Entries by WMEAC

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 […]

The WMEAC Summer Interns Want To Say Hello

Written by: Tessa Harvey This summer at WMEAC, seven interns have joined the WMEAC team to learn and help in five different positions. They find themselves arriving from different backgrounds and with different skills, but have a single important commonality: their passion for the planet. Being one of these interns […]

14th Annual Mayors’ Cleanup Expands

Written by: Tessa Harvey Each year, the Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup makes a big impact on the health of our local waterways. Nearly 1000 participants participate annually –picking up thousands of pounds of trash and recyclables from the banks of the Grand River and several tributaries. This year, we are […]