Michigan Student Sustainability Coalition

Unifying the voice of a generation in environmental solidarity

Steering Committee Retreat!

on October 2, 2012

Hi all!

I’m Lois and I’m one of the new members of the MSSC steering committee.  We had our fall meeting on Saturday and it was very productive. There were several of us new to the committee so we got to know one another and the history of the MSSC. We spent a lot of time talking about the vision of the MSSC and our current and future goals.

MSSC Steering Committee 2012-1013 (minus Drew and Mariah!)

The MSSC has made a strong commitment to several issues, including the fight against Enbridge’s plans to create a tar sands pipeline through Michigan, and fracking. Additionally, the steering committee has broken up into three project groups – creating value for the council, creating a research/training program for students to learn more about environmental issues, and planning for the statewide summit.

Post-November, we’ll be spending additional time on our other issues, as well as the annual statewide summit (See you at Central in February!). Right now we’re focusing on the final push for the Clean Energy Champion Campaign.

Clean Energy Champions are collecting student voter pledges all across the state to make sure that Michigan students will be voting for candidates and initiative that will support clean energy. Have you heard of Prop 3? If passed, this initiative will increase Michigan’s renewable energy standard to 25% by the year 2025. If you haven’t already, sign the pledge, and get the word out to all your friends to VOTE CLEAN ENERGY!

None of this is possible without you. Join our listserv (mimssc@googlegroups.com), find us on Facebook, Twitter, and our website http://themssc.wix.com/themssc#!home/mainPage. Together, we are the Michigan Student Sustainability Coalition.

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