Local Events: May 2021

Earth Month is Over… But Our Actions Aren’t!

Check out these four events in the West Michigan area. All are addressing the climate crisis:

By Shanley Smith

Photograph by Christopher Paul High via Unsplash

1) May: Next Generation Mobility

When: May 10, 12:00pm-1:30pm

Interested in learning more about the future of electric and public transport in West Michigan? Grand Rapids recently introduced a fleet of autonomous, electric vehicles made by May Mobility. And the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum is hosting an event for community members to learn more about it. This event will feature the Customer Operations Manager for May Mobility as well as the city’s Assistant Mobile Director. 

Virtual and free to attend. Register here.

2) Living Sustainably: The Transportation Puzzle

When: May 18, 6:30pm

Interested in learning more about transportation’s impact on our environment? Curious about what’s happening with public transport in Holland, Michigan? Then this event is for you. The Herrick District Library is partnering with Living Sustainably Along the Lakeshore for this event. 

Virtual and free to attend. Register here. 

3) Wege Speaker Series

When: May 27, 4:00pm-5:30pm

The brilliant author, Robin Wall Kimmerer, will discuss “Healing Relationships with the Natural World.” You won’t want to miss this talk. Kimmerer is an author, educator, and citizen of the Potawatomi Nation. Her wisdom and knowledge is endless. 

Virtual and free to attend. Register here.

4) Project Clarity Openhouses

When: May 25, 7:30am-9:00am & May 26 3:30pm-5:00pm

Project Clarity works to reduce the levels of phosphorus in Lake Macatawa. It’s led by Holland’s Outdoor Discovery Center. Their efforts will ultimately improve the quality and safety of our local lake. Join the Outdoor Discovery Center as they host conversations surrounding the project.

This outdoor event is free to attend. Register here.

5) Holland City Council

When: May 12, 6:00pm & May 17, 6:00pm

Interested in speaking to city leaders about the climate crisis? Then come to the next city council meeting. Citizens are welcome to give public comments. Email the Holland Climate Collaborative if you’re interested. We’ll help you write a comment to the city council

This event takes place at city hall. If you do not wish to attend in person, you can also watch it live streamed on the city’s Youtube page.

Take Action:

  1. Give public comment at the next city council meeting. Send us an email. We’ll help you draft a comment.
  2. Sign up for a Holland Climate Voter yard sign. We’ll deliver it right to your yard.
  3. Already have a sign? Take a picture and post it on your social media. #HollandClimateVoter

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