Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition convened in 2011 to attempt the implementation of the 2010 Environmental Justice Plan created by Gov. Granholm. Since that time Detroit  water shutoffs and bankruptcy, the Flint Water Crisis, fast tracking of air pollution and mining permits, fracking, new and aging pipelines, catalyzed under Governor Snyder. In response MEJC began growing its network and membership. Every two years MEJC hosts the Environmental Justice Summit, has three research projects with University of Michigan,  is doing on the ground community education, meeting with federal, state and local government to move the needle on EJ.


Statewide Coordinator

Michelle Martinez

Michelle Martinez is a founding member of MEJC and has served as the Statewide coordinator since 2017.

Energy Democracy Organizer

Bridget Vial

Bridget Saunders Vial is the Energy Democracy Organizer with the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition. She entered into environmental justice organizing in 2016,

Policy Specialist

Jamesa Johnson

A close up of a person Description automatically generatedJamesa Johnson-Greer, J.D. is a Policy Specialist for Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition.

Community Education Specialist

Theresa Landrum

Theresa Landrum, a community organizer and activist, has been fighting against
Environmental injustices over twenty years.