Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition
The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (MEJC) works to achieve a clean, healthy, and safe environment for Michigan’s most vulnerable residents
About Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition
The Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (MEJC) is a statewide coalition working to achieve a clean, healthy, and safe environment for Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. MEJC works in alignment with the Principles of Environmental Justice through increasing knowledge, enhancing networks, and taking action for systemic change. We are a membership-led organization, which includes individual and organizational members from diverse skill sets, backgrounds, and identities. MEJC convened in 2011 to grow the environmental justice (EJ) movement in Michigan. Every two years, we host a statewide summit to bring together local EJ groups and leaders of color to strategize and amplify their fights. In 2020 we hosted the 4th statewide summit, led 3 major campaigns in energy democracy, toxics, and cumulative impact assessment, deployed 3 community action research projects, and engaged in the Get Out the Vote efforts in Michigan, reaching over 65,000 EJ voters. By 2023 we hope to define climate justice in Michigan for an ambitious climate agenda. MEJC is currently a sponsored project of the Allied Media Projects (AMP) in the process of becoming its own independent 501c3, and manages the sister organization Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition Action! a 501c4 administered by Allied Media Action Fund.