Friday, September 25:
Bat Conservation Science Night
Our friends at the Organization for Bat Conservation are hosting a fun and informative event in Oakland County. The event will run from 5:30-8:30pm at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills. The event is free and will feature four experts who will speak on the latest issues in bat conservation.
Wednesday, September 30:
Kalamazoo River Oil Spill: Five Years Later
Five years later, there are still many unanswered questions about the long-term effects of the Kalamazoo River Oil Spill. One thing we know for sure: We need more oversight of our oil and gas pipelines, if we're going to stop catastrophes like this from happening again.
Beth Wallace, formerly of the National Wildlife Federation, will speak about the incident in which over 800,000 gallons of tar sands oil leaked from an Enbridge pipeline into the Kalamazoo River and which remains the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history. Her talk will address how the spill occurred, the lingering effects on the environment 5 years later, and whether Southwest Michigan remains at risk of similar pipeline disasters because of an inadequate regulatory framework.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Van Buren Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI
Tuesday, October 6th
Spend an hour or two supporting the environment with your time and talent! Protecting and conserving Michigan’s land, air, and water takes many dedicated people.
We are in the Forest Cove Office Complex, in the third (last) building, on the second floor. There is plenty of free, well-lit parking. Snacks and beverages provided!
WHEN: 5:30 PM - 7 PM
WHERE: 3029 Miller Rd, Ann Arbor 48103
Friday, October 9:
Green & Grow Your Congregation
Michigan Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) will hold its 10th Annual Sustainability Conference at Peoples Church in East Lansing.
This year’s theme is: Green & Grow Your Congregation. The goal of this conference is to provide attendees with actionable information about how sustainability (onsite energy efficiency, renewable energy, etc.) can enable growth in congregations. Our target audience for this event is our member houses of worship and the 12,000 congregations in Michigan.
The events speakers will be:
- Nationally-known Catholic Sister (“Nun on the Bus”) Simone Campbell will be our breakfast keynote;
- Valerie Brader (Gov. Snyder’s top energy adviser) will host our Awards Luncheon and speak about the Governor’s energy plan;
- Rev. George Heartwell, Grand Rapids Mayor and sustainability champion, will lead closing reflection.
WHEN: 8 AM - 5 PM
WHERE: The Peoples Church of East Lansing, 200 West Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823
For more information, contact Cathy Marshall at email@example.com or (248) 537-9175.
Thursday, October 15:
Innovation in Conservation Awards Gala
Please join us for our third annual Innovation in Conservation Awards Gala as we celebrate conservation champions Lana and Henry Pollack with Lifetime Achievement awards, Walker-Miller Energy Services as Business of the Year, and the Detroit Zoological Society as Advocate of the Year.
WHEN: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, Detroit (1114 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226)