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Michigan coalition submits comments on EPA's Clean Power Plan rule

The Ecology Center joins a broad range of environmental and health focused organizations across the...

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Taking action on climate change, near and far

"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,...

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Local activists to join People's Climate March in NYC Sept. 21

Thousands of activists are expected to take part in the People's Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21, and the...

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New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of 'bee-friendly' plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada

[DETROIT, MI]– Many “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) have been pre-treated with pesticides shown to harm and kill bees,...

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Momentum building in campaign to enhance transit

Momentum is building in the campaign to enhance public transportation in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township, but a strong effort will be needed to win...

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350 Garden Challenge

The food industry accounts for about 10 percent of fossil fuel use in the United States, and about 40 percent of its carbon footprint is due to packaging, processing, and transportation. We gather community members together to put food gardens into front yards, teaching people where their food comes from and helping reduce our community’s per capita carbon footprint.

Household Energy

Figuring out how to reduce the carbon footprint of a home can be both intimidating and boring. By arranging tours of homes whose owners have already gone quite a few extra miles, we’re able to make climate-friendly home improvements seem like no-brainers.

Bike Tours

Bicycle tours are a fun way to teach participants about climate-friendly activities and help them get to know their community better. This is part of our Car-Free Commutes goal.

Public Action

We participate in program development for the Ann Arbor Climate Action Plan, as well as helping launch and/or promote existing programs (PACE - Property Assessed Clean Energy, Commuter Challenge, etc.).  Each year, we organize local events for global action days like the 10/10/10 Global Work Party and the 2011 Moving Planet Day.  We have our eyes out for new opportunities and programs for our community and mobilize to support them.