Environment

News
Published: 09/10/2015

Members of CMF’s Blue & Green Network recently took to land and water in Bay City to learn about – and experience – topical environmental issues impacting the Saginaw Bay and the Great Lakes.

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News type: Newswire
Funding Area: Environment



News
Published: 04/13/2015

CMF’s Green & Blue Network recently held its meeting at MSU Tollgate Education Farm Center in Novi and grantmakers learned about sustainable agricultural programs and place-based environmental education.

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News type: Event Highlight
Funding Area: Environment



News
Published: 08/18/2014

The environmentally focused group of foundation leaders made its way to the southwest Michigan to learn more about the ongoing efforts to protect the historic dunes situated along the shores of Lake Michigan.

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Funding Area: Environment



News
Published: 08/18/2014

Land protection efforts involving Michigan’s critical dunes are only one part of a larger system of conservation action that is needed if Michigan is to succeed in saving these natural wonders, advises Helen Taylor, state director of The Nature Conservancy.

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Funding Area: Environment



News
Published: 06/17/2014

To ensure the success of Detroit’s ongoing renaissance, protection of the city’s urban waterways must be made a priority, a Sierra Club official recently told a gathering of Detroit Area Grantmakers.

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Funding Area: Environment



News
Published: 03/15/2014

Greenways and blueways offer new economic opportunities for many Michigan cities and towns according to experts speaking to a recent Green & Blue Network meeting.

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News
Published: 03/16/2013

Finding new ways to discuss the issue of – and solutions for - climate change is key to moving the effort forward environmental experts shared at a recent CMF Green and Blue Network meeting.

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Funding Area: Environment



News
Published: 12/18/2012

New ideas for addressing Michigan’s environmental needs topped the agenda at a recent meeting of CMF’s Green and Blue Network members and directors of the state DEQ and Office of the Great Lakes.

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Funding Area: Environment



News
Published: 07/01/2012

Helping lead a groundbreaking, pilot watershed research project in Michigan is a small group of family foundations – and one major grantmaker – which are providing funding to the Ann Arbor-based Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) for its initiative entitled: “Making Climate Resilient Communities through a Watershed Approach.”

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News type: Feature
Funding Area: Environment



Resource
Released: 12/2013

In a white paper published by the Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas, Foundation Director John Austin defines Michigan’s “Blue Economy” and estimates the economic impact of water-based economic activity at nearly one million jobs and $60 billion annually.

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