Great Michigan: Michigan's Environmental Priorities
Great Michigan: Michigan's Environmental Priorities is a collaborative effort to identify the most pressing environmental issues facing Michigan, explain them in understandable terms, and provide realistic solutions to address them. Through a consensus based decision process issue experts from across the state select three priority issues and educates legislators at the beginning of each legislative session, and distributes the factsheets to the media, allied organizations and citizens.
In addition to the printed factsheets, you can visit the Great Michigan website: www.greatmichigan.org. This website builds upon the riorities with a list of other important environmental priorities, recommended actions, The Hot List, and contact information to issue experts.
Briefing Book and Great Michigan Factsheets Archives
- Download Great Michigan: 2011-2012 Environmental Priorities
- Download 2009-2010 Michigan Environmental Briefing Book
- Download 2007-2008 Michigan Environmental Briefing Book
- Download 2005-2006 Michigan Environmental Briefing Book
Report: Electric Vehicles - Connecting Michigan's Past and Future
This report explores the competitive edge Michigan holds over rest of North America in the electric vehicle industry and a the policy options available to Michigan's elected officials to increase it.
Michigan is at a crossroads. For over 100 years, it has been the center of the automotive industry, creating an empire and a heritage that successfully dominated the field. The recent decline in automotive jobs, however, paired with the continuing high unemployment rate in Michigan, all indicate that the state must diversify its economy and even its most famous industry. Electric vehicles present an ideal opportunity with remarkable benefits. Fortunately, Michigan is already well on its way in building the connection from its deep automotive past into its electrifying future.
Michigan Gubernatorial Briefing Book
In the same spirit of the Michigan Environmental Briefing Book, which is produced primarily for state legislators, Michigan LCV Education Fund produces a similar guide for those seeking the chief elected office in our state and for the benefit of the gubernatorial administration in Michigan. Entitled Governing the Great Lakes State, this publication outlines the strategies and policies that the Governor’s office is encouraged to take to effectively and efficiently protect Michigan’s air, land, and water.
Losing a Legacy
Losing a Legacy is a comprehensive look at environmental funding over the last 25 years and an analysis of the negative impacts that a lack of funding can and does – have on our natural resources. Written by renowned environmental author and activist Dave Dempsey, Losing a Legacy is a sobering look at how inadequate funding can affect our economy, our environment, and our quality of life.
Stand Up Take Action
This guide to citizen action provides everything from directions on how to schedule and conduct a meeting with a lawmaker to writing an effective letter to the editor. The purpose of this publication is to assist citizen activists in their efforts to protect Michigan’s natural resources. We consider this guide a tool box, and we hope you will u
se the tools it provides to help us build a better future for Michigan.