In a reflection of the momentum building to eliminate an unnecessary health threat, four major health systems announced earlier this month that they will stop purchasing furniture treated with toxic flame retardant chemicals. Combined, these four health systems, including Michigan’s Beaumont Health System, represent 7,000 patient beds throughout Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio.
At the Sept. 15 City Council meeting, Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje presented a proclamation in support of National Drive Electric Week and the formation of the Drive Electric Ann Arbor Partnership (DEA2P) to support wider adoption of electric vehicles in the community.
What would your grocery store look like if bees were to go extinct? Cocoa, cucumbers, lemons, squash, almonds, grapes, tomatoes, strawberries, pears, cotton, and broccoli are a few of the products that would disappear from our shelves.The contribution made by bees to our global food production and the overall health of our ecosystem is overwhelming.