Reshaping the Face of Hiking

In an attempt to escape the mayhem brought on by COVID-19, many Saint Louisans have sought and found solace in the great outdoors. Seven months before the pandemic, two locals founded an organization called Black People Who Hike (BPWH). As a teenager Toni Burgess had the opportunity to attend a five year summer camp. The…

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Reshaping the Face of Hiking

Administration and Congress: New Policies, New Hope for Equity and Sustainability

Since the new year, MCE has been monitoring activities in Washington D.C. with the convening of the 117th Congress and the establishment of the Biden-Harris Administration. We are hopeful about the impacts that various policies will have on small-scale producers,  Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) farmers, children attending school, and food insecure families….

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MCE Welcomes Jared Opsal as New Executive Director

St. Louis, MO: MCE is thrilled to introduce Jared Opsal as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective March 30, 2021. In this role, Opsal brings a personal passion to the environmental movement, as well as 19 years of professional experience, with 11 of those years spent working in the nonprofit sector. He previously served as…

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MCE Welcomes Jared Opsal as New Executive Director

A Thank You to Our Members and Partners

Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) is a non-profit, independent environmental organization committed to educating, organizing and advocating in defense of Missouri’s people and their environment. Founded in 1969, MCE has been protecting the environment for over 50 years, working to sustain access to clean air, clean water, healthy food, and green space. MCE advocates…

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A Thank You to Our Members and Partners

Mourning Wayne Goode

As we mourn the loss of Wayne Goode, we’d like to take a moment to appreciate him and his long standing support for MCE. Not only did Wayne take many canoe trips on Missouri’s rivers with some of our founders and board members, but he also collaborated with MCE on important environmental legislation, such as…

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Mourning Wayne Goode