Michigan Climate Action Network DIRECTOR
“I love Michigan,” Kate Madigan says. It’s a plain statement with a lot packed in. For her it means she loves being outdoors in amazing landscapes, biking and skiing with her family, going to the beach, and Euchre on summer nights up north. “I also love our state's history and all it has to offer. My family is from Detroit and Flint, and I've lived in Lansing. I know first-hand that our state is full of hardworking, kind, and innovative people, and there is nowhere I'd rather live,” she says.
In her position as director of the Michigan Climate Action Network (MiCAN), she has a unique opportunity to help ensure the state she loves can thrive long into the future. MiCAN is a network of organizations, businesses, and thousands of people in Michigan who are working for a more rapid and just solution to the climate crisis. “We’re building a stronger climate movement, elevating climate to be a top issue in our state through events, media and social media, and advancing climate solutions—like 100% clean energy goals—at the local and state level,” Kate says.
In 2019 MiCAN made the move to be housed at Groundwork, and Kate is enthused by the possibilities the move presents. “I'm excited about the enthusiasm Groundwork staff and board have shown for continuing to build the Michigan Climate Action Network so we can make an even bigger impact toward our mission!” she says.