COALITION IN THE NEWS

We are advocating for Grand Rapids to achieve community-wide carbon neutrality by 2030, prioritizing equity and climate justice. See coverage related to our efforts, below.

October 2022 showcase of a carbon neutral home by Samantha Jacques of 13 On Your Side. Coalition volunteers supported this story.

March 2022, Interview with Rev. Richard Killmer, co-chair of GRCC, about the latest International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report

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Richard Killmer: Glasgow announcements could help protect grandchildren from facing major climate disasters

Holland Sentinel

November 25, 2021

Two significant announcements at the UN climate summit in Glasgow will likely play a huge role as the nations of the world make the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions they promised by 2030.

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Climate change disproportionately impacts minorities

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November 4, 2021

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Grand Rapids Climate Coalition holds march urging for carbon neutrality

13 ON YOUR SIDE Staff

October 24, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Members and supporters of the Grand Rapids Climate Coalition marched for climate action Saturday afternoon in Ah-Nab-Awen Park.

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Grand Rapids Climate Coalition hosting climate march Saturday

FOX 17 News

Oct 23, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Climate Coalition is hosting a march and rally at Ah-Nab-Awen Park this morning to advocate against and discuss climate change. They're pushing for a community-wide plan that will result in carbon neutrality by 2030.

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Climate march Saturday will call on Grand Rapids leaders to do more

MLIVE

Oct. 22, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- About 300 people are expected at a climate march Saturday, calling on city leaders to take stronger steps to help halt and reverse climate change. 

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Climate march Saturday will call on Grand Rapids leaders to do more

MLIVE

October 22, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- About 300 people are expected at a climate march Saturday, calling on city leaders to take stronger steps to help halt and reverse climate change.

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Richard Killmer: A strong climate change bill needs your support

Holland Sentinel

September 24, 2021

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans live in a county hit by a weather disaster during the past three months. On top of that, 64 percent live in places that experienced a multi-day heat wave.

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Richard Killmer: Combatting the climate crisis, Michigan cities are creating hope for the future

Holland Sentinel

July 29, 2021

Climate change has plunged the Western U.S. into its worst drought in two decades. A record-breaking heat wave only made things worse.

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Successes in Climate Activism in West Michigan

WMEAC

July 9, 2021

In today’s world, it’s easy to focus on the negative effects of climate change, to see all the long road ahead to making a lasting change. However, it is crucial for the success of the climate movement to take a step back and celebrate what is going right, no matter how small.