Local & State Organizations

west michigan environmental action council

West Michigan Environmental Action Council

West Michigan Environmental Action Council has been West Michigan’s preeminent resource for environmental education and advocacy since 1968. Founded by a diverse group of concerned citizens and organizational stakeholders, WMEAC is a non-profit, 501C3 organization uniquely positioned to respond to emerging issues and new threats to West Michigan’s natural and human ecologies, strategically focused on building sustainable communities and protecting water resources.

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Michigan Recycling Coalition

Michigan Recycling Coalition

The Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) represents recycling and composting interests statewide. The Coalition is a recognized authority on waste reduction, beneficial utilization, recycling, and composting through the experience of its Staff and Committees.

The MRC was started almost 30 years ago by a group of passionate individuals who shared a vision to advance resource conservation issues in our great state. It is governed by a 15 member Board of Directors representing public, private and nonprofit agencies across Michigan. The MRC's work is carried out by a variety of committees and staff.

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Muskegon Area Earth Week

Muskegon Area Earth Week

Join us for a wonderful week filled with events that educate, inspire and encourage acts for change to benefit our community and our earth.

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Muskegon Area Sustainability Coalition

Muskegon Area Sustainability Coalition

Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the world today and assure that future generations will have the resources and ability to meet their needs. Sustainability is an integrated focus of assuring economic prosperity, minimizing the negative impact of human activity on the environment and the promotion of social equity - a combination of core values referred to as the 'triple bottom line' and recognized pathway to community success.

Following the example of leading communities elsewhere, and with a growing awareness of the importance of the principle of Sustainability in planning for the future of the Muskegon area, the participating members of the Muskegon Area Sustainability Coalition come together as a body of community leaders with a common goal of advancing the principles of Sustainability throughout Muskegon County.

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Michigan Farmers Markets Association

Michigan Farmers Markets Association

The Michigan Farmers Market Association works with and for farmers market organizers, managers, farmers, vendors and friends to create a thriving marketplace for local food and farm products.

In the last ten years, the number of farmers markets in Michigan has grown from around 90 in 2001 to more than 300 today. This growth makes our work more important than ever.

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West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission

West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission

The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission is a federal and state designated regional planning and development agency serving 120 local governments in Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties. WMSRDC is also responsible for the management and administration of the homeland security program for the counties of Clare, Ionia, Isabella, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa. WMSRDC is also the planning agency for the metropolitan transportation planning (MPO) program for Muskegon and Northern Ottawa Counties.

The mission of the Commission is to promote and foster regional development in West Michigan through cooperation amongst local governments and other regional partners. WMSRDC provides services and manages and administers programs in homeland security, transportation planning, economic development, environmental planning, community development, local government services, and other special projects.

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Muskegon County Environmental Coordinating Council

Muskegon County Environmental Coordinating Council

Promoting cooperation between government, community groups, regulators and local business throughout Muskegon County.

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Green Network for the White Lake Area

Green Network for the White Lake Area

In the last year and a half, the Green Network for the White Lake Area has been working quietly, but steadily to move the White Lake area in a positive new direction – toward sustainability. Sustainability is not a commonly known term, but it is one that is being increasingly used in many places to explain how economic, environmental, and social goals are all connected and need to be focused on, so the way we live today does not compromise the quality of life for future generations.

The group is focused on three goals:

  • Educating on sustainability
  • Implementing sustainability, and
  • Promoting a sustainable ethic that is visible to residents and visitors.
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West Michigan Green Building Council

West Michigan Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council is a committee-based, member-driven, consensus-focused non-profit founded in 1993 that currently represents over 17,000 companies and organizations. The USGBC – West Michigan Chapter, organized in 2004, is one of 70 chapters that operate as licensed separate non-profits across the United States.

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