The LocalMotionGreen Board of Directors is writing with very exciting news.
To further our mission and increase our impact—not only in our own community but throughout the region—we have been evaluating organizations with whom we share the common goal of improving health and quality of life. As a result of this search, we are thrilled to announce that on May 1, 2013, LocalMotionGreen merged with the Ecology Center, a membership-based nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor. Founded in 1970 with the first Earth Day, the Ecology Center is a regional leader in the forefront of working to create a safe and healthy environment.
With this collaboration, LocalMotionGreen and the Ecology Center will become the only organization in Michigan with the mission of educating and empowering communities, consumers, major institutions and corporations to develop new practices that will positively affect people’s health.
All LocalMotionGreen programs will be enhanced and expanded and will be known as LocalMotionGreen at the Ecology Center. You will now have access to information covering a wider range of topics, including clean energy, recycling, healthy food, land use, and green chemistry, a practice that seeks to reduce and prevent pollution at its source. In addition, supporters will be contributing to larger-scale efforts to protect families and communities from toxic chemicals through additional programs and policy reform.
LocalMotionGreen’s educational materials and programs, developed with the on-going support of LocalMotionGreen members, will reach a wider nationwide audience.
We are also thrilled to announce that Melissa Sargent, our Education Director, will continue in the same capacity at the Ecology Center, and that select members of the LocalMotionGreen Board will serve on the board of the Ecology Center.
We are extremely committed to this new organization and hope you will continue to join us in our endeavors. Together, we can be more effective in promoting healthy people and creating a healthy planet.
LocalMotionGreen Board of Directors
Published on May 23, 2013