Our priorities

Our program priorities detail Michigan's
opportunities and the challenges that lie ahead.

Michigan’s environment – it is more than simply our beautiful natural resources. It is the air we breathe, the water we drink, the land we grow food on, and the neighborhoods we live in. Michigan Environmental Council works to protect these key systems; they sustain our Great Lake State’s people and economy.


Clean Water

Surrounded by the world’s greatest freshwater treasure, you can bet that protecting the Great Lakes and Michigan’s inland waters will always be at the heart of MEC’s mission.

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Human Health

Health care is one of the most pressing political issues of our time, and environmental quality plays a critical role in keeping Michiganders healthy.

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Energy & Climate Change

To build a better future for Michigan we must rise to the challenge of climate change by cutting our carbon pollution and encouraging clean energy.

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Land & Conservation

Michigan is rich with a diversity of land, water, and natural spaces. We’re standing up for science and working to conserve and protect our land for future generations to enjoy.

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Environmental Justice

Living in a clean, safe and healthy community should be a basic human right, but industrial pollution and climate change threaten many residents’ health and prosperity.

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Cities & Hometowns

Protecting our environment isn’t limited to forests and wild spaces -- it’s also about making our communities greener, cleaner and better places to live, work and play.

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