Earth Day Celebration


WMEAC Earth Day Celebration


April 23rd, 2014
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

The 2nd Annual WMEAC Earth Day Celebration at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park will feature great food, music from The Crane Wives, and speakers including Mayor George Heartwell, Past WMEAC Executive Director Roger Conner and Women of Hope Honoree Katie Fahey. To get your ticket for the event, please register here!


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Band: The Crane Wives - 


Mayor George Heartwell
Past WMEAC Executive Director Roger Conner
Women of Hope Honoree Katie Fahey


Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin
Spice Curry Tofu


Environmental Legacy Sponsor

Founders Brewing Company


Steward Sponsor

Meijer, Essence Group, Steelcase

Action Sponsor

5 Lakes Energy, Image Shoppe, Greener Grads

Green Sponsors

Exerience GR, Lott3Metz

WMEAC: Michigan needs land-use management, protection


WMEAC Intern Matt Kuczunski, is featured in Grand Haven Tribunes Community Columnist section. Article focuses on Land-use management in MI suburban areas. 

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Social media, old-fashioned hard work link up to stem GR flood


WMEAC's post-flood sandbagging efforts made it into Crain's Detroit Business. This article points out an interesting harmony between old-fashioned community work and new-fangled social media. 

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WMEAC leader: Flooding shows we need to invest in a ‘partnership’ with Mother Nature


MLive features WMEAC executive director Rachel Hood's guest article on this spring's historic flood and the lessons we should learn from it. 

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Save the rain


WZZM13 featured WMEAC's own Elaine Isely about rain barrels! Elaine had a chance to explain why rain barrels are helpful to the environment as well as how they benefit the homeowners who use them. 

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Panel discussion focuses on community gardening in Grand Rapids


The Rapidian references WMEAC's film series showing if "Urban Roots," a film about urban farming in Detroit. The movie sparked a community conversation. 

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West Michigan women come together to educate and inspire women to take action to protect our…

West Michigan women come together to educate and inspire women to take action to protect our environment and natural resources


MLive referenced our event on their website, explaining the main happenings and successes of the symposium.

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Aquinas Alumna Makes Sustainability Accessible, Affordable for the Community

Winter 2013

Aquinas College featured Anne Marie Hertl as a successful alumna. As the Energy Program Coordinator for WMEAC, she promoted the organization, the GR1K program, and BetterBuildings of Grand Rapids. 

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Solutions to local harbor struggles surfacing at state level


The Holland Sentinel quotes WMEAC’s Nick Occhipinti in response to State Representative Bob Genetski’s proposed bill that would use money from a trust fund for a one-time dredging in recreational harbors.

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GR1K’s subsidized home energy assessment: Could this red door make your house more green?


MLive reporter Matt Vande Bunte takes readers through the GR1K home assessment process. His own home was tested for energy efficiency with suprising results.

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GR1K grant extends timeline for subsidized home-energy assessments


MLive published a story announcing  the extension of the GR1K program. With the extension, the program will receive additional time and funding to reach more people inthe Grand Rapids area.

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