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Michigan Programs and Resources
Air Quality Division
This site provides information regarding air programs and items of interest.
Environmental Assistance Center
A single point of entry into all Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) environmental programs and provides referrals to MDEQ technical staff or direct assistance.
Environmental Assistance Division
The Environmental Assistance Division oversees a number of assistance and information activities leading to improvement in environmental quality, with an emphasis on pollution prevention.
Land and Water Management
The core programs of the Land and Water Management Division protect Michigan’s sensitive natural resources and the public trust at the land/water interface.
Michigan Department of Education
The Department of Education houses information that can help teachers, students and parents with questions they may have regarding kindergarten through 12th grade state education programs.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
This department focuses on improvements in environmental quality for the protection of public health and natural resources to benefit current and future generations.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural resources for current and future generations.
Michigan Recycling Coalition
The Michigan Recycling Coalition is a vital group of individuals, whose combined efforts focus on sustaining and restoring our natural world through “resource-productive” activities.
Our Water. Our Future. Ours to Protect. – Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
Ozone Action – Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
Ozone Action days are called when weather conditions are likely to combine with existing pollution to create elevated amounts of ground-level ozone, a threat to human health and the environment. Call 800-66-33-AIR or visit www.semcog.org for more information.
Recycling, Compositing, and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Information for Michigan Residents
The Department of Environmental Quality is committed to: being a premier governmental agency delivering high-quality, prompt and courteous service; maintaining a highly professional, well-trained and properly equipped work force; carrying out our responsibilities in an ethical manner, with honesty and integrity, to achieve mutual trust and respect; utilizing sound science in decision making, recognizing the principles of relative risk and cost-effectiveness; innovation and improvement; and teamwork and partnership; we value public and other stakeholder participation, and are committed to effective communication, listening to and understanding all perspectives.
RideShare – Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
RideShare is a free carpool and vanpool matching service that links commuters traveling into or within Southeast Michigan for work. Carpoolers and vanpoolers save money, reduce congestion, and improve air quality. Poolers can enroll in the Guaranteed Ride Home program to receive taxi fare or rental car reimbursement in the case of personal or family illness or unscheduled overtime. Get instant RideShare matching at www.semcog.org.
Student Lead Environmental Awareness and Action – Kendall Green Council
Activated in November of 2006, the Green Council was formed to promote student, faculty, and community awareness of environmental issues. The council was established with the intent of having an active roll in bettering the environmental quality within, not limited to, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, the City of Grand Rapids, the County of Kent, and communities beyond. Welcome to the official site of the Kendall Green Council. Get up-to-date information on the events and workings that surround the Kendall Green Council, and join us to do your part in helping save our planet one person at a time. “GREEN. think it. live it.”
The WassHale Group – Energy Conservation
Conserving Energy….. In our quest to conserve energy everyone is talking about “BUILDING” Green. We think we can do more… The question we ask ourselves is what about the existing homes & buildings. How can we find a way to conserve energy in what we already own? Let us take the RISK of energy loss out of your home or building, whether it is new construction “building green” or you have an existing home and want to “be green”. Using thermographs, we provide a noninvasive method to diagnose where the energy is “lost”. We can quickly identify problem areas that can’t be seen by the naked eye, eliminating traditional destructive methods. Results are captured and documented instantly and easily. We will provide all findings to you in a professional report, providing tangible proof of our findings. It is our goal that your electrical bills go down. We can detect issues in a home’s exterior/interior, detect moisture intrusion, provide electrical system and plumbing system analysis, find insulation voids and more. Let The WassHale Group help you to join the masses in conserving energy.
United States Environmental Protection Agency-Region 5
This agency serves the environmental programs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Call toll free at 1-800-621-8431 (Listed states only) for more information.
Upper Peninsula Recycling Coalition
The UPRC was formed 1988 following the first recycling gathering held in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. With the interest expressed by the participants, and with the support of Lakestate Industries of Escanaba, the Upper Peninsula Recycling Coalition was formed.
Waste Management Division
This division provides information regarding solid waste, scrap tires, ground water and hazardous waste.