Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Environmental Action Council'


Nonprofit flows into 50th year

West Michigan Environmental Action Council hones in on fighting water pollution.

March 23, 2018
Polluted water is top of mind for many Michigan residents right now, but not everyone understands the myriad factors that can cause it, according to a local nonprofit. Read More

ArtPrize provides resources for sustainability

Waste management resources available for venues during 19-day art festival.

August 18, 2017
ArtPrize Nine could draw as large a crowd as it has in previous years, and the possible increase in visitors is likely to cause an increase in waste. Read More

Inside Track: An environmentalist at heart

Beginning with collecting thrown-out pop cans at an early age, Bill Wood never envisioned a career in environmentalism.

April 21, 2017
Bill Wood started picking up pop cans from the side of the road when he was only 4 or 5 years old in hopes of “becoming rich” from the deposit refund. Read More

Street Talk: The long blue thread

Center stage.

May 6, 2016
The former executive director of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council is running for political office — not because she wants to but because that’s the way the system works. Read More

Nonprofit produces Blue Tie Ball

April 19, 2016
A local environmental nonprofit is hosting its Blue Tie Ball in town on Wednesday night. Read More

Inside Track: Change catalyst brings vision to fruition in Midtown

Christine Helms-Maletic will draw on neighborhood and nonprofit experience as WMEAC’s new board president.

June 20, 2014
Christine Helms-Maletic likes to spend her Saturdays enjoying the Midtown neighborhood she and her husband, Tim Maletic, and their two teenage daughters, Malory and Lauren, call home. Read More

Inside Track: Rachel Hood leads fight for a sustainable community

Little steps, like replacing foam coffee cups, started WMEAC’s executive director on her career path.

July 26, 2013
The first known incident of advocacy in the life of one of West Michigan’s most influential environmental voices occurred when she was in 8th grade. Read More

Street Talk: Water, water everywhere — and lots of sandbags, too

Voice over.

April 26, 2013
Last week’s unprecedented 1,500-volunteer sandbag effort in support of the city of Grand Rapids’ Environmental Services Department was essentially organized over the course of a one-story stair climb following Mayor George Heartwell’s first emergency press conference at City Hall, and later deployed from the back of a speaker hall. Read More