Michigan experienced historic flooding in May of 2020, revealing shocking deficiencies in critical infrastructure around the state.
The floods offered more evidence of how climate change is putting increasing pressure on the built environment, and costing Michiganders their homes, livelihoods, and millions of dollars in damages.
At the same time, we are in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic and resulting economic downturn.
Our response to this rare multifold crisis presents an equally rare massive opportunity to rebuild an economy that is equitable, resilient, and sustainable.
It’s never been more important to begin a statewide virtual discussion with some of Michigan’s most knowledgeable experts to assess where we are, and visualize a recovery.
Please tap into that conversation. Participants in the online webinar include:
- Dr. Jonathan Overpeck, Dean of the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability.
- James Clift, Deputy Director of Michigan’s Department of Energy, Great Lakes, and Environment (EGLE).
- Justin Onwenu, Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice Organizer for Sierra Club, Michigan.
- Peter Sinclair, videographer and producer of This is not Cool, with Yale Climate Connections.
- Ric Evans – Moderator, Clean Energy Policy Specialist, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities
Participants will hear about the challenges of climate change that are already here and affecting us, and what future Michigan impacts might be. The panel of experts will also look at the condition of Michigan’s infrastructure, and the opportunities for rebuilding our water, transportation, and energy systems with a changing world in mind.
Join us for a virtual conference via ZOOM on Wednesday, June 24, at 10 am, for a free-wheeling 90-minute discussion, and begin the rebuilding process with a fresh vision.
Register for this free Zoom webinar now below. You will receive an email with the Zoom webinar link after you register.
This free webinar is being sponsored by the following climate concerned organizations.