WMEAC, along with other organizations, gives a tour of community stormwater management project to Representative Peter Meijer

By: Sarah Barney Photos for this piece were submitted by Elaine Sterrett Isely from WMEAC, Rick Treur from Representative Meiher's office, and Raul Alverez from WellDesign Studio   West Michigan’s…

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PFAS in a Pandemic: How Rockford has Continued to Fight for Remediation Throughout COVID-19

By Sarah Gibes; Andrea Newell Contributed Research   When Sandy Wynn-Stelt first heard about contamination from Wolverine Worldwide in northern Kent County, she realized that the health of her family…

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COVID-19, Food Insecurity, and Vaccinations: Practical Solutions for Addressing Structural Inequality

Written by Sarah Gibes Structural social inequality continues to impede West Michigan’s environmental health and wellness. In order to create truly functional communities, it’s important for the environmental movement to…

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White Lake Area Climate Activists lead the City of Montague to declare a Climate Emergency

Written by Sarah Gibes; Photo courtesy Tamara Horne (Tamara Horne, left; Lori Heinz Coleman, right) When the White Lake Area Climate Action Council (WLACAC) first met, they connected through their…

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Investing in the Future: Sustainability and Parenting in the Pandemic

Written by Sarah Gibes; Photo Credit Carlos Calderon Tanya Cabala, WMEAC’s Lakeshore Outreach Organizer, started to notice how much waste she produced when she had her first child. “I was…

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The Environmental Movement Has to Include Uplifting BIPOC Communities

Written by Skyla Jewell-Hammie We are in an incredibly fragile time in our country. This past Wednesday, extreme political groups stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Their outrage comes…

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