On today’s episode we hear from Heidi Hollenbach and David O’Donnell of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, who discuss the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA).
The West Michigan AWMA is a non-profit and non-profit organization for professionals that promotes the education of environmental topics, local proposals, and legislation. With a focus on professional outreach, the West Michigan Chapter is comprised of representatives from multiple facets, such as the education, legal, and industry sectors. There is also a young professionals program for students and those who want to grow in their career.
The main goal is to educate and inform professionals in the region on environmental topics, beyond just air quality.“Industry definitely wants to do the right thing…they are part of this organization to help them do that and have a lot of integrity and do the best they can,” says Hollenbach. The hope is for professionals to bring their newly learned information and ideas back to their industry and workplace.
“The Air and Waste Management Association is really one of the premier professional organizations in Michigan for providing a forum for people who are active professionals and people who may be considering this as a profession, working as an environmental professional,” says O’Donnell.
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“A Watershed Moment” is a weekly radio program focused on environmental news and happenings in West Michigan, plus solutions for living a greener life. Broadcast on WYCE-FM 88.1 on Tuesdays at 8:30am and 5:30pm, this program is produced by Grand Rapids Community Media Center and West Michigan Environmental Action Council.