West Michigan Environmental Action Council

About West Michigan Environmental Action Council

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) 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 nonprofit 501C3 organization uniquely positioned to respond to emerging issues and new threats to West Michigan’s natural resources and communities. Our mission is to inform, engage and nurture an inclusive community acting together to protect natural resources, mitigate climate impacts and build a resilient West Michigan.

WMEAC actively works to implement diversity and inclusion strategies to achieve our mission and vision. Our commitment to inclusion is demonstrated through our board of directors who ensure WMEAC staff operate with an agile and innovative culture that implements inclusion practices. WMEAC conducts periodic evaluations of progress toward our strategic objective to build an inclusive movement of educated citizens who act together to address 21st century environmental issues, solutions and opportunities. WMEAC has been awarded a Level One Partner Certification from Partners for a Racism Free Community.

WMEAC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Our Board of Directors, staff and interns are dedicated to upholding an inclusive environment that welcomes diversity in all of its forms.

WMEAC’s service area includes the following West Michigan counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa, with primary emphasis on Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven and Muskegon.


Eco-Journalism Intern

June 2020 - September 2020 Grand Rapids, MI
“I loved that Handshake was able to connect me with this experience! Working with WMEAC this summer helped me grow immensely as a journalist. ”

Communications and Marketing Intern

May 2019 - September 2019 Grand Rapids, MI
“I loved interning at WMEAC! I was in a specific area (communications and marketing), but there are so many opportunities to branch out into other parts of the organization to meet your learning goals for the internship. They have a huge range of internships from policy to eco-journalism, which also means you'll be connected to a ton of other passionate interns. It was a really cool way to see how my strengths and knowledge can be used in unique ways in the sustainability field.”
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