ENVIRO-MICH is the virtual gathering place for Michigan
environmentalists and conservationists on the Internet.
ENVIRO-MICH is sponsored by the Sierra Club-Mackinac Chapter as a
service to the citizen environmental and conservation movement in
Michigan. The purpose of ENVIRO-MICH is to promote the goals of
Michigan's environmental, conservation and citizen's grass roots
The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) is a
supportive participant in the establishment of ENVIRO-MICH. MEC intends
to contribute items for posting and urges that its member organizations
encourage their individual members to subscribe.
supporting these goals who has an Internet electronic mail address and
who abides by the rules of this mailing list may sign up for
ENVIRO-MICH is designed to provide rapid and
widespread dissemination and sharing of information in Michigan's
citizen environmental community. The most basic purpose of ENVIRO-MICH
is to promote citizen environmental activism, public visibility of
Michigan environmental issues and dissemination of political,
educational, governmental and scientific information on Michigan
Here are examples of the types of
information appropriate for dissemination on the ENVIRO-MICH Internet
- Alerts, political and electoral information and
background information on breaking Michigan environmental issues and
- Damage reports and the "latest outrages" from the
- Voting records for Michigan legislators
and the Michigan Congressional Delegation; requests from national
organizations for specific help with Michigan's Congressional
- Requests for help, information and other forms of
sharing and mutual assistance; efforts to foster coalition building and
outreach to Michigan citizens on Michigan environmental issues.
- Announcements of conferences and meetings by Michigan non-profit
organizations and citizen groups
- Educational and scientific
information about Michigan environmental/conservation issues, problems,
resources and controversies.
- Copies of news and media stories
on environmental and conservation issues in Michigan and news releases
from citizen organizations.
- Information about upcoming key
legislative and administrative agency decisionmaking in Michigan.
- Appropriate subject areas on ENVIRO-MICH include all traditional
and "Michigan-relevant" environmental protection and conservation
issues, including air, water, land, conservancy and trust efforts,
wilderness, forests, toxicants, waste, wetlands, energy conservation,
resource development and exploitation, transportation, urban
environment, sprawl, environmental justice, recycling, wildlife, Great
Lakes, public participation, public policy, law and litigation,
environmental activism and volunteerism, MDEQ/MDNR matters, Internet
environmental activism, promotion of non-profit environmental web
pages, conservation issues related to hunting, fishing and recreation.
Citizen activists, organizational members, MDNR/MDEQ public
servants, university faculty, labor and environmental justice
advocates, news media, students, consultants, industry, trade
associations, local government officials and the general public are all
encouraged to subscribe.
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"unmoderated" mailing list which means that any person who is
subscribed to the list may post a message to the entire list for
Controversy and discussion are
explicitly invited and encouraged, but extended and counterproductive
"flame wars" should be carried out privately and not on the list as a
Any person who posts a message to ENVIRO-MICH shall be
fully and solely responsible and liable for the content and accuracy of
any message posted. The Sierra Club, the Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
and Alex J. Sagady and Associates do not review, edit or subject
messages posted to ENVIRO-MICH to prior approval, and these entities
shall not be responsible for messages posted on ENVIRO-MICH by any
other person. A subscriber who posts unsubstantiated libelous material
defaming an individual in a matter that may cause or contribute to
litigation and who does not immediately provide substantiation will be
removed from the list permanently.
Persons who post
inappropriate, off-topic messages or profanity or engage in the
practice of "spamming" or other disruptive, inappropriate conduct on
the list are subject to removal from the list by the list owner, who is
Alex J. Sagady and Associates, Consultant to the Sierra Club, Mackinac
Please do not post copyrighted information on
Enviro-Mich. You can post an item which summarizes such information and
gives a URL location to inform others that such information exists.
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