City of Clare recognized for green leadership – The Morning Sun

The City of Clare is one of 44 counties, cities, townships and villages recognized for environmental leadership for their participation in Michigan’s annual Green Communities Challenge.

Communities completed actions in 2021 related to energy efficiency, climate adaptation and resilience, recycling, environmental justice, and more.

Ten communities received bronze certification, 12 received silver certification and 22 received gold certification.

“Michigan communities are frontline leaders and innovators in improving air and water quality, embracing clean energy, adapting to climate change, and ensuring that residents live in healthy environments with safe drinking water,” said EGLE Director Liesl Clark.

“The Michigan Green Communities program guides and accelerates the efforts of Michigan communities who are leading the charge to build an environmentally friendly, sustainable and prosperous future for our state.”

The 44 communities and their certification levels are as follows:


bay town

Township of Calvin

City of Kalamazoo

City of Grandville

Grosse Pointe City Park

City of Livonia

City of Madison Heights

City of Plymouth

Monroe County

Township of Williamstown


City of Birmingham

City of Claire

City of Grand Haven

Town of Ludington

Town of Northville

Town of Royal Oak

City of Sterling Heights

City of Westland

Township of Northville

Oakland County

Village of Milford

Township of West Bloomfield Charter


Canton Canton

City of Ann Arbor

Town of Battle Creek

City of Berkley

Town of East Lansing

Town of Ferndale

City of Grand Blanc

City of Grand Rapids

city ​​of holland

City of Lansing

City of Marquette

City of Novi

Town of Petoskey

Town of Portage

Town of Rockford

City of Ypsilanti

Delhi Charter Township

Township of Delta Charter

Township of Meridian

Township of Orion

Township of Pittsfield Charter

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Michigan Green Communities is a network of local government employees and officials designed to:

-Promote and facilitate peer-to-peer learning and sharing to support innovative solutions for the community
durability and habitability.

-Recognize communities for their achievements in sustainable development.

– Promote Michigan’s leadership role in environmental stewardship and green economic development.

-Improve Michigan’s economic competitiveness in the 21st century global green economy.

-Develop and share world-class models that will reduce costs and increase business activity in our communities and drive world-class research, development and commercialization of breakthrough green technologies, products and processes.

The Michigan Green Communities (MGC) program is open to all local governments in Michigan at no cost. MGC is a sustainability networking, benchmarking and technical assistance program. It guides and supports communities in adapting to climate change, protecting infrastructure, improving the quality of life for residents, and creating a more environmentally and economically sustainable future for the State of Michigan. .

Michigan Green Communities is supported by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy; the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Michigan Counties Association; the Michigan Municipal League; and the Michigan Townships Association.

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