Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Environmental Action Council'
Beginning with collecting thrown-out pop cans at an early age, Bill Wood never envisioned a career in environmentalism.
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
Christine Helms-Maletic will draw on neighborhood and nonprofit experience as WMEAC’s new board president.
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
Little steps, like replacing foam coffee cups, started WMEAC’s executive director on her career path.
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
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