Protecting Michigan's Environment, Ensuring Michigan's Future
  • The Truth about Unwanted Medication text. The Truth About Unwanted Medication

    Proper drug disposal is important because it helps protect human health and our environment. Unwanted drugs should not be flushed down the drain. Take 2 minutes to hear the Truth About Unwanted Medications and visit the DEQ's Drug Disposal Web site to find a medication takeback program near you.

  • water strategy Recently Released Michigan Draft Water Strategy The Office of the Great Lakes recently released a draft Water Strategy built around a 30-year vision for ensuring Michigan's water resources support healthy ecosystems, residents, communities and economies. Click on image to check out the Draft Water Strategy and learn how it was developed.
  • This image has the words Sustainability Series Webinars on it. Sustainability Series Webinars

    Learn about sustainable business strategies from this collaborative project with our business partners.


    Optimizing Water Usage - Strategies to increase water efficiency and conservation
    Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM EDT


  • Great Lakes Recycling Carousel The DEQ is exploring new ways to increase Michigan's recycling rate.
  • DEQ Fracking Gas Map Michigan Get the Facts on Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing has been in the news, but this process for extracting gas and oil is far from new. Click on image for a Q&A with some facts about what it is, how it works, and insight on popular fracking myths.

  • Mi AIR, Michigan's Air Quality Monitoring and Information System MIair: Air Quality Network

    The Air Quality Division operates a comprehensive air monitoring network to determine the quality of Michigan's ambient air.

  • Image for the Governor's Recycling Summit and Michigan Recycling Coalition Conference. Governor's Recycling Summit / MRC Conference PDF icon

    Fueled by Governor Snyder’s initiative to increase Michigan’s recycling rate, the DEQ will host the second annual Governor’s Recycling Summit in collaboration with the Michigan Recycling Coalition’s 34th Annual MRC Conference.  Join professionals in discussing key topics to grow recycling in Michigan.