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Oct 2nd 2014, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
This event is mostly about socializing and networking, but we also have some activities planned: 6 minutes and 18 seconds of video report-outs about the People's Climate March in NYC on Sept 21...
Oct 16th 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
We wil explore the chemicals in our everyday products, their health effects, and how you can reduce your exposures. Bring in any children's products, pet toys, or other household items to...
Oct 24th 2014
This October 24, Health Care Without Harm, and many of their partners like Ecology Center, will unite hundreds of health care facilities across the country to celebrate Food Day by serving meat...

News & Updates

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.

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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.

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"September is going to be a big month for climate," according to Monica Patel, policy specialist at the Ecology Center and coordinator of Ann Arbor 350.

At the international level, government officials and corporate leaders from around the world are meeting at the United Nations in New York City on Sept. 23 for the Climate Summit 2014.

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Best-selling author Anna Lappé will be the featured speaker at the Ecology Center’s annual fall event, Wednesday, November 12, at Zingerman's Cornman Farms in Dexter.

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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.

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