Entries by WMEAC

Five Reasons to Volunteer at ArtPrize’s S.O.R.T. Stations

By Nate Slauer ArtPrize Eight kicked off this week, and you can get involved! WMEAC, the City of Grand Rapids, Kent County Department of Public Works, and ArtPrize teamed up to create a brand new initiative called S.O.R.T. (Separate, Organic, Recycling, Trash) Stations. The six S.O.R.T. Station located at Rosa Parks […]

A trip to the watershed

By Nate Slauer, Eco-Journalism Intern It was a sunny July morning in Huff Park with clear blue skies and not a cloud in sight. A group of five young students in matching white t-shirts bounded off the bus from the Grand Rapids Public Museum day camp. The group’s guides for the day […]

Kent County Drain Commissioner’s Seat Opens

Water infrastructure has been in the news over the last several years.  Climate change is putting unprecedented pressure on aging infrastructure, bringing with it stories and images of floods, sink holes and erosion.  In Michigan, Drain Commissioners play a crucial role managing water resources, moving water away from buildings and […]

Honoree Nomination for Women and the Environment Symposium

Coming this February, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), in collaboration with Grand Valley State University’s Women’s Center, will host their 5th Annual Women and the Environment Symposium. One of the many highlights of the symposium is the environmental heroine awards ceremony, where we recognize women for their environmental accomplishments […]