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WHO
WE ARE

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.

vision

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

MISSION

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

VALuES

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.

TEAM MEMBERS.

Brett Zeuner

Development Associate

Brett is joining MEJC as our first Development Associate!

Ryan 'Rei' Fielder

MAJIC Manager

Ryan 'Rei' Fielder manages the Michigan Alliance for Justice in Climate (MAJIC) campaign.

Juan Jhong Chung

Policy Associate

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

Michelle Martinez

Acting Executive Director

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

Bridget Vial

Energy Democracy Organizer

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

Erada Oleita

Detroit Organizer

Erada is the Detroit EJ Organizer for MEJC.

Xandr Brown

Research Associate

Xandr Brown is a MEJC Research Associate with Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition

Lawrence Stallworth

Digital Organizer

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

Jamesa Johnson Greer

Climate Justice Director

Jamesa Johnson-Greer, J.D. is the Climate Justice Director for Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition.

Theresa Landrum

Community Education Specialist

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

 

COMMITTEES.

MEMBERSHIP

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

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Management

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

Committee Members:

Dr. Kyle Whyte, University of Michigan 

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

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

 

Jamesa Johnson-Greer, MEJC

 

Kathryn Savoie, Empower MI &  Ecology Center

 

Vincent Martin, 48217

 

Bridget Vial, MEJC

MEJC 2021 MEMBERS.

Updated
Member Name
Member Affiliation
05/11/2020
Marwah Hasan
ACCESS
05/11/2020
Keith Gunter
Alliance To Halt Fermi-3
05/11/2020
Ahmina Maxey
Breathe Free Detroit
05/11/2020
KT Andresky
Breathe Free Detroit
05/11/2020
Shannon Haupt
Clean Air Council, UM
05/11/2020
Jesse James Deerinwater
CRAFT (citizens resistance at fermi two)
05/11/2020
Darryl Jordan
East Michigan Environmental Action Council
05/11/2020
Dr. Kathryn Savoie
Ecology Center
05/11/2020
Latia Leonard
EcoWorks, Youth Energy Squad
05/11/2020
Mona Munroe-Younis
Environmental Transformation Movement of Flint (ETM Flint)
05/11/2020
Nicholas Leonard
Great Lakes Environmental Law Center
05/11/2020
Donele Wilkins
Green Door Initiative
05/11/2020
Andrea Pierce
Idle No More Michigan, Chair - Anishinaabek Caucus
05/11/2020
Nichole Bowman
MEJC Clean Air Council
05/11/2020
Jamesa Johnson
MEJC Staff
05/11/2020
Sandra Turner Handy
Michigan Environmental Council
05/11/2020
Michelle Martinez
Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, We the People Michigan (Board Member)
05/11/2020
Sylvia Orduño
Michigan Welfare Rights Organization
25/02/2021
Marnese Krishana Jackson
NAACP Statewide Conference
25/02/2021
Simone Lightfoot
NAACP of Southeastern Michigan, National Wildlife Federation
05/11/2020
National Wildlife Federation
05/11/2020
Theresa Landrum
Original United Citizens of SW Detroit 48217
05/11/2020
Vincent Martin
Original United Citizens of SW Detroit 48217
05/11/2020
Gabriela Alcazar
Resident of SW Detroit, DSA Member
05/11/2020
Rhonda Anderson, Justin Onwenu
Sierra Club Environmental Justice Program
05/11/2020
Jackson Koeppel, Shimekia Nichols
Soulardarity
05/11/2020
Simone Sagovac
Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition
05/11/2020
Antonio Cosme
Southwest Grows
05/11/2020
Karima Alwishah
UM-Dearborn, Student
05/11/2020
Nicholas Schroeck
University of Detroit Mercy Law Clinic
05/11/2020
Dr. Natalie Sampson
University of Michigan Dearborn
05/11/2020
Dr. Kyle Whyte,
University of Michigan School of Environment and Sustainability
05/11/2020
Dr. Paul Mohai
University of Michigan School of Environment and Sustainability
05/11/2020
Wayne State CURES
05/11/2020
Kalvin Hartwig
We the People - Michigan
05/11/2020
Gloria Lowe
We Want Green, Too!
05/11/2020
Rebeca Maxon
Young Nation/Ford Next Generation Learning
05/11/2020
Victor A. Jimenez

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