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2019 Michigan Climate Action Summit, February 21, Eberhard Center, Grand Rapids

The summit will bring together climate advocates, activists and policymakers, including mayors and state leaders, to set a bold new agenda to move forward on climate. Speakers, lodging, pricing at Michigan Climate Action Network. Groundwork is a sponsoring organization.


2019 Farms, Food & Health: Cultivating Community Resilience, Documentary Screening, March 14, 2019, City Opera House, Traverse City

Join the Groundwork Center and our community partners for a free movie screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope, followed by a professional panel discussion. We will show this powerful movie and then explore the ways we are addressing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) by building personal and community resilience through the use of local food, cooking and nutrition programs.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Registration at is highly encouraged.


2019 Michigan Clean Energy Conference, May 21–23, Haggerty Center, Traverse City

Excitement is growing within Groundwork as our team prepares to host and seek sponsors for our third annual Michigan Clean Energy Conference. In addition to a VIP reception May 21, there will be two full days of sessions, and our evening keynote speaker will be Patti Poppe, CEO of Consumers Energy, who has just led her company to announce a goal of being coal-free by 2040. We are also planning to invite some of the state’s and nation’s most progressive corporate innovators, including Cherry Republic and Patagonia. With a new governor in office, we will also work hard to have the state front and center. The upshot is that this year is full of opportunity, with a focus on building real world solutions, putting steel in the ground! SAVE THE DATE! (Get a first look here.)


2019 Harvest at the Commons, 2019, October 12, Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City

SAVE THE DATE for northern Michigan's delicious, fun and unforgettable farm to table dinner. This Groundwork fundraiser is a blowout tribute to our amazing local food movement!  This year is EXTRA special because it kicks off Groundwork's 25th anniversary year. You won't want to miss it!