The WMEAC Organization

west michigan environmental action council

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) has been West Michigan’s preeminent resource for environmental education and advocacy since 1968. Founded by a diverse group of concerned citizens and organizational stakeholders, WMEAC is a non-profit, 501C3 organization uniquely positioned to respond to emerging issues and new threats to West Michigan’s natural and human ecologies, strategically focused on building sustainable communities and protecting water resources.

Our service area includes the eight-county West Michigan region: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa, with primary emphasis on the Grand Rapids, Holland and Muskegon metropolitan areas.


WMEAC’s mission is to work collaboratively alongside our diverse community to educate, engage, and advocate for environmental values, environmental and climate justice, and a healthy and resilient community for all.


The communities of West Michigan have equitable access to resources to advocate and lead for a future that accords with the principles of environmental and climate justice.


Inform, engage and nurture an inclusive community acting together to protect natural resources, mitigate climate impacts and build a resilient West Michigan.

Evidence-based strategies that are researched and critiqued in open dialogue

Inclusive decision-making that creates trust and cooperation among diverse individuals, organizations and communities

The power of volunteers and the strength of collaboration to create positive change

Honesty and integrity

Connecting environmentally concerned citizens with innovative and effective solutions

our building

WMEAC is located in the East Hills neighborhood in Grand Rapids. We are housed in a building that was recognized by the US Green Building Council as its first Double Gold LEED certified building. Our office space serves as a demonstration site for green building practices, sustainable interior design, energy efficiency and stormwater management. Our office space has an ecological footprint 90% smaller than that of a comparable office space. We have reduced our energy consumption by 51%. Contact us if you would like to make an appointment to tour our facility!

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