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Ecology Center Annual Events

Below are descriptions of events hosted annually by the Ecology Center. Please check the box to the right for dates and details on current upcoming events.

Annual Meeting

This annual event typically features Ecology Center staff and board presentations, reports on Ecology Center programs, the election of board members, and tours of the Ecology Center's green building demonstration facility. Our 2013 meeting included a presentation by Ecology Center staff Monica Patel and Kathryn Savoie and board member Frank Parkinson -- all trained as Climate Leaders by the Climate Reality Project -- about the most recent news and findings about the climate crisis, with a call to action for people in Washtenaw County.

For more information: Jennifer Ketz

Our Premier Event: Fall Fundraiser

This event features prominent speakers from around the world who focus on environmental and health issues. Past speakers have included Bill McKibben, William McDonough, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Van Jones (pictured here). For information about our last event, click here.



Dance for the Earth  --- Postponed Until 2014

Our annual Earth Day party features live music, local food and cash bar. Proceeds benefit the Mary Beth Doyle Environmental Health Fund which supports our clean air, safe consumer products, and women's and children's health campaigns.

Past Events

Mar 26th 2014, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Capitol Building Lansing
Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48933
This coming Wednesday, March 26th, we’re inviting you to join the Ecology Center, Lansing Fire Fighters Local 421, and Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union at the Capitol Building in Lansing at...
Jan 30th 2014, 8:30am - 6:30pm
Drop-Off Station
2950 E. Ellsworth Rd. in Ann Arbor
If you’re still storing financial records from years ago just because you just don’t know how to get rid of them safely, Recycle Ann Arbor has a solution for you. In conjunction with...
Dec 5th 2013, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
University of Michigan, Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
913 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI
Ecology Center supporters and the University of Michigan community are invited to join us for a "Healthy Holidays, Healthy Stuff" open house. This special event is dedicated to helping you have a...
Oct 29th 2013, 9:00am - 11:00am
UM Memorial Phoenix Laboratory
2301 Bonisteel Blvd Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Join us to welcome futurist Jigar Shah, author of Creating Climate Wealth. Learn more about how business unites with climate, and get your book signed! Brought to you by:  Institute for Energy...
Oct 16th 2013, 7:00pm
Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Join us for a special screening of Unacceptable Levels, a documentary about the thousands of chemicals in everyday products, at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on October 16th, 7 PM. Click...
Oct 3rd 2013
University of Michigan League
911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
The Ecology Center's 2013 Fall Dinner will feature guest speaker Dr. James Hansen. Buy tickets today! Dr. James Hansen, formerly Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, is Adjunct...
Sep 11th 2013 - Sep 12th 2013
Atheneum Suite Hotel
1000 Brush Avenue, Detroit, MI
September 11 - 12, 2013 Atheneum Suite Hotel, Detroit, Michigan Registration is open! Learn from industry leaders about how health care facilities, health professionals,governmental agencies...
Jun 23rd 2013, 7:00am - 2:00pm
Ann Arbor's Riverside Park
Canal St., Ann Arbor MI 48105
Following the triumphant return of EcoRide in 2012, folks are getting geared up for this year's event set for June 23, beginning at Ann Arbor's Riverside Park. Hundreds of cyclists of all ages...
Jun 14th 2013, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Whole Foods
2918 E Walton Blvd Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Are body care products proven safe before reaching store shelves? No, they are not! Find out what to look for on the label and how to avoid carcinogens, and other hazardous chemicals. Event is FREE...
Jun 8th 2013, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Jefferson Ave Presbyterian Church
8625 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214
We will be hosting an information table at the Indian Village Home and Garden Tour. Come explore these historic homes and talk with us about our work.