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News About the Ecology Center Move

Keep up-to-date about the Ecology Center’s move to its new location.

August 6th, 2014

Gardeners Beware

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...
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August 5th, 2014

Starting Early: Getting Microplastics out of Products

The earlier you know, the more you can do, which is why the Ecology Center went to classrooms in Grosse Pointe recently to teach students about the life cycle of microplastics, their harmful environmental effects, and why they’re still in use.  These microplastics, in particular microbeads,...
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July 17th, 2014

New Report Reveals the Dangers of Using Antibacterial Products

Do you look for the phrase “kills germs” on products? For some, this popular claim serves as an indicator of strength and effectiveness and the reason to choose one product over another. A recent report shows why “kills germs” on a label may actually be reason enough to leave that product on the...
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July 3rd, 2014

Declare your independence from toxic chemicals!

This year brought us one of the harshest winters we’ve seen, so who isn’t excited to finally have summer here? And with 4th of July on the way, it’s a great time to stock up on your outdoor gear. But before you pick up that bottle of insect repellent or a new grilling fork, it might be wise to...
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April 10th, 2014

It's time for meaningful chemical reform, CICA!

Have you heard yet about the introduction of The Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA)?  If so, you were probably sorely disappointed.  The CICA, introduced on February 27th by Rep. Shimkus from Illinois, would have a devastating impact on chemical regulation as it rolls back some of the very...
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July 8th, 2011

Reporting from the new office . . . .

After nearly 20 years on North Division St., the Ecology Center moved this week into new offices at 339 E. Liberty in Ann Arbor. As you can see in the photo, the new location offers a light-filled, highly functional space designed to enhance the collaborative efforts that the Ecology Center is...
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June 16th, 2011

Moving with sustainability in mind

After 18 years in one location, staff members and volunteers of the Ecology Center have accumulated tons of paper, books, electronic gear, valuable archival material and memorabilia from more than 40 years of leadership in the environmental movement. Now that a move to a new facility is imminent...
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May 26th, 2011

'The Ecology Center on the Move': video

These videos, produced by Erik Steven Heitz and Christy Zwicke, describe the process under way to create new offices for the Ecology Center and the unique reuse of demolition materials to produce furniture.
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May 11th, 2011

AnnArbor.com reports on the Ecology Center's planned move

AnnArbor.com covered the Ecology Center's planned move in their April 23, 2011 edition. Here's a preview: Ann Arbor Ecology Center moving to new home in downtown Ann Arbor Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com The Ecology Center, a 40-year-old nonprofit environmental research and advocacy organization...
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May 11th, 2011

LEED features of the Ecology Center's new offices

Overall Project Features Advance heating and cooling controls resulting in 20-30% reduction in energy costs; 100% energy star equipment and greater then 35% reduction of lighting power demand; Extensive reuse of materials and fixtures from site demolition; Use of No-VOC coatings and low emitting,...
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May 11th, 2011

Ecology Center moving to LEED-renovated space in downtown Ann Arbor

After more than a decade on North Division, the Ecology Center will be moving its headquarters this summer into a LEED-renovated space on the third-floor of 339 E. Liberty St. The Ecology Center is leasing 5,000 square feet of office space in the building at the northwest corner of Liberty and...
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