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SORT stations help WMEAC, ArtPrize divert waste from landfill

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 09-11-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

When ArtPrize 10 begins on September 19, 2018, thousands of visitors and art lovers will descend upon downtown Grand Rapids. These visitors and onlookers will buy food, snacks and beverages to help satisfy their hunger and quench their thirst as...

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Grand River Water Festival combines musical entertainment, discussion of water protection

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 06-20-2018 under NEWS

The ninth annual Grand River Water Festival, an educational and musical event centered around the appreciation of water and its necessity to our lives, will take place this Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Riverside Park. The event will feature...

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WMEAC to host fourth annual Blue Tie Ball

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 04-19-2018 under NEWS

One of the top political issues impacting Michigan today has to do with water. Whether it be the ongoing Flint water crisis, the controversial Enbridge pipeline Line 5, the permit for Nestlé bottling water from the state’s groundwater supply,...

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

by (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 (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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