We need your help to build on the great work already done by TC350 and others to raise more public awareness of the danger posed by the pipelines that criss-cross the Great Lakes states. Please consider a donation to a new fundraiser, sponsored by Michigan Land Use Institute (MLUI). Donate $25 or more and get a chance to win a $500 Patagonia shopping spree!
MLUI wants to launch a major public awareness campaign to raise the profile of the risk posed by pipelines to Michigan and to other Great Lakes states—and to connect them to real alternative solutions. This issue is of critical importance, merging two pressing economic and environmental public priorities: a desire to protect the water quality and economic benefit of the Great Lakes, and a concern to protect the earth from global climate change.
The fundraiser ends on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Please Donate Today!
The Mackinac County Planning Commission has set a public meeting to hear from Enbridge Energy about their Line 5 pipeline that crosses the Straits of Mackinac. They are going to ask about the integrity of the pipeline, the frequency of their testing methods, and procedures in case of a rupture.
Invitation letter from Mackinac County Planning Commission
The meeting is open to the public, and TC350 encourages all that are interested in this issue to attend. The presentation will be at Little Bear East Arena, 275 Marquette St., St. Ignace, MI on Wednesday February 5 at 2:00pm.
Many coalition groups from across the region will be sending representatives. This is sure to be an interesting meeting!
We are holding a meeting this Tuesday to move along our plan to gather and present Pipeline Petitions to Governor Snyder, and to create a cool event in southeast Michigan to raise more awareness.
Please come with your great ideas and planet-saving energy to participate in YOUR 350 group!
WHEN: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 6:00PM
WHERE: Michigan Land Use Institute – 148 East Front Street, Suite 301, Traverse City, MI
Please RSVP to the meeting at our Facebook Event Page!
Northern Michigan knows how to lead on climate issues! We participated in the 350.org Draw the Line event on Saturday, September 21 where 60 local citizens formed a line to Protect our Great Lakes and to fight for the climate. We had banners, flyers, and a replica of the 60 year old Enbridge Energy Mackinac Pipeline that carries crude oil through the Straits of Mackinac.
Join us on October 9 for the Oil & Water Don’t Mix – Traverse City event!
WHEN: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:00pm
WHERE: Inside Out Gallery – 229 Garland St., Traverse City, MI
WHY: Hear Beth Wallace speak, watch a video, sign the petition, have FUN!
In July 2013 we held a big event at the Straits of Mackinac - Oil & Water Don’t Mix: Rally for the Great Lakes, where almost 500 people came to listen to amazing speakers and learn about the threat posed by aging pipelines that carry crude oil through the heart of the Great Lakes.
We launched a petition drive at the event to tell Governor Snyder to replace the 60 year old pipeline, and to prohibit the transport of tar sands oil through our precious resource.
This event will feature the author of the report that brought attention to the pipeline, Beth Wallace of the National Wildlife Federation, as she talks about the threat and what we can do about it. We’ll also screen the video from the event. Afterwards, we’ll sign the petition meet and greet at the cash bar and listen to music from the True Falsettos.
Thanks for dropping by TC350.org – your source for news and happenings on the climate front here in Northern Michigan! TC stands for Traverse City, perhaps one of the most beautiful & caring places on Earth. Not kidding. Just ask anyone that lives or has visited here.
This website is being built – how did it get to be September 2013 already? – so come back for lots more info soon.
In the mean time, please check out our upcoming September 21 event, Draw the Line: Protect the Great Lakes, in association with 350.org. Sign up for the event on Facebook page, and like us on Facebook too.
Visit the site all about our most recent event, Oil & Water Don’t Mix: Rally for the Great Lakes.