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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  • ACCESSAccess

    To empower communities to improve their economic, social and cultural well-being.

  • Adrian Dominican Sisters

    Recognizing the violence against Earth community that places our common home in dire jeopardy and intensifies the suffering of people on the margins, future generations and all creation, we will sacrifice to mitigate significantly our impact on climate change and ecological degradation.

  • Alliance to Halt Fermi 3 (ATHF3)Alliance to Halt Fermi 3

    The purpose of ATHF3 is to: Halt the construction of DTE Energy's proposed Fermi-3 Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR) through a public education campaign based on non-violent resistance to nuclear power; Encourage and demand the shutdown of DTE Energy's existing Fermi-2 nuclear reactor as soon as possible; and Encourage and advocate development of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, and conservation programs as alternatives to nuclear power.

  • CLEARCorps / DetroitClearcorps Detroit

    CLEARCorps/Detroit works to prevent lead poisoning and create Healthy Homes for children and families through programs, education and outreach, and policy work.

  • Clinton River Watershed CouncilClinton River Watershed Council

    To protect, enhance and celebrate the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair.

  • The Conservancy Initiative

    The Conservancy Initiative is a group of volunteers who demand legal compliance at the Arbor Hills Landfill and are opposed to expansion of the landfill.
  • Detroit AudubonDetroit Audubon

    Our mission is to promote awareness and protection of the environment through education, research, and advocacy.

    We support local activities to foster the preservation of birds and the clean air, water, wetlands, grasslands, woodlands and other natural resources they depend upon.

  • Detroit RiverFront ConservancyDetroit Riverfront Conservancy

    The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC), a 501(c)(3) organization, is responsible for the establishment, improvement, operation, maintenance, security, programming and expansion of the Detroit RiverWalk and associated green spaces. Through its public/private partnerships, the DRFC will support the development of the riverfront district and facilitate community access to the waterfront. The DRFC will be a leader in:

    •Developing a collective sense of ownership, accessibility, and responsibility;
    •Enhancing Detroit's image to emphasize its iconic, international riverfront;
    •Creating an inviting destination for all.

  • East Michigan Environmental Action CouncilEast Michigan Environmental Action Council

    To empower 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 CenterEcology Center

    Founded in 1970, the Ecology Center is organized for one purpose -- to develop innovative solutions for healthy people and a healthy planet. We believe that the central question of our time is how human beings are going to thrive in the world without destroying the earth's ability to sustain us. In the face of enormous environmental challenges, virtually all sectors of our society are now scrambling to create solutions, and the Ecology Center plays a critical role in advancing the best models.

  • Environmentally Concerned Citizens
    of South Central Michigan (ECCSCM)Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Southeast Michigan

    ECCSCM is a non-profit organized to educate the public on the health risks and the environmental damage Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) have brought to our community and its watersheds.

  • Environment Michigan

  • Environment Michigan is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America. We believe there’s something special about Michigan — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.
  • Friends of the Detroit RiverFriends of the Detroit River

    The Friends Of The Detroit River envisions an ever-improving quality of life for people, plants and animals in southeast Michigan and southwest Ontario through development of a balance of grassroots advocacy and staffed programs forming an environmental group that watches and protects the Detroit River including creation of a highly visible resource center focusing on Detroit River issues, programs, research, policies and partnerships.

  • Friends of the Rougefriends-of-the-rouge.png

    Friends of the Rouge is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, founded in 1986, that promotes restoration and stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem through education, citizen involvement, and other collaborative efforts, for the purpose of improving the quality of life of the people, plants and animals of the watershed.

  • Huron River Watershed CouncilHuron River Watershed Council

    The Huron River is considered to be the cleanest urban river in Michigan. Much of the credit for this status goes to the Huron River Watershed Council (HRWC) and those who saw the need for the river’s protection. Even though HRWC has no enforcement powers, we have accomplished our goals through the use of technical data, factual information and citizen stewardship to influence decisions made by various local agencies, businesses, and individuals.

