Newaygo County Environmental Forum hosted by Citizen’s Watch Coalition August 17th
Guest speakers from the National and State perspectives will join local leaders and community stakeholders in a robust discussion on Climate Change; its impacts on our home, actions residents can take to make a difference, and the value of Youth activism. The event, Democracy Is the Solution to Climate Change – 2019 Newaygo County Environmental Forum, will be held at Loomis Lodge in Newaygo on Saturday, August 17th from 11:30am – 3:30pm.
Newaygo resident and three-term Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, will preside over the stage and participate in a Q&A panel featuring other local leaders representing our Faith Communities, county government, township boards, and local political groups. Speakers representing Climate Reality Project, Michigan Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Sunrise Movement will present during the multifaceted event.
There will be a free door raffle with gift packages from local businesses. Local and state organizations will have information and action booths for continued engagement. There will be time for networking and refreshments. This event is designed to serve the Newaygo County community, all are welcome. It is essential that all county residents are represented and provided resources to better their home.
This event is a prelude to the Newaygo County Climate March which will be held on Saturday, September 14th. The march will be staged at Brooks Park in Newaygo at noon.
The Citizen’s Environmental Watch & Action Coalition of Newaygo County (CEWAC) and 3R Environmental Education, a Michigan nonprofit, have created the events to help residents identify and implement local actions which can have global impact. They believe communities can achieve solutions to environmental concerns by increasing participation in democracy. Through collective, bi-partisan work, Newaygo County residents can preserve and protect our environmental heritage and model stewardship for future generations.
3R Environmental Education’s mission is to foster green mindfulness and enhance the environmental health and beauty of Newaygo County by educating residents about the three ‘Rs’ of environmental sustainability: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. 3R’s volunteer arm created CEWAC in order to broaden the organizations’ environmental focus and identify avenues of engagement to create lasting cultural and policy change in Newaygo County.
For more information please contact Nick Looman at 231-924-5822 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org