UPEC Livestreams: Keeping you connected with the UP environment

Our three series of livestreams, co-hosted by Board President Horst Schmidt and Vice President Evan Zimmermann, keep you up-to-date with environmental issues facing the Upper Peninsula.

  • “This Is It!”: The latest on important UP environmental concerns

  • “The Energy Show”: Current issues and future transformations in how the UP gets and uses energy

  • “Let’s Talk”: Building sustainable communities in the UP

You can view recordings of the livestreams anytime on the UPEC YouTube channel.

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UPEC’s “This Is It!” livestream interactive conversation, held on June 27, 2020, explored new bipartisan legislation that could transform recycling and waste reduction in Michigan. Horst Schmidt and Evan Zimmermann, president and vice president of UPEC, respectively, hosted the livestream and presented the latest news on Michigan’s waste problems, past and present, and a recent bipartisan legislative move to address them. They’ll were joined by Sean Hammond, the policy director at the Michigan Environmental Council, who relayed what he has been working on during the past five years to change our waste to resources — bringing Michigan into the 21st century.

Jim Olson, Founder and President of the group FLOW (For Love Of Water), and Joe Kaplan of Common Coast Research & Conservation.  Olson will discuss issues surrounding Enbridge Energy’s Line 5, a major oil and gas pipeline that crosses the length of the Upper Peninsula, passes through the Straits of Mackinac on the lakebed, and continues through the Lower Peninsula to Sarnia, Ontario.  Kaplan will talk about the potential dangers large-scale solar farms pose to migrating birds.



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