Entries by Joshua Leffingwell

G. R. Ford Airport Responds to Community and Environmental Needs

In the fall of 2010, an issue regarding deicing fluid in stormwater runoff into local tributaries from Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) came to a head, as local residents voiced their concerns. Over the past six years, the airport has worked to resolve the problem while maintaining transparency and […]

PACE: Building Unused for 20 Years Gets a Green Makeover using PACE

This post was originally from the Energy Alliance Group’s blog and is used with their consent. A former industrial building, built in 1914 and unused for the past 20 years, is slated to be converted into “one of the most energy efficient affordable housing facilities” according to the project developer. Because […]

Calculating Stormwater Benefits in West Michigan

WMEAC has received a grant to develop an online calculator that will be used to determine the economic and environmental benefits of installing stormwater related green infrastructure (GI) in Grand Rapids and Muskegon. Recently, WMEAC was awarded $99,810 from the United States Forest Service through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, […]

Stormwater Calculator – Request for Proposal

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) is soliciting proposals from qualified and experienced individuals, teams, or organizations for the programming and design of a web-based online calculator and mobile application. With an award from the United States Forest Service through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, WMEAC is working with […]

Women and the Environment Symposium Honors Hidden Heroines

The 4th Annual Women and the Environment Symposium, co-hosted by WMEAC and GVSU’s Women’s Center, brought together professionals, students, and concerned citizens throughout West Michigan to explore the intersection of women’s issues and environmental concerns. One goal of the Women and the Environment Symposium was to recognize several women’s achievements […]