Entries by Joshua Leffingwell

You May be Eligible for a New Septic System!

Are you a Kent County Homeowner, that is looking to make home improvements—to one or more of the following: structural repairs, electrical, heating, accessibility modifications, plumbing, energy conservation or septic systems—you may be eligible for a 0% interest loan through the Housing Rehabilitation Program…that’s literally free money. WMEAC is especially […]

Celebrate Earth Day by giving back with WMEAC!

It’s that time of the year again—Celebrate Earth Day with the WMEAC at the second annual Blue Tie Ball. Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks and water protection. Share your passion for preserving one of Michigan’s most precious resources. Enjoy dinner featuring local, fresh cuisine from Kangaroo Kitchen, […]

7 reasons not to miss the Women and the Environment Symposium this year!

This year marks the 5th annual Women and the Environment Symposium (W&E) hosted by the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC). In collaboration with the Grand Valley State University’s Women’s Center, WMEAC will bring some of the biggest names in Environmental and Climate Justice to Grand Rapids this February to […]

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, […]