  • Legacy Land ConservancyLegacy 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.

  • Michigan Botanical ClubMichigan Botanical Club

    Our mission:

    Conservation of all native plants.
    •Education of the public to appreciate and preserve plant life.
    •Sponsorship of research and publication on the plant life of the State.
    •Sponsorship of legislation to promote the preservation of Michigan native flora.
    •Establishment of suitable sanctuaries and natural areas.
    •Cooperation in programs concerned with the use and conservation of all natural resources and scenic features.

  • Michigan Citizens Against Toxic SubstancesMichigan Citizens Against Toxic Substances


  • Michigan Interfaith Power and LightMichigan Interfaith Power & Light

    To support Michigan faith communities in becoming better stewards of the earth by promoting and implementing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and related sustainable practices through education, advocacy, and action.

    Michigan IPL is a coalition of faith communities across the state. Historically, grassroots efforts originating in churches helped abolish slavery, win women's suffrage, and lead the Civil Rights movement. Today, Michigan IPL works statewide to gather and focus the immense grassroots power within Michigan's faith communities to help them become leaders in the effort to minimize humankind's negative impact on the environment.

  • Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education FundMichigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

    Michigan LCV Education Fund engages elected officials, business leaders and all Michigan residents to take action on the most pressing land, air and water issues facing our state. We also conduct non-partisan civic engagement work such as Get-OutThe-Vote efforts and citizen organizing on specific policy issues.

  • Michigan Waterfront Alliancemichigan-waterfront-alliance.png

    The Michigan Waterfront Alliance is a unified voice choosing to protect Michigan's water resources for future generations.

    MWA is a nonprofit corporation formed to protect, preserve and promote the wise use of inland waters of the State of Michigan. This mission will be accomplished by active participation in the legislative process, court cases and/or involvement with related agencies or departments. This membership corporation is closely aligned with the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations and has the ability to influence legislation through lobbying (an action not allowed by the ML&SA, a 501C3 organization).

  • NAACP-Michigan State ConferenceNAACP - Michigan State Conference

    The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

  • Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of MarySisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart

    Urged by the love of God, we choose to work with others to build a culture of peace and a right relationship among ourselves, with the Church and with the whole Earth community. Vision: The IHM community envisions and is committed to bringing about the dream of God on planet Earth through respect for, nurturing of and promoting the liberation and well-being of all persons and all of nature as God's good creation.

  • Six Rivers Regional Land ConservancySix Rivers Regional Land Conservancy

    The mission of the Conservancy is to "conserve, sustain, and connect natural areas, lands, and waters that make the places we live special." We believe that our work has an effect far beyond any political boundaries. The land we protect and steward is very diverse, ranging from pristine and undisturbed natural areas to fragmented ecosystems in the urbanized areas closer to the cities of Flint, Pontiac, and Detroit. We believe that all are essential to the quality of life and the economic vitality of the communities we serve.

  • Southeast Michigan Land ConservancySoutheast 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.

  • Stewardship NetworkStewardship Network

    The Stewardship Network is a 501(c)(3) corporation with a mission to increase capacity to care for natural lands and waters. We are dedicated to training, developing, & supporting a vibrant group of volunteer & professional stewardship leaders. We build the capacity of partner organizations & individuals through the development of model projects & implementation of region-wide initiatives. We help groups & individuals tap into the Network's wealth of knowledge & experience in preserving biodiversity.

  • Transportation Riders UnitedTransportation Riders United

    TRU's mission is to improve transportation access and mobility in greater Detroit. TRU is dedicated to improving and promoting public transit as a tool for urban revitalization, to prevent sprawl and to decrease global warming pollution.

  • Voices for Earth JusticeVoices for Earth Justice

    Voices for Earth Justice is an interfaith network committed to prayer, education, and action that deepen our sense of wonder, responsibility, and gratitude for all creation.