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.


to Michelle Martinez

Rachel's Network Award Finalist


All vulnerable communities thrive in a clean, healthy, and safe environment now and through the uncertain climate future


The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (MEJC) works to achieve a clean, healthy, and safe environment for Michigan’s most vulnerable residents 


We work in alignment with the Principles of Environmental Justice. And seek to build relationships based on the Jemez Principles with frontline and fenceline communities across the state and beyond.



Research Associate

Anika Hunter

Anika is a MEJC Research Associate with MEJC to study the impact of energy burden on Black and Native communities in Michigan.

Policy Associate

Juan Jhong Chung

Juan Jhong Chung is a Policy Associate for the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition.

Acting Executive Director and 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,

Research Associate

Xandr Brown

Xandr Brown is a MEJC Research Associate with MEJC to study the impact of energy burden on Black and Native communities in Michigan.

Digital Organizer

Lawrence Stallworth

Lawrence Stallworth is the Digital Organizer with Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition.

Climate Justice Director

Jamesa Johnson Greer

Jamesa Johnson-Greer, J.D. is the Climate Justice Director 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. 



Membership Committee is charged with enhancing the experience, and the management of our membership-based organization.

Committee Members:

 Marnese Jackson, NAACP 

Marwah Hassan, ACCESS

Jamesa Johnson-Greer, MEJC


Management Committee is responsible for the clear direction, and accountable infrastructure supporting members and staff.

Committee Members:

Dr. Kyle Whyte, University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability.

Vincent Martin, Original United Citizens of SW Detroit

Gloria Lowe, We Want Green Too!

Theresa Landrum, Original United Citizens of SW Detroit 48217, Clean Air Council

Michelle Martinez, MEJC


Policy Committee reviews, analyzes and acts on policy, responding to the urgency of the climate crisis and beyond.

Committee Members:

Gloria Lowe, We Want Green Too

Simone Sagovac, Delray Community Benefits Coalition

Theresa Landrum, 48217

Jamesa Johnson-Greer, MEJC

Kathryn Savoie, Empower MI

Vincent Martin, 48217

Bridget Vial, MEJC




Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition is a Sponsored Project of Allied Media Projects, a charitable 501(c)3.