WEST MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION COUNCIL EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Rating: 5 stars 2 reviews
Location: 1007 Lake Dr Se Grand Rapids MI 49506 USA
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Under the leadership of Executive Director Rachel Hood, West Michigan Environmental Action Council has begun to take a leadership role in the environmental community in Michigan. Rachel has made the organization stronger financially, and has been able to add two staff positions this year. The new Communications and Member Services position allows us to more effectively communicate and mobilize our membership, while the Policy and Community Activism position will allow us to promote environmentally friendly policies on the local, state, and national level. WMEAC has hired two fine and talented individuals to fill the new positions.
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Among other things, WMEAC has helped protect local parks. WMEAC is lobbying to protect, preserve, and enhance our local watersheds, and recently removed 15,700 lbs of trash from the Grand River. WMEAC is lobbying for more oversite of our pipelines after Enbridge spilled almost 1 million gallons of oil into the Grand River.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
increase the funding. In Michigan, regulatory bodies are being defunded, and our environmental protections are in danger. The more funding we have, the more we can mobilize those who care about our state and our environment.
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Under fresh leadership, WMEAC is picking up issues of water and land that will help to guide the Great Lake Region into a more sustainable future.
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