Become A Member

When your organization becomes a member of the Michigan Environmental Council, you get organizational support, a voice in Lansing, capacity building and so much more

MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL MEMBER GROUP BENEFITS

Our core service remains the same as it was since our inception in 1980: We are the collective voice in State Capitol policy debates for our members.  Here's what your organization can expect when they become members of the Michigan Environmental Council:

SUPPORT FROM MEC STAFF
in the areas of:

  • Legislative and governmental affairs
  • Public policy development
  • Environmental law
  • Environmental campaign management and messaging
  • Media relationships and communications, including new media tools
  • Fundraising and development

ACCESS TO STAFF EXPERTISE
on current environmental issues such as energy and climate change, water use and protection, transportation, public health and food policy, natural resources and conservation, environmental justice and agriculture

REPRESENTATION
of environmental and conservation concerns at meetings, hearings and workgroup discussions with:

  • The Governor’s Office
  • The State Legislature
  • State agencies like the Departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, Agriculture, Housing, Health and Human Services, and more
  • Various governmental commissions, forums, and business associations
  • The press and media outlets

INVITATIONS TO EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

  • Annual Member Meeting, including election of MEC board members
  • Biennial Legislative Breakfast, to meet with new and returning lawmakers
  • Various in-district legislative meetings
  • Facilitated meetings with state agencies and representatives
  • Opportunities to network with other members of the environmental community

ACCESS TO AN INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE
that includes the Michigan Environmental Report printed newsletter, bi-weekly Michigan Environmental Report e-newsletter, Capitol Update email notifications, and the inclusion of information about your organization on our website

COALITION-BUILDING CAMPAIGNS
and capacity-building that increase your organization’s depth of influence and policy development

MEETING SPACE IN THE CAPITOL
in our sustainably operated and maintained, LEED Platinum building

MEMBERSHIP DUES

The recommended dues payment structure is as follows:

Member Group Operating Budget * Annual Dues
Less than $25,000 $100
$20,000 - $100,000 $250
$100,000 - $250,000 $500
Greater than $250,000 $1,000

* Environmental Groups: Suggested dues are based upon your group's annual budget

* Non-Environmental Groups: Suggested dues are based on the portion of your group's annual budget dedicated to environmental programs

 

Membership Application

Thank you for considering membership with the Michigan Environmental Council. Applications are submitted at our quarterly board meeting for consideration.