State Legislature gives the green light to E-Bikes

Michigan Environmental Report
On Wednesday, October 11, the Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism committee approved legislation that creates a framework for the legal operation of electric-assist bicycles (e-bikes) in Michigan.
View ArticleOct 12, 2017  •  Fall 2017 - Michigan Environmental Report

Action Alert: Tell your Senator to vote NO & protect the Great Lakes

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The health of our Great Lakes shouldn't be put in the hands of the Trump Administration, but earlier this summer the House approved a bill that would block state leaders from doing anything more than the federal bare minimum to protect our environment. Last week, the Senate Oversight Committee also approved the bill, and now the Senate may vote on it as soon as tomorrow. If passed, this bill will strip the state of its voice in regulations that directly impact our health, quality of life and the legacy we leave for future generations. Call your Senator today at (517) 373-2400 and urge them to vote NO on House Bill 4205
Read MoreOct 9, 2017
RELATED TOPICS: Great Lakes, water protection

MEC Statement: House’s “No Stricter” bill signals the end of “Pure” Michigan if approved by Senate

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Legislation approved Thursday by a Senate panel would demote the Office of the Governor and put the Great Lakes and public health at risk by blocking state leaders from doing anything more than the bare minimum to protect Michigan's environment and natural resources
Read MoreOct 5, 2017

Matt Cullen: Reimagining the Motor City

Michigan Environmental Report
The downtown Detroit of today stands in stark contrast to the Detroit of ten years ago; a new energy pulses through the city’s core, a feeling of possibility and hope for a better future. New residents and businesses are moving into formerly blighted buildings. The abandoned industrial sites along the riverfront are being replaced with parks and bicycle paths. A new streetcar is inspiring residents to rethink mobility in the Motor City.
View ArticleSep 22, 2017  •  Fall 2017 - Michigan Environmental Report

Mark Covington: Growing food and community on Georgia Street

Michigan Environmental Report
Mark Covington is a humble man, whose quiet dedication to his northeast Detroit community has transformed the lives of young people and given residents renewed hope for their neighborhood’s recovery. When asked about his work, he is quick to flash a smile and tell you his accomplishments have all been “by mistake.”
View ArticleSep 21, 2017  •  Fall 2017 - Michigan Environmental Report

Native Detroiters earn state’s top environmental awards

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Matt Cullen, principal at Rock Ventures, CEO of JACK Entertainment and former GM executive, has been named the recipient of Michigan's highest environmental award in recognition of his instrumental role in the sustainable revitalization of downtown Detroit. Cullen is joined by Mark Covington, founder of the Georgia Street Community Collective, who will receive Michigan Environmental Council’s citizen volunteer award for his work providing fresh food, youth mentorship, and renewed hope to his northeast Detroit neighborhood. The pair will be recognized at the Michigan Environmental Council’s 19th Annual Environmental Awards Celebration on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit.
Read MoreSep 18, 2017
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