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Environment

Coalitions and Partnerships

This is a community-driven website. If you are aware of other resources to include on this page, please contact Michelle Nicholson (mnichols@inghamisd.org) for child related ones and Angela Waters Austin (aaustin@ingham.org) for youth and young adult related ones.

The following are ongoing groups or projects that focus on environment of young children, youth and young adults:

Young Children

Ingham Great Start Collaborative
The Ingham Great Start Collaborative (GSC), Birth to Five is a coalition of human service agencies, parents, and other partners working together to develop a network of early education and care to support children and families in Ingham County. It has several sub-committees focusing on intellectual and social development including the Social Emotional Workgroup, the Quality Initiatives Workgroup, and the Early Childhood Literacy Coalition.

Walk and Bike Lansing!
Walk and Bike Lansing! is a campaign to engage and mobilize Lansing residents, businesses, and others to make Lansing an accessible and walk and bike friendly city.

Clean Commute Options
CATA Clean Commute Options is a free program available to all of those commuting into, or within, the Greater Lansing Region to help you find an alternative to driving alone. A free commuter matching service is available to all those interested in riding the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, biking or walking.

Youth

Community Coalition for Youth
The mission of the Community Coalition for Youth is to facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of a data driven, comprehensive, community-wide program in a full continuum of care for all youth in Ingham County.

Ingham Change Initiative
Ingham Change Initiative’s Health & Child Welfare Work Group focuses on reducing environmental causes of health inequities.

Go Green! Go Lansing! Initiative
This Initiative is working to promote environmental and economic health for all those who live, work, and play in Greater Lansing. It represents a comprehensive effort to establish and promote a "green" ethic and raise awareness about environmental issues throughout the region's communities, businesses, and schools. In order to accomplish these goals, the Go Green! Go Lansing! Initiative is working to:

  • Make City facilities more energy efficient and less wasteful
  • Promote environmental education in schools
  • Raise environmental awareness among residents
  • Help industry and local businesses to become "greener"
  • Celebrate the amazing "green" successes that are taking place in Greater Lansing

The Land Use and Health Resource Team
The Land Use and Health Resource Team is a collaborative effort that involves planners, university faculty, business and public health officials. The purpose of the Team is to educate and engage the community regarding impacts of the built environment on health, and facilitate improvement through refinement and promotion of a green infrastructure vision.

Michigan Land Use Institute
The Michigan Land Use Institute works with citizens, officials, and other organizations to build a prosperous new economy in Michigan, one that expands opportunity by improving our health and environment. Specifically, the Institute promotes people-friendly, regional planning; healthy food from local farms; and Michigan's leadership in the new green-energy and clean-water economy.

Young Adults

Community Coalition for Youth
The mission of the Community Coalition for Youth is to facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of a data driven, comprehensive, community-wide program in a full continuum of care for all youth in Ingham County.

Ingham Change Initiative
Ingham Change Initiative’s Health & Child Welfare Work Group focuses on reducing environmental causes of health inequities.

Go Green! Go Lansing! Initiative
This Initiative is working to promote environmental and economic health for all those who live, work, and play in Greater Lansing. It represents a comprehensive effort to establish and promote a "green" ethic and raise awareness about environmental issues throughout the region's communities, businesses, and schools. In order to accomplish these goals, the Go Green! Go Lansing! Initiative is working to:

  • Make City facilities more energy efficient and less wasteful
  • Promote environmental education in schools
  • Raise environmental awareness among residents
  • Help industry and local businesses to become "greener"
  • Celebrate the amazing "green" successes that are taking place in Greater Lansing

The Land Use and Health Resource Team
The Land Use and Health Resource Team is a collaborative effort that involves planners, university faculty, business and public health officials. The purpose of the Team is to educate and engage the community regarding impacts of the built environment on health, and facilitate improvement through refinement and promotion of a green infrastructure vision.

Walk and Bike Lansing!
Walk and Bike Lansing! is a campaign to engage and mobilize Lansing residents, businesses, and others to make Lansing an accessible and walk and bike friendly city.

Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council
The Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC) is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to improving the environment and quality of life by raising environmental consciousness and activism. Mid-MEAC provides individuals and communities concrete and practical ways to help the environment. Programs focus on river protection, trails and greenways/ green transportation, and sustainable business.

Greenways Initiative
Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance is a non-profit organization that fosters and facilitates the creation of an interconnected statewide system of trails and greenways for recreation, health, transportation, economic development and environmental/cultural preservation purposes.

Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities
Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities (GLACC) is a coalition of stakeholders working to achieve cleaner air and energy security in mid-Michigan through alternative fuel and vehicle usage, and fuel economy practices. Stakeholders include fleets, corporations, nonprofit organizations, utilities, local governments, and individuals – anyone interested in ways cleaner fuels, vehicles, and practices can improve our air quality and energy security.