Entries by WMEAC

A Rind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Written by: Bennett Slavsky It is a common misconception that composting is a dirty process that will create a stench in the neighborhood and lure raccoons and other vermin to your yard. In reality, when practiced correctly, composting is a clean, easy, and odorless process that will not only benefit […]

ArtPrize 9 Recap: Sustainable Art Must-Sees

WMEAC Water Fellow, Natalie Henley, did an inventory of ArtPrize 9 works that confront environmental issues. This is the last weekend of Art Prize 9, and we encourage you to visit these pieces, either in person or online, and learn more about them. These talented artists have brought the environmental world into […]

On lead exposure in Kent County

Written by: Tessa Harvey In the wake of the years-long struggle between the residents of Flint, MI and their city officials, lead poisoning – in service pipes, in soil, and in the form of lead dust– has taken place as common phrase in the mouths of Michigan communities. For members […]

Teach for the Watershed program sees huge growth, looks to future

Written by: Tessa Harvey In 2008, an effort to facilitate and involve local students and classrooms in environmental education was born. Today, that program is known as Teach for the Watershed. Then, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council program focused on middle school-aged students, with activities both indoors and outdoors. […]

Exploring the Heart of the City and Fish Ladder Park

Written by: Tessa Harvey I’m approaching my last day here as an eco-journalism intern at WMEAC. I’ve loved every part of it, and learned more than I expected. Somehow, in my time here, I’ve made friends, strengthened my reporting skills, and formed a greater appreciation for Michigan’s environment than I […]

Quiz: Test Your Recycling Knowledge

Written by: Malory Maletic and Tessa Harvey How much do you really know about the facts, figures, and stats of recycling? Test your knowledge with this quiz, and check out the answer guide at the bottom for more information.   ANSWER GUIDE: Styrofoam often has a recycling symbol and a […]