Ecology Center annual meeting May 24

Meeting will feature presentation on renewable-energy campaign

The Ecology Center’s 2012 annual meeting will feature a presentation about the ballot initiative calling for Michigan to adopt a renewable energy standard of 25 percent by 2025, as well as the election of board members and reports on the organization’s successes over the past year.

The meeting will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. May 24 at the University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and feature a presentation by Douglas Jester of 5 Lakes Energy, a Michigan-based policy-consulting firm that has developed much of the material supporting the renewable energy campaign.

“In addition to showcasing the pioneering work done by our staff and volunteers over the past year and to welcoming new board members, our annual meetings have always featured a presentation about a special environmental issue and how it affects our community and our future,” according to Michael Garfield, director of the Ecology Center. “So we are excited to be able to offer an up-to-the-minute status report on the status of renewable-energy campaign, in addition to learning about the benefits the state can expect from adopting the policy.”

The meeting is free and open to the public. Ecology Center members can vote for candidates for seats on the organization’s board of directors at

EcoLink — April 2012
An online publication of the Ecology Center

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