West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and Sierra Club Michigan Chapter will host a luncheon and forum with the Sierra Club’s Aaron Mair on Friday, November 8 at the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation, part of a nationwide tour engaging civic, labor, business, environmental justice and educational leaders in developing a shared vision for a clean, green and just economy.
Mair is an epidemiological-spatial analyst with the New York State Department of Health and the first African American President of the Sierra Club. He was elected to the national Sierra Club’s Board of Directors in 2014 and as its president in 2015. Throughout his tenure with the Club, Mair has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to grassroots action, environmental justice, and transforming the culture of the Sierra Club to make it — in his words — “a more welcoming environment to all people, regardless of their race or socio-economic status.”
Mair’s energizing talk will discuss environmental justice, diversity in the environmental movement, community revitalization, and the national policy movement commonly known as the Green New Deal.
WMSBF November Forum: Green New Deal Friday, November 8 12 pm to 1:30 pm (Doors open at 11:30 am) Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation 1530 Madison Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507 $17 online / $22 at event Members $25 online / $30 at event Non-members