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The Flint Institute of Music has its origin going back to 1917 and offers the community a wide array of music, dance, and theater through the Flint School of Performing Arts, Flint Symphony Orchestra, and Flint Youth Theatre. Annually more than 270,000 children and adults attend concerts and plays, receive instruction, or participate in other programming, both on the campus and through outreach activities. In addition to serving residents of Genesee County, people from throughout mid-Michigan take advantage of its high-quality programming and world-class performances. This grant will support ongoing efforts to provide opportunities for people of all ages and income levels to experience live music, dance, and theater performances, as well as receive instruction from experienced teachers in these same disciplines.
The Michigan Environmental Council, a statewide coalition of more than 70 organizations, will help staff and organize support for the Local Solutions Working Group of the RE-AMP Network, a network of over 150 organizations addressing climate change and clean energy issues in the Midwest. The working group is focused on building momentum for climate action at the local and metro regional scale. Specific activities will include: 1) tapping knowledge within the network to add capacity and deepen expertise on local solutions;
2) exploring and enhancing alignment with external groups and networks that work on local solutions; and 3) convening working group members to facilitate learning and exchange. Mott funds also will be used to organize and support a set of meetings among foundation representatives broadly interested in climate and energy work in Michigan and the Midwest more generally.
The Michigan Land Use Institute, headquartered in Traverse City, is working to make northwest Michigan a model of ecological and economic sustainability, particularly with respect to energy use and generation. With Mott support over the next two years, the institute will focus its efforts to expand solar deployment and increase participation in energy efficiency programs in the Traverse City area. The institute also will share best practices and lessons learned through a variety of means including original journalism and networking activities.
Fueling Positive Change in the Motor City
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