Future Events

Friday
Mar
31
2017
Friday, March 31, 2017 from 8:30am-1:30pm
8:30am-1:30pm
Venue:
@
CWA Local 4100
Based on Les Leopold’s book Inequality Hurts Us All, join us and learn about the connections between the labor movement and the environment. We will discuss ways to work together to fight inequality, achieve justice, and create a more equitable world. Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice/Unity Campaign(SEMJWJ/UC), Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Metro Detroit A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) have co-sponsored six "Reversing Runaway Inequality" workshops so far. An excellent Movement Building tool, this 1/2 day, interactive training has brought together almost 150 union, community, peace, civil rights, social justice and other progressive activists throughout Metro Detroit. No costs. Free book and workbook provided. Free continental breakfast and lunch.
Thursday
May
4
2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
This meeting will feature a three-person panel with deep practical experience of solar power in Michigan. The Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club is partnering with Michigan Solar Solutions, Solar Winds and McNaughton-McKay Electric Company to help Michigan Sierra Club members and supporters make their homes solar-powered! The partnership means these carefully vetted, qualified, residential solar-power installers and providers of the highest quality solar products can help move you into the clean energy column. Read more at https://sierrasemg.wordpress.com/your-own-solar-power/. Mark Ferda works at McNaughton-McKay Electric and brings to the panel expert knowledge of price and availability of solar panels, inverters and all the other components needed for a successful home and small business setup. Mark Hagerty represents Michigan Solar Solutions, which has some years of experience planning and executing solar installations. Mark Clevey is a member of the Ann Arbor energy Commission and the founder of the Ann Arbor Solar Users Network. His particular interest is in how local registration and licensing can either help or unnecessarily hinder solar panel installations. Each panelist will make a 15-20 minute presentation, and then the floor will be open for questions from the audience. Regular Sierra Club SEMG Membership meeting, 1st Thursday, monthly. Open to the public; any interested person can attend. 6:30-7:00 Snacks, socializing 7:00-7:10 Announcements 7:10 Presentation
Saturday
Jun
10
2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
50th Anniversary of the Sierra Club in Michigan Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building Atrium 4800 E. Huron River Dr Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Tickets $50 individual or $15 student Live music - Cash Bar - Dinner Keynote speaker: Senator Gary Peters Download attachment for more info or see http://www.sierraclub.org/michigan/50th-anniversary

