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Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition

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Michelle Martinez

Michelle Martinez is a Latinx-Mestiza environmental justice activist, writer, and mother born in, living and working in SW Detroit. Since 2006, she has worked in local communities of color to build power to halt climate change, and the detrimental effects of pollution in post-industrial Detroit. Working across issues of race, gender, and nationality, she has built and led coalitions using art / media, land-based programming, popular education, voter engagement, and corporate accountability tactics to shape policy solutions against environmental racism.

Member Organizations

  • Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
  • East Michigan Environmental Action Council
  • Ecology Center
  • Green Door Initiative
  • Michigan Environmental Council
  • NAACP of Southeastern Michigan
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Sierra Club Environmental Justice Program
  • Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition
  • Urban Regeneration LLC, Zero Waste Detroit
  • Rosedale Recycles
  • We Want Green, Too
  • Idle No More Michigan

See our website for individual members and academic partnership