Wednesday, June 15th
The June MGC Conference (6/15 in Lansing, MI) is a unique, peer-learning event where local government staff will spend a day focusing on building capacity for climate and energy in their community. This one-day event will feature breakouts on identifying local challenges to climate and energy planning and how to identify intervention points in the planning process to make an impact. The event will introduce the newly revised 2016 MGC Challenge and a new climate health and adaptation planning training developed by LIAA, a nonprofit community planning organization, and the Michigan Climate & Health Adaptation Program.
This event is intended for local government staff and appointed or elected officials from Michigan. Non-profits and local government staff partners may register, but preference will be given to local government staff.
The MGC Conference is supported in part by a sponsorship grant from the Michigan Energy Office, a federally-designated state agency within the Michigan Agency for Energy.The MGC Conference is also supported by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, the Land Information Access Association (LIAA), the Michigan Municipal League, the Michigan Townships Association, and the Michigan Association of Counties.
The New and Improved MGC Challenge
MGC is proud to announce the newly revised MGC Challenge. Over the past few months, the MGC steering committee, a special work group with energy experts, and MGC network members have been hard at work making improvements to the Challenge. The Challenge offers communities a tool to benchmark sustainability through an easy-to-use, online checklist. Since its launch in 2009, the Challenge has helped over 100 communities take steps to advance sustainability. The Challenge is open to all local governments in Michigan. Communities can now go online to start tracking their progress using the new online portal. All communities who complete the Challenge by June 30, 2016 will earn a chance to be certified as a bronze, silver, or gold community. Learn more and register to participate in this year’s Challenge!