The League of Women Voters promotes informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy at the local, state and national levels. The League is nonpartisan and never supports or opposes political parties or candidates, although we do take positions on issues. Membership is open to men and women over the age of 16.
The film looks at how women are treated in the United States today by following both real life stories and precedent setting legal cases and presents a case for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Directed by Kamala Lopez, the film won the Audience Award at the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival.
This event is free to the public, thanks to generosity of the following sponsors: League of Women Voters Leelanau County, Women Lawyers Association, Zonta Club of Leelanau, Womenable, Women's Circle, Dana "Sam" Getsinger and Paula Kemler.
A Solar Harvest Tour will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm in Leelanau County. The event organized by the League of Women Voters Leelanau County has stops at eleven locations highlighting an array of solar installations. Docents will be at all locations to answer questions on the cost and payback of installing solar energy units. The goal of the event is to familiarize participants with residential, business, farm and school applications of this increasingly competitive way of generating electricity that reduces reliance carbon emitting fossil fuels. The tracking, ground, and/or roof arrays are open for public inspection. A solar cooking unit will also be demonstrated at Leelanau Cheese. A For more details call 386-5680. The event is free.
Solar Harvest Tour Locations!! In Northport ---- Northport Creek Golf Course at 355 West 8th Street, a tracking and adjustable ground arrays.
DeFors Home at 12375 North Shores Court, a roof array.
Gale Home at 301 West 3rd Street, a garage top unit with car charger.
Garthe Farm at 9691 East Seth Road, an adjustable ground array.
Northport Schools at Nagonaba & High Street, a tracking array that is part of a Northport student's "Senior Project".
In Lake Leelanau ----Abbott-Hauser Home at 6339 East Horn, an adjustable ground array.
In Suttons Bay ----Wachs Home at 2625 Cherry Tree Lane, a roof top array
Suttons Bay's Leelanau Cheese at 3324 S. West Bay Shore Drive, an adjustable ground array and demonstration of a solar cooking project.
In Cedar----Wheadon Home at 3044 S. Good Harbor Trail, an adjustable ground array.
In Elmwood Township----Brengman Brothers Crain Hill Vineyards at 9720 S. Center Hwy, a tracking array.
In Solon Township---Light of Day Organics at 3502 E. Traverse Hwy, roof and adjustable ground arrays.
Following is the current status.
WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED INVOLVEMENT AT KASSON AND BINGHAN TOWNSHIP
First and foremost, second only to Keweenaw County, Leelanau County has the most shoreline along Lake Michigan of all Michigan Counties. There is no one better to send this important message to our representatives than our Township and Villages.
The Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the world's fresh, available surface water; are a drinking water source for 40 million people; and sustain agriculture, fishing, shipping and industry within its bordering states. One of every five jobs in Michigan depends on the quality and quantity of the Lakes' fresh water. Billions of tourism dollars rest on the image of "Pure Michigan." There is consensus that the Straits would be the worst possible place for an oil spill in the Great Lakes.
Time for unwavering trust in the "fox to guard the chicken house" is over. Line 5 carries crude oil and other hazardous materials under the Straits of Mackinac. Enbridge has a poor track record that includes 1,244 spills. A rupture near Kalamazoo in 2010 allowed almost one million gallons of tar sands oil to leak from an Enbridge pipeline for 17 hours before being shut down.
Your township or village will not be alone in passing such a resolution. Over 50 local Michigan governmental communities and the 35 federally-recognized tribes that have called for the immediate closure of Enbridge Line 5, and the list is growing.
We live here because we love the water. We are also entrusted to protect it. Protection of Michigan's water supplies and resources is best accomplished by prevention rather than an after the fact clean up. This is a message that your Township or Village can send to Lansing that will only cost a postage stamp but could save Leelanau County many tourism dollars.