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Resident Ecological Education

Resident Ecological Education

Program: Catalyst Leadership Circle Fellowship
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Meridian Township has ambitious sustainability goals, including a range of ecological projects. Many residents are already engaged in this work, volunteering their time with the township and pursuing projects of their own. However, increasing resident engagement will allow Meridian to tackle more, larger projects, so the CLC Fellow created two educational campaigns: one about plants native to Meridian Township and one about keeping lakes and shorelines healthy. These campaigns are built around actions residents can take, and are delivered as three pieces of monthly content: a printable pamphlet; a social media post; and an article for the Green Gazette, a local ecological newsletter. The content of these educational campaigns is directly applicable to communities near Meridian Township and is designed to be easily adapted for different locations.

  • Location: Meridian Township, MI
  • Project Team: Sam Fleckenstein (Fellow), University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability; LeRoy Harvey (Mentor), Meridian Township; Alexandra Haddad (Technical Advisor), University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute
  • Project Presentation (PDF)
  • Project Deliverable: Resident Ecological Education (PDF)