Applicant Criteria & Deadlines

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Participant Criteria

Participants must be:

    • Working or volunteering in the clean energy economy (including work on energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and other environmentally sustainable areas)
    • Working in, living in, and/or planning to move to Michigan
    • Able to attend retreats on the following dates:
      • May 14-17 at Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor, Michigan. Participants should arrive the evening of May 14 in Glen Arbor and depart at noon on Sunday
      • August 28-30 at Circle Pines Retreat Center in Delton, Michigan. Participants should arrive at noon on Friday and depart Sunday at noon

Preference will be given to applicants that are:

    • Between the ages of 21 and 35 (exceptions may be made)
    • Demonstrated leadership and/or expertise in Michigan’s clean energy economy
    • Creative with a strong desire to collaborate with others in the clean energy sector

*The final decision on selections will be based on the discretion of the MCEL team and Advisors. Selection will prioritize building a diverse community in every sense of the word.

Applications are due by 11:59pm March 8.

Participants will be notified of their selection by March 13.

While not required, nominations are strongly encouraged.