The Rapidian

West Michigan Environmental Action Council

Catalyst Radio: WMEAC talks watersheds, pipelines, environmental conservation

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s (WMEAC) Executive Director, Bill Wood, talks with host, Cindy Kamp, about initiatives to protect local watersheds, shut down Line 5, and encourage environmental conservation. WMEAC celebrates...

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Organizations partner with community to vitalize Roosevelt Park

by (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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WMEAC co-founder inducted into Hall of Fame

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

by (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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GRPS Partners with WMEAC for Teach for the Watershed Program

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

In an initiative to expand environmental education, Grand Rapids Public Schools and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council are collaborating to integrate the Teach for the Watershed program into the GRPS curriculum. The program, which is...

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Mayor wins Climate Protection Award for Grand Rapids

by (mcolborn)

Submitted 07-09-2012 under NEWS

Mayor George Heartwell’s heart for the people of Grand Rapids and his view that caring for the environment is a matter of morals catapulted the city to the top honor as 2012 US Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Award Winner for...

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WMEAC's "You Are Here" campaign kicks off

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 06-27-2012 under NEWS

On Tuesday, a "who’s who" of local environmentalists, politicians, and community members attended the public launch of West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC)’s You Are Here Campaign, held at The Rapid Operations...

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A Watershed Moment: High hopes for 2012 Grand River GreenUp

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 04-16-2012 under NEWS

Grand Rapids-based West Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Grand Haven Jaycees will host the 2nd Annual Grand River GreenUp this Saturday, April 21 at Riverside Park in Robinson Township from 9 a.m. to noon. Last year...

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A Watershed Moment: Grand Rapids, a leader in sustainability

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 04-05-2012 under NEWS

In this installment of "A Watershed Moment", the Director of Energy and Sustainability for the city of Grand Rapids talks about the 2010 Grand Rapids Sustainability Plan. According to Haris Alibasic, the plan makes Grand Rapids...

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A Watershed Moment: Stormwater management in Grand Rapids

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 03-23-2012 under NEWS

Before Michigan was settled, natural drainage created many wetlands in the state. As inhabitants came, water was drained in order to avoid disease and make room for arable land. This was done by building straight and deep ditches which swiftly moved...

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