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About the Project


The Michigan Clean Energy Leaders Project is a community of young clean energy leaders from across Michigan from different backgrounds, professions, and perspectives.


The Michigan Clean Energy Leaders Project seeks to build a generation of clean energy leaders in Michigan that is diverse, collaborative, and deeply interconnected. Such a community will develop new leaders, help attract and retain talented young professionals, and create a practical community to help drive growth in the clean energy economy now and for decades to come.


MCEL was originally supported by E2, a program of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), through a generous grant from Barry Sternlicht, Founder of 1 Hotels and CEO & Chairman of Starwood Capital Group. For more information, please email

Environmental Entrepreneurs, a program of NRDC, is a national, nonpartisan group of business owners, investors and others who advocate for policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment.