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Giving Tuesday 2023 - can you join our Stream?

Building communities, changing lives, transforming education.

In nature, we see the beauty of succession, where ecosystems evolve over time, each generation building upon the legacy of the last. As stewards of our environment, we too must invest in a sustainable future for the generations to come.


This Giving Tuesday, the SEMIS Coalition Leadership Team invites you to be a part of something truly special.


Thank you for helping us meet our goals in the SEMIS Coalition "Sustainers Stream" MATCH Challenge!


As I transition into the role of Senior Advisor on Special Projects in July 2024, I commit to donating $100 a month for the next fifteen years to support our collective future. 


Many of you have envisioned with us what the year 2038 may look like. Whether you can commit for one month, one year, or any duration you're able to, every contribution counts. Together let's create a legacy of positive change that endures for generations to come.


Thanks to the generosity of a group of passionate donors who have stepped up to meet me in this challenge, we have a $20,000 match funding pool to grow the dedicated members of our Sustainers Stream.


The SEMIS Coalition Sustainers Stream is a community of monthly donors committed to nurturing southeast Michigan's environment by providing ongoing, reliable support


Like the succession planning we see in nature, this circle embodies the idea that each generation builds upon the legacy of the last to create lasting change.


Every dollar you contribute as a monthly pledge will be matched, DOUBLING THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT FOR 6 MONTHS. 


A $50 a month pledge will show up as $300 on the Stream tracker, and a $100 a month turns into $600 on the Stream tracker.


The Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition is dedicated to creating a sustainable and equitable future for our region. We believe in the power of education and community engagement to grow positive change. Through our programs, we empower students, educators, and communities to become environmental stewards, advocates for justice, and leaders in sustainability.


Your support helps us:


  • Empower Tomorrow's Leaders Today: We work with students and educators to develop environmental literacy and leadership skills to ensure the next generation is equipped to address environmental challenges now and in the future. This is achieved through our Annual Learning Series and our in-school programs with students, teachers, and community partners.

  • Create Sustainable Communities: We partner with local communities to design and create sustainable programs that center the well-being of teachers and students. These programs are focused on water conservation, civic education, STEM-literacy, and crafting spaces where people of all ages can play and learn outdoors.

  • Promote Equity and Inclusion: We are committed to ensuring that all members of our community, regardless of background, have access to the resources and opportunities needed to participate in environmental decision-making and stewardship.

Here's how you can help.


Join the Sustainers Stream: By becoming a monthly donor, you'll provide ongoing, reliable support for our work, making a lasting impact on southeast Michigan's environment.


Spread the Word: Share our campaign with your friends, family, and social networks. The more people who join us, the closer we get to reaching the match.


Let's make this year end campaign a tremendous success and create a better, more sustainable future for Michigan and beyond.


Thank you for being a vital part of this journey to expand access to Place-Based Education to more young people and educators. Your support makes a world of difference. 


With gratitude,


Ethan Lowenstein and the SEMIS Coalition Leadership Team


P.S. Please watch my video message at the top of this page to learn more about my transition from the directorship role.


Donations are 100% tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law through our fiscal agent, the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. 

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Prefer to donate by check?

Make the check payable to the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, and mail to The SEMIS Coalition c/o GLSI, 8325 Troup Road, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

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