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MEJC Coalitional Membership

MEJC is the only statewide, member-led Environmental Justice organization in Michigan and the Midwest. Our coalition is composed of EJ community organizations across Michigan. Our shared purpose is to bring together Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other marginalized communities in Michigan to build collective power and achieve statewide Environmental Justice from the ground up. We do this by nurturing and healing each other, finding alignment on priorities, sharing resources, and building a united front to win material changes for our communities. By following Jemez and EJ Principles, we aspire to create a thriving just future for all Michiganders. 

Must be located in a community facing environmental injustices 

We thrive together 

When we are together in coalition, we are powerful. At MEJC, we honor the generations of environmental justice warriors who came before us and who laid the grounds for our work. Since 2011, we've helped build on that legacy through organizing, policy and direct action. When your organization stands with us they are supported by a deep history of organizations representing those most affected by environmental injustices across the state.

Our organization operates within an understanding that the root causes of climate change are racism, capitalism, and the hetero-patriarchy with the impact of these oppressive systems falling on BIPOC and low-income communities. Accountability to our base, our partners, and members is extremely important to us. Environmental Justice communities are at the center of our mission and inform the decisions we make.

EJ Member Qualifications
Soladarity Member Qualifications
  • Your organization is based in an environmental justice community.

  • Environmental Justice issues are central to your work

  • Black, Indigenous, people are color, and/or poor folks affected by environmental compose a majority of your organization and leadership

  • Jemez and EJ principles are the guiding light of your organization

  • Your organization is not located in a Michigan community that is facing environmental justice issues, but your work  relates to the environmental, climate, or environmental justice 

  • The composition of your team does not comprise majority Black, Indigenous, people of color, or poor folks that are impacted by environmental justice issues, but you'd like to do your part to support the cause


  • You are an individual not attached to any particular organization, but would like to be involved.

Member Rights & Benefits 


All members will be approved by the MEJC board and adhere to Jemez and EJ principles.


Benefits that extend to Environmental Justice and Solidarity members include being able to attend MEJC membership meetings as well as fellowship with coalitional partners and EJ communities at MEJC's biannual summit. All members may participate in MEJC membership committees. 




Exclusive Environmental Justice member benefits:

  • Your organization has access to MEJC member services 

  • May co-chair MEJC member committees ​

  • May engage in determining priorities ​

  • May nominate individuals to MEJC’s board of directors 

  • May start new MEJC committees in cooperation with MEJC staff 

Members & Partners

Our wins for Michigan would not be possible without our member and partner organizations. Together, we work towards building a healthy, resilient Michigan where we all can thrive.

Logo for Soulardarity
Logo for We The People Michigan. A two hands of varying skin tones clapsing one another
Logo for CRAFT: Citizens Resistiance at Fermi Two. A plant growing with seven leaves
Logo for Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition. A plug outlet with homes instead of prongs, being fed from wind power
Logo for Flint Rising. A tap with a large water droplet emerging with human figures inside holding hands
Logo for We Want Green Too. A house with a leaf growing from it.
Greendoor initiative logo. Door is a lighter green than the other words
Logo for Michigan Welfare Rights Organization. An infinity symbol
Logo for Breathe Free Detroit. A smokestack with a red circle-slash
Logo for Environmental Transformation Movement of Flint. A black fist in the foreground and a tree in the background with a water wave in the midground
Logo for Great Lakes Environmental Law Center. Hands transforming into doves
Logo for the NAACP Michigan Conference. The scales of justice evenly balanced with NAACP in the center and "founded 1909" underneath
Logo for the Ecology center. Slightly off-center blue concentric circles.

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