Past Events

Monday
Mar
6
2017
Monday, March 6, 2017 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
We're getting together a group to advocate that Royal Oak move towards 100% clean, renewable energy. Come join us for discussion strategy planning, and food. This is our first meeting and ALL are welcome to attend. We will talk about different options for the municipality and what we can do as citizens. We will meet at Jimi's, grab a table in the back, and order a free round of appetizers for attendees.
Thursday
Mar
2
2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
Brendan Nolan, the owner of Plants for Ecology (www.plantsforecology.com, (313) 802-3411) will give a presentation on Michigan native plants; how to plant them and grow them in your yard and why you should. It may have something to do with keeping bees and butterflies alive and healthy, but the effects on the local ecology go beyond that. Regular Sierra Club SEMG Membership meeting, 1st Thursday, monthly. Open to the public; any interested person can attend. 6:30-7:00 Snacks, socializing 7:00-7:10 Announcements 7:10 Presentation
Thursday
Feb
2
2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
The bicycle is an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it? Bikes vs Cars is a documentary film that looks into daily global drama in traffic around the world. Climate change and never-ending gridlocks frustrate people more than ever. Instead of whining, people in cities around the world take on the bicycle as a Do It Yourself solution. Road rage and poor city planning creates daily death amongst the bicyclists. And now they demand safe lanes. The film follows individuals around the world that are fighting to create change. We meet Aline at Sao Paulo’s Ciclofaxia, the weekly Sunday ride where one lane of Paulista Avenue is opened for bikes only. Aline is an inspirational person in the city’s bicycle movement, who tries to focus on the positive aspects of being a cyclist. But that can be difficult in a city where one bicyclist is killed every four days. And in Toronto, where mayor Rob Ford stripped away the city’s bike lanes in his battle to win the “war on cars,” we watch as members of the Urban Repair Squad infiltrate the streets at night, using spray paint and stencils to replace them. From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, fighting for safe bike lanes, to the City of Copenhagen, where forty percent commute by bike daily, Bikes vs Cars will look at both the struggle for bicyclists in a society dominated by cars, and the revolutionary changes that could take place if more cities moved away from car-centric models. Regular Sierra Club SEMG Membership meeting, 1st Thursday, monthly. Open to the public; any interested person can attend. 6:30-7:00 Snacks, socializing 7:00-7:10 Announcements 7:10 Presentation
Tuesday
Jan
24
2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
This is our monthly meeting. Come learn about our campaign, current events, and efforts towards renewable energy. This month we will be talking about what we do going forward with a new president and how to make our towns and cities pledge to go to 100% renewable energy. The meeting is held in our office and begins at approximately 6:30 in the Premium Electric Building. Street and building parking available for all participants.
Wednesday
Dec
14
2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
SEMG Political Committee Meeting Regular SEMG Political Committee meeting, 2nd Wednesday, monthly. Open to the public; any interested person can attend. For email notice & agenda, ask committee chair Tom Turner - tomturner@gmail.com
Thursday
Dec
8
2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 6:30-10pm
6:30-10pm
Instead of our typical holiday gathering, this year we're going to have a fundraiser/dinner at Pasquale's Restaurant, located at 31555 Woodward Avenue (north of 13 Mile Road, west side, just north of Duggan's Irish Pub) in Royal Oak. There's a casual family atmosphere and plenty of parking. Tickets will be sold for $25, and there's a limit on the number of people allowed, so get yours early. That covers dinner with coffee, tea or soft drinks. Beer, wine and mixed drinks are available on a cash basis. Contact: Dave Richards, rodavidrich@gmail.com
Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 8:30-10am
8:30-10am
Creating, Managing and Growing a Commission - Municipal energy, environmental or sustainability commission.
Wednesday
Dec
7
2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Join us for a special showing of Fischer Stevens’ Before The Flood starring actor Leonardo DiCaprio. This documentary follows DiCaprio as he travels the world to examine firsthand the effects of climate change, and to learn more about possible ways to prevent catastrophic damage that could make the Earth unsustainable for human life. During his journey, he speaks with such influential figures as President Barack Obama, Pope Francis and tech innovator Elon Musk, and makes a speech before the United Nations calling for greater action on this issue. "A sober, thoughtful documentary that combines a lament for a lost Eden with a rousing call to action." -- Allan Hunter, Screen International Afterward Andrew Sarpolis, Associate Organizing Representative of Oakland County’s Beyond Coal Campaign, will lead the discussion on what is happening in the local community and ways to get involved. Bring your ideas and news of local events and organizations to contribute. {The 96-minute movie is sponsored by the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign}
Friday
Nov
18
2016
Friday, November 18, 2016 from 8-10pm
8-10pm
Not a Sierra Club event - Supporting the Flint Child Health & Development Fund Guest Speaker Claire McClinton, Flint Democracy Defense League Featuring music by Gaia Women of the Great Lakes Basin A social justice chorus singing the music of Carolyn McDade and friends Harmony Bones Laz Slomovits, Jeanne Mackey, Eric Fithian, Linda Teaman, Tom Voiles Suggested Donation: $20 or more Donations from this concert will go to the Fund, created at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, and will be used for interventions supporting positive health outcomes for Flint children. Make checks payable to: Foundation for Flint | Community Foundation Building | 500 S. Saginaw St., Suite 200 | Flint, MI 48502 All gifts received by December 31 will be matched by the C.S. Mott Foundation.
Thursday
Nov
17
2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 6:30-9pm
6:30-9pm
Regular SEMG Executive Committee meeting, 4th Thursday, monthly. Open to the public; any interested person can attend. For email notice & agenda, ask committee chair Art Myatt - almyatt@yahoo.com