About Environment Michigan
Who we are
Environment Michigan is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. We believe there’s something special about Michigan — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Whether it’s swimming along the shores of Lake Michigan, canoeing down the Kalamazoo River, or listening to the rustle of leaves as you walk through your local forest, Michigan’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways.
Yet the places we love and the environmental values we share are too often threatened by powerful industries, short-sighted politicians and more. Defending our environment requires independent research, tough-minded advocacy and spirited grassroots action. That’s the idea behind Environment Michigan. Together with thousands of supporters from all walks of life, we take the kind of action that wins tangible results for our environment.
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What we do
Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting Michigan’s environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door-to-door — raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and raising funds to support our work.
When decisions are being made about Michigan’s environment, our elected officials hear plenty from oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make your voice heard — using methods like petitions, emails, letters and phone calls, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
Become a member
Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment Michigan today.
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Putting your support to work
- Protecting the Great Lakes. This spring, at the urging of our staff and members, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to restore protections to more than 23,000 miles of streams that feed the Great Lakes and the drinking water for 1.4 million Michiganders. With your support, we’ll see this critical safeguard over the finish line and secure the biggest clean water victory in more than a decade.
- Reducing global warming pollution. We’ve made hard-won progress in the race to protect our children from the worst consequences of global warming. This past June, after more than 3 million Americans urged President Obama to act on climate, the EPA proposed a rule to limit carbon pollution from power plants — the single largest sources of global warming pollution.
- Bringing more clean energy to Michigan. Michigan is getting more of its energy from clean, renewable solar power — a victory for our environment, our health and our climate. We’ve been working with communities around the state to reach our goals of seeing 250,000 new solar roofs by 2030.