The Rapidian

WMEAC

WMEAC works with the community to protect natural resources, mitigate climate impacts

by GRTV (GRTV)

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Bill Wood, Executive Director of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) discusses some of the programs and services WMEAC is involved with, and offers some tips for community...

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Organizations partner with community to vitalize Roosevelt Park

by WMEAC (WMEAC)

Submitted 06-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

What started out as a dream for a park with public art turned into a reality on May 21st when Friends of Grand Rapids Parks installed a vibrant mural in Roosevelt Park, an urban green space near the intersection of Clyde Park and Granville Avenue....

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River restoration working through permitting process

by WMEAC (WMEAC)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

By Nicholas Occhipinti The Grand River is held in the public trust as a water body of the people of the State of Michigan and the United States. As such, any alteration, particularly one as large and impactful as the proposed Grand River...

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Kent County Drain Commissioner's seat open

by WMEAC (WMEAC)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

By: Rachel Hood  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...

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Honorees announced for the fifth annual Women and the Environment Symposium

by WMEAC (WMEAC)

Submitted 02-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) has announced the recipients of the Environmental Hidden Heroine Awards. The awards will be presented during the fifth annual Women and the Environment Symposium....

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Catalyst Radio: WMEAC takes action for a better environment.

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-18-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio features the local long-standing nonprofit West Michigan Environmental Action Council.  WMEAC has served as the...

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WMEAC co-founder inducted into Hall of Fame

by CeNique Yeldell (Yeldellc)

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The late Dr. Willard Wolfe, co-founder of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), has been inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame. The 4th annual ceremony took place on May 20 at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Each year...

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WMEAC presents first "Blue Tie Ball" to support water protection

by Brittney Whipple (whippleb)

Submitted 04-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

This year's Earth Day Celebration, the Blue Tie Ball, will be held on April 21 from 6-10 p.m. at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids. The event aims to raise awareness and funds that will support WMEAC's efforts to protect water. Tickets are $60...

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Downtown bars work toward sustainability with zero waste initiative

by CeNique Yeldell (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

“We rely on our environment to supply and support every single thing we do. Without a healthy environment, everything suffers,” says Autumn Sands, sustainability coordinator of BarFly Ventures and recent recipient of the Woman of Hope...

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4th annual Women and Environment Symposium explores environmental justice issues, solutions

by CeNique Yeldell (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-23-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium hosted by  the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and Grand Valley State University aspires to educate, to inspire and to motivate participants to act. This year’s theme centered...

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