Native Detroiters earn state’s top environmental awards

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Matt Cullen, principal at Rock Ventures, CEO of JACK Entertainment and former GM executive, has been named the recipient of Michigan's highest environmental award in recognition of his instrumental role in the sustainable revitalization of downtown Detroit. Cullen is joined by Mark Covington, founder of the Georgia Street Community Collective, who will receive Michigan Environmental Council’s citizen volunteer award for his work providing fresh food, youth mentorship, and renewed hope to his northeast Detroit neighborhood. The pair will be recognized at the Michigan Environmental Council’s 19th Annual Environmental Awards Celebration on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit.
Read MoreSep 18, 2017

U-M law students support Detroit neighborhood’s revitalization with day of service

Michigan Environmental Report
Clearing brush and painting vacant buildings south of Eight Mile Road is not how many students expect to spend their last week of summer, but for University of Michigan’s first-year law students it has become a biannual tradition. Since 2015, over 300 University of Michigan law students have volunteered at the Denby Neighborhood Alliance’s “Great Community Now” Day of Service in late August.
View ArticleSep 11, 2017  •  Spring / Summer 2017 - Michigan Environmental Report
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Join us September 27 to celebrate two Detroit champions

Michigan Environmental Report
Please plan to join us to salute two special individuals whose commitment and efforts are helping to grow a more sustainable and vibrant Michigan. It will be our privilege to honor a pair of native Detroiters who each are going to extraordinary lengths to restore their hometown.
View ArticleSep 10, 2017  •  Spring / Summer 2017 - Michigan Environmental Report
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You're invited: Plainfield Township town hall on drinking water

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People across Michigan are wondering: Is my water safe to drink? Whom can I trust for honest answers about my tap water? Why do my water bills keep going up?
Read MoreSep 6, 2017
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MEC Statement: DEQ fails again to propose clean-up rules to protect public health

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The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) is disappointed that once again the DEQ has failed to act in the best interests of public health in the Clean-Up Criteria rule proposal. The latest iteration of the proposal still does not include a nimble process to update criteria levels to protect public health, instead opting to only allow the criteria to be adjusted to the benefit of business.
Read MoreSep 5, 2017
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Thank you to our generous 2017 Awards Celebration sponsors!

Michigan Environmental Report
Michigan Environmental Council’s 19th Annual Environmental Awards Celebration is made possible by these sponsors.
View ArticleAug 31, 2017  •  Spring / Summer 2017 - Michigan Environmental Report
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