We’re the SouthWest Michigan Group (SWMG) of the Michigan Chapter, Sierra Club

If you belong to the Sierra Club and live in one of the nine counties in the southwest corner of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, you’re an important member of the SouthWest Michigan Group of the Sierra Club’s Michigan Chapter.

The Sierra Club’s motto is Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet.

We meet the second Tuesday of every month at Gallagher’s Eatery and Pub, 4210 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo. We start gathering for food at about 5:00 PM. The meeting starts at 6:00. The public is welcome! You don’t need to be a member to come to our meetings and find out what we’re up to.

SouthWest Michigan Group elections are coming up.

Learn all about it here. Volunteer your leadership skills. Suggest candidates. Help find volunteer activist leaders.

Important news:

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter supports the drive to put a legislative initiative on the 2016 ballot that would ban fracking statewide.

Here’s a link to the July 20 Michigan Chapter news release supporting the initiative. See our News Page and our Fracking Ban page for more information or check out MLive’s report. The Sierra Club and many other organizations have joined the campaign begun by the Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan.

Michigan legislators fighting clean energy

See our News Page for the NPR report that says “State energy plan ‘devastating’ for rooftop solar companies.”

rooftop solarBut solar energy got two big boosts, nationally and here in Michigan:

Recent Sierra Club SouthWest Michigan Group and Michigan Chapter work

South Haven Boy Scout Troop 188 helped plant 200 new trees in the Black River Preserve.

South Haven Boy Scout Troop 188 helped the SouthWest Michigan Group and other local environmental organizations plant 200 new trees in the Black River Preserve.

More SWMG activities coming, including YOURS. Send us a contact form and tell us what you’re up to.

Check out Sierra Club SouthWest Michigan Group blogs:

Mayday PAC wants money out of politics. Was pouring more money in the wrong solution?

Mayday PAC wanted to curtail money’s political influence. “Sum1Else” says pouring more money in was the wrong solution.

More SWMG blogs coming, including YOURS.

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Coming events

Activities below are coming up soon.

See our calendar for a complete schedule.