West Michigan Environmental Action Council has been West Michigan’s preeminent resource for environmental education and advocacy since 1968.  Founded by a diverse group of concerned citizens and organizational stakeholders, WMEAC is a non-profit, 501C3 organization uniquely positioned to respond to emerging issues and new threats to West Michigan’s natural and human ecologies, strategically focused on building sustainable communities and protecting water resources.

Our service area includes the eight-county West Michigan region:  Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa, with primary emphasis on the Grand Rapids, Holland and Muskegon metropolitan areas.


WMEAC is located in the East Hills neighborhood in Grand Rapids. We are housed in a building that was recognized by the US Green Building Council as its first Double Gold LEED certified building. Our office space serves as a demonstration site for green building practices, sustainable interior design, energy efficiency and stormwater management. Our office space has an ecological footprint 90% smaller than that of a comparable office space. We have reduced our energy consumption by 51%. You can make an appointment or stop by to tour our facility today!

West Michigan Environmental Action Council actively works to include the values of diversity and inclusiveness as part of our strategy to achieve our vision and mission. Our commitment to these values is demonstrated through training of all staff, cultivation of these principles, and on-going periodic review of our progress in strategies and the delivery of our programs and other services.