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West Michigan Environmental Action Council hosts 40th birthday celebration

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) is 40 years old!

WMEAC, one of the Michigan Environmental Council’s founding organizations, was among the first environmental education and advocacy groups to emerge in the country in the late 1960s. Many monumental policies and programs that have shaped the environmental landscape in Michigan and beyond can be traced back to WMEAC’s work, including:
  • Banning most uses of DDT, 1969
  • Michigan Environmental Protection Act, 1970
  • Michigan Inland Lakes and Streams Act, 1972
  • Founding the Michigan Environmental Council, 1980
  • Founding the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, 1994
  • Founding Local First! West Michigan, 2005
WMEAC, in partnership with the Wege Foundation, hosted a public celebration of its achievements on Dec. 4 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The celebration was slated to include a performance of “A Sense of Wonder” by actress, Kaiulani Lee who portrays Rachel Carson after the publication of Silent Spring in her one woman show.

Additionally, WMEAC recognized contributions to West Michigan’s environment, economy and social equity by hosting the first annual Triple Top Line awards.
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