Take The MGC Challenge!

The MGC Challenge is an annual program that serves as a guide to help communities measure their progress towards sustainability. The Challenge is currently being updated for 2021. Click here to stay informed on the MGC Challenge coming in January 2022.


The Challenge includes several categories and each is comprised of several action items. Communities earn points by completing these action items and bonus points for reporting quantitative sustainability data. Participation is free and open to any local government in Michigan.


Click here to download the MGC Challenge action items.

Recognition Awards: Track your sustainability progress, see how you compare to other Michigan communities, and earn certification as either bronze, silver or gold community. Challenge participants earn a logo to display on your website and in print materials, are publicized at the annual awards conference and on the MGC website, and are included in a press release.

City of Ann Arbor
City of Battle Creek
City of Dearborn
City of East Lansing
City of Grand Rapids
City of Holland
City of Novi
City of Traverse City
Delhi Charter Township
Pittsfield Charter Township
City of Detroit
City of Ferndale
City of Petoskey
Clinton Charter Township
Charter Township of Delta
Charter Township of Meridian
City of Eaton Rapids
Village of Elk Rapids
City of Flint
City of Huntington Woods
City of Ithaca
City of Kalamazoo
City of Ludington
City of Northville
City of Rockford
City of Royal Oak
City of St. Joseph
City of Ypsilanti
Hartland Township
Monroe County
Village of Milford
Charter Township of W. Bloomfield
Charter Twp of Northville