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On November 10th, the Michigan Senate voted and passed Michigan's energy plan (SB 437 and 438). The bills do not go far enough to increase our use of clean, renewable energy sources in order to help decrease air pollution and improve health outcomes in Michigan.
On November 17th, the Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board released its new report which calls for a comprehensive, state-wide plan to end child lead exposure, with areas of high lead exposure given highest priority.
In the past, U.S. Presidents have been hostile to the environment, but it's different this time. Donald Trump is the first successful candidate for major public office who openly campaigned to roll back the country's most important environmental laws and international commitments
While the Ecology Center has been working to end childhood lead exposure in Michigan for years, this National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week we joined a coalition of over fifty groups calling for federal agencies to act boldly to eradicate lead exposure on a national scale.
The Ecology Center, in coalition with other health and environmental groups, demand that the state government end childhood lead poisoning. We’ve known about the dangers of lead for years, and we've failed as a society to mount a response scaled to the size of the problem.

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We believe that the central question of our time is how human beings are going to thrive in the world without destroying the earth's ability to sustain us. In the face of enormous environmental challenges, virtually all sectors of our society are now scrambling to create solutions, and the Ecology Center plays a critical role in advancing the best models.

To do that, we employ four core strategies:

  • We educate consumers to help keep their families healthy and safe.
  • We push corporations to use clean energy, make safe products, and provide healthy food.
  • We provide people with innovative services that promote healthy people and a healthy planet.
  • We work with policymakers to establish laws that protect communities and the environment.
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We focus our efforts in a few specific areas, where we've developed deep expertise, analyzed opportunities, and identified strategies for maximum impact. We descrive these overarching areas as Environmental Health, Sustainable Food, Energy & Climate Change, and Zero Waste. To put it very briefly, we work to make your products safer, your food more local, the energy you use cleaner, and to make less waste in the process.