Southeast Michigan Members

Michigan's largest city and surrounding counties are home to powerful organizations and faith communities that work for our citizens and our environment.

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With 11 locations and more than 120 programs serving metro Detroit, ACCESS offers a wide range of social, economic, health and educational services to a diverse population while honoring its Arab American heritage. It is based in Dearborn.

Adrian Dominican Sisters

This congregation makes peace, seeks truth and reverences life through its ministries: education, health care, pastoral and retreat ministry, the arts, social work, ecology, and peace and justice advocacy. Although based in Adrian, its vowed women and associates span across four countries.

Alliance to Halt FERMI 3

ATHF3 works to halt the construction of a DTE nuclear boiling water reactor through a public education campaign based on non-violent resistance to nuclear power. It also advocates for the closure of DTE's existing nuclear reactor and the advancement of renewable energy and energy efficiency. It is based in Livonia.

Bees in the D

Bees in the D creates healthy honey bee and native pollinator populations in Detroit and southeast Michigan with cooperative, educational programs between residents, schools, organizations, and businesses.

Bees in the D's logo, featuring a honeybee


CLEARCorps/Detroit works to create healthy homes in the Detroit area by eliminating lead and asthma triggers, replacing refrigerators, and testing furnaces.

Clinton River Watershed Council

This Rochester-based organization enhances and celebrates the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair through educational programming, watershed stewardship, watershed research and promoting proper water recreation.

The Conservancy Initiative

The Conservancy Initiative is a group of volunteers in and around Northville who demand legal compliance at the Arbor Hills Landfill and are opposed to expansion of the landfill. The volunteers work with local government entities and state departments alike. 

Detroit Bird Alliance

Detroit Bird Alliance brings people and nature across metro Detroit together. Through education, research and advocacy, it promotes awareness and protection of birds and the clean air, water, wetlands, grasslands, woodlands and other natural resources they depend upon.

Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

The Environmental Council's first governmental member group promotes maritime trade, economic development, and healthy stewardship of the Great Lakes. It's also creating a plan to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the Port of Detroit.

Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice

DWEJ, Michigan's first environmental justice organization, advocates for a healthy environment through innovative community and policy action that values all people and reflects the will of impacted communities.

Detroit Greenways Coalition

This Detroit-based group works to promote and build a network of greenways, Complete Streets, and bike lanes that will connect people and places, improve the quality of life, beautify neighborhoods, and stimulate neighborhood-level economic development in Detroit.

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is responsible for the establishment, improvement, operation, maintenance, security, programming and expansion of the Detroit RiverWalk and associated green spaces. Through its public and private partnerships, the DRFC supports the development of Detroit's riverfront district and facilitates community access to the waterfront.

East Michigan Environmental Action Council

EMEAC empowers the Detroit community to protect, preserve and value the land, air, and water. We build community power through environmental justice education, youth development, and collaborative relationship building.

Ecology Center

From its Ann Arbor headquarters, Ecology Center develops and advances innovative solutions that lead to cleaner energy, better chemicals and less waste. These, in turn, make for healthy people and a healthy planet.

Environmentally Concerned Citizens of South-Central Michigan

This Hudson-based nonprofit serves as a watchdog of confined animal feeding operations, called CAFOs, whose large amounts of manure pose health threats to both people, watershed and ecologies. It also supports sustainable agriculture. 




Friends of the Detroit River

This Detroit-based nonprofit improves the quality of life for the people, plants and animals in southwest Michigan and southwestern Ontario. It does so as a watchdog, grassroots advocate, partnership creator and a policy developer. 

Friends of the Rouge

This Plymouth-based organization restores and is a steward of the Rouge River ecosystem. It does so through education, citizen involvement and other collaborative efforts.

Friends of the St. Clair River

This Port Huron-based nonprofit protects and restores the St. Clair River watershed through community education, environmental monitoring, hands-on stewardship, and advocacy. Its vision: blue water, green spaces, clean air, for all, forever.

Huron River Watershed Council

The Huron River is considered to be the cleanest urban river in Michigan, and this Ann Arbor-based organization is largely responsible for making and keeping it that way. It has influenced decisions made by various local agencies, businesses, and individuals through technical data, factual information and citizen stewardship.

Legacy Land Conservancy

Legacy’s mission is to secure for current and future generations a land base for nature, agriculture, freshwater and recreation in Washtenaw and Jackson Counties and beyond. Its office is in Ann Arbor.

Make Food Not Waste

This Detroit-based nonprofit keeps food out of landfills and slows climate change by creating lasting solutions to food waste. It does this through education, food upcycling, advocacy, all while feeding those in need.

Sahayata Balamitra Charitable Trust

This Bloomfield Hills-based nonprofit was created by high school students that prevent non-infectious diseases caused by drinking water, which are often chronic and have devastating consequences in children. The Trust currently helps install water filters in India and advocates for drinking water protections in Michigan.

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Urged by the love of God, IHM Sisters work with others to build a culture of peace and a right relationship among people, with churches and with the Earth. Environmental justice and sustainability are among its core tenets. It is based in Monroe.

Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy

From the natural areas of the Thumb to the fragmented ecosystems of rural Macomb to the urbanized communities across southeast Michigan, this Rochester-based group conserves, sustains and connects natural areas, lands and waters.

Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy

The Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy conserves natural land and open space including forests, wetlands, meadows, agricultural land,and places of scenic beauty to provide habitat for wildlife and to enrich the lives of people. It serves all of southeast Michigan from its office in Superior Township.

Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision

SDEV strengthens the environment and economy of Southwest Detroit through partnerships with residents, community organizations, government agencies, schools, businesses and volunteers.

Transportation Riders United

This Detroit-based organization's mission is to improve transportation access and mobility in greater Detroit. It improves and promotes public transit across the state as a tool for urban revitalization, to prevent sprawl and to decrease global warming pollution.

Treeline Conservancy 

This nonprofit manages, improves and advocates for the Treeline Urban Trail in Ann Arbor, which connects the people, places and cultures of Ann Arbor together.

Voices for Carbon Neutrality

This group of University of Michigan faculty, staff and alumni serve as a catalyst and accelerator for their employer's strides toward carbon neutrality with consideration toward the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's reports and on the university's own announcements.

Zero Waste Detroit

Zero Waste Detroit is a coalition of over 20 community, environmental, and environmental justice organizations. Its goal is to move the City of Detroit to a solid waste management system that gives top priority to recycling and materials recovery and away from waste incineration.

The logo for Zero Waste Detroit