Michiganders love our two peninsulas and the Great Lakes that define them. We share a pride in our state’s natural splendor and a devotion to protecting it as the cornerstone of Michigan’s long-term prosperity and our world-class quality of life. That ethos transcends political boundaries, and it’s stronger today than ever. You see it on T-shirts and bumper stickers. You feel it downtown, along the trail, at the farmers market, on the beach.
There it is, this beautiful, precious place: Michigan.
It is our job to protect it.
Michigan’s environmental movement depends on the Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) to keep it strong, vibrant and connected. Together we focus energy and attention on the policies and cultural systems that are essential to make Michigan a more sustainable and equitable place. We are a coalition of more than 70 organizations with offices in Lansing and Detroit. Created in 1980 to lead Michigan’s environmental movement, MEC combines deep environmental policy expertise, close connections to state and federal decisionmakers, and relationships with broad alliances to achieve positive public policy solutions to our most challenging environmental issues.
Our team—member organizations, board leadership and professional staff—are among the most passionate, visionary, and hard-working advocates you’ll ever work with. If you want to devote yourself to the most meaningful work protecting Michigan’s natural resources and public health, consider joining us at the Michigan Environmental Council.