Land Use Lunches

Mid-MEAC Land Use Lunch Series

Land Use Lunches are held on the first Fridays between September and June and are sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council. 

Join Mid-MEAC for a monthly buffet lunch to learn about important land use issues in our community. We invite local experts to talk about topics ranging from building methods to planning to local projects. If you have a topic that you'd like to present on or suggest for a future Land Use Lunch, please contact the Land Use Lunch Coordinator, Liz Harrow at


Land Use Lunches are usually held at the Michigan Environmental Council, 602 W Ionia Street, Lansing, MI 48933. Please enter from the parking lot entrance. If there's a venue change, we'll let you know in our monthly email!


We encourage you to use public transportation, carpool, walk or bike to our Land Use Lunches. If you need to park a vehicle, MEC has a parking lot on the west side of the building.

2014 - 2015 Land Use Lunch Dates

  • May 2, 2014
  • June 6, 2014            Mid-MEAC's Smart Commute Challenge Kickoff, Commuting Tips
  • September 5, 2014    Gil White, Realtor, Lighter Quicker Cheaper Placemaking
  • October 3, 2014        Matt Fechter, DEQ, New Recycling Laws
  • November 7, 2014     Eric Scorsone, MSU, The Economics of Detroit's Recovery
  • December 5, 2014     Joe Maguire, Wolverine Development, Rehab and Reuse of Buildings 
  • January 9, 2015        Mark Grebner, Politico, The Sclerotic Local Government System*
  • February 6, 2015       Margaret Kalcim. UofM, Effect of Farming on Our Lakes
  • March 6, 2015          Brandon Dyer, Eaton County's Environmental Commission
  • April 10, 2015*        TBD
  • May 1, 2015            TBD
  • June 5, 2015           TBD

*The April 2015 Land Use Lunch will be held on the second Friday of the month, April 10th*

Sponsers for Land Use Lunch

Mid-MEAC is seeking sponsors for our Land Use Lunch series. We have nine lunches each year plus summer field trips. Individuals, organizations and businesses are invited to underwrite the cost of this important business networking series. Sponsorship packages and include:

One Time Sponsor: $250

  • Sponsor a month of your choice
  • Option of introducing the speaker(s)
  • Featured content on website, e-newsletter, Twitter & Facebook


Summer Field Trip Sponsor:  $500

  • Sponsor one summer field trip
  • Introduce speaker(s)
  • Featured on website, e-newsletter, Twitter & Facebook

Annual Sponsor:  $2,500

  • Sponsor all ten monthly lunches
  • Introduce all speakers
  • Host one lunch at your location with input on topics
  • Featured on website, e-newsletter, Twitter & Facebook

For more information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeremy Orr at
(517) 292-3078 or via email at