michigan Indigenous Action Collective, in collaboration with Idle No More and the EMU Native American Student Organization, will be hosting a rally to shut down the Nexus Pipeline, the Line 5 Pipeline, and of course, DAPL. They will also be collecting donations for (More...)

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Dialogues on Environmental Justice

It’s well-known that environmental degradation and climate change disproportionately affects low-income communities and communities of color. It’s also well-known that the environmental movement is largely white and middle- to upper-class. If you are interested in learning more about this, and how you can push to create change in your community, please come to the weekly Environmental (More...)

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Citizen’s Climate Rally: Ann Arbor 2/18/2016

Environment Michigan is hosting a march in Ann Arbor on February 18th. Come make your voices heard and urge this city and your senators to take action on climate change! Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and State representative Yousef Rabhi will be speaking. Be prepared to stick around for a while and visit the action stations afterwards, where (More...)

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Climate Data Rescue

Climate scientists around the country are racing to archive government-owned data sets in case the new administration moves to limit access to these vital resources. This effort requires computing resources but little technical expertise. If you are interested in getting involved with the Ann Arbor branch, visit a2datarescue.org, or email a2datarescue[at]gmail.com. (More...)

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