Program seeks partners to unlock recycling potential in Detroit

Press Releases
Curbside recycling is finally available throughout the City of Detroit, but the $25 fee for a recycling cart is a significant hurdle for many residents. A donation program launched today by the Zero Waste Detroit coalition and the Michigan Environmental Council aims to help put recycling within reach for everyone who wants to participate.
Read MoreApr 22, 2015

Proposal 1 -- What it is and why MEC supports it

News Updates
Michigan Environmental Council supports Proposal 1 and is a member of the Safe Roads Yes! Coalition. Our fact sheet analyses the proposal and the related transportation funding bill package that will go into effect if Proposal 1 passes.
View ArticleApr 9, 2015

International recognition, stellar placement rate make KVCC training program a wind industry leader

Michigan Environmental Report
As rain-flecked gusts off the Straits of Mackinac tousle trees near peak fall color, a group of students from Kalamazoo Valley Community College is grilling hot dogs and razzing each other. There’s plenty of laughter during the lunch break, but it’s serious business that has kept them at the tip of the Lower Peninsula for nearly a week. The technicians-in-training are performing routine maintenance to ensure a pair of wind turbines near Mackinaw City’s wastewater treatment plant continue turning strong straits winds into clean, renewable electricity for Michigan homes and businesses.
View ArticleMar 20, 2015  •  Winter 2015 - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: clean energy, wind power

Funding Michigan's natural resources

Michigan Environmental Report
At the Michigan Environmental Council’s 2014 annual meeting of member groups, we assembled a panel of experts to tackle one of the most challenging—and least understood—aspects of Michigan’s environmental and natural resource policy arena: funding. Rather than dive deeply into all the specific budgets of various departments and divisions, we took a different tack, and asked our speakers to think about big trends, philosophies of funding for environmental priorities, and options for the future.
View ArticleMar 19, 2015  •  Winter 2015 - Michigan Environmental Report

President's Column: Two huge thank-yous and a to-do list for 2015

Michigan Environmental Report
In the months since the fall print edition of the Michigan Environmental Report, MEC won two important victories that underscore the power of the respect and relationships we’ve cultivated among state leaders.
View ArticleMar 19, 2015  •  Winter 2015 - Michigan Environmental Report
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