Local Motion Green @ Ecology Center

Local Motion Green @ Ecology Center

LocalMotionGreen at the Ecology Center is a program of the Ecology Center. LocalMotionGreen was first created in 1999 as a grass-roots non-profit organization. For almost 15 years, LocalMotionGreen served local communities with the mission of raising public awareness about the links between environmental toxics and cancer in an effort to influence personal behavior to promote improved health and quality of life. 

On May 1, 2013 LocalMotionGreen merged with the Ecology Center, a membership-based nonprofit environmental organization with a strong regional and national reach. The two organizations share the common goal of improving health and quality of life. 

LocalMotionGreen's Green Living Resources continue to be available through the Ecology Center.

LocalMotionGreen @ Ecology Center uses multiple modes of delivering information to consumers:

  • Shoppers’ Guides: downloadable, handy, color-coded guides for consumers to quickly reference products to look for and ingredients to avoid.
  • Healthy Living Dictionary: collection of words and terms that help you be a better shopper and protect your family from toxic chemicals in everyday products.
  • Healthy Living Videos: short videos providing useful knowledge and helpful tips on ways to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals in daily life.
  • Green Living Workshops: fun and engaging community presentations available to small groups.
  • Mind the Store: easy ways to take action encouraging the nation's top 10 retailers to reduce toxic chemicals in consumer products. 


Newsletter Stories

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 7:51pm

Cultivate Michigan, a campaign of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network (the Network) celebrates the variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors of winter squash. The Ecology Center is one of the...

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 7:18pm

When shopping for a safer nail polish, many moms and dads are relieved to see either the phrase “DBP-free” or “3-free” on the label. The first term indicates the product does not contain di-butyl...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 10:49am
1. Consume Less!

Buying less stuff will save you money, use fewer resources, and create less waste. Think about how necessary your purchases are before you buy. When you do need an item, invest...


Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:44
Thursday, November 5, 2015 6:00pm Reception 7:00pm Dinner, Award Presentation, Guest Speaker: Nikki Silvestri Michigan League 2nd Floor Ballroom 911 N. University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 $125 Per Tic... read more
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 15:08
Statement from Mike Garfield, Ecology Center Executive Director The Ecology Center is encouraged today by the Snyder administration’s announcement that it will develop a state implementation plan to c... read more

Take Action

We need stronger reform of our toxic chemicals policy! The U.S. Senate is considering legislation (S.697) by Senators Udall (D-NM) and Vitter (R-LA) that claims to be comprehensive reform of our nation's chemical policy. But the bill is too weak to address a serious public health crisis. EPA would...
The latest research on toxic chemicals in children’s car seats was released today by the nonprofit Ecology Center  at the consumer-friendly site, www.HealthyStuff.org.  Nearly three-quarters (73%) of seats tested contained hazardous halogenated flame retardants...
Recently State Representative Kurt Heise introduced House Bill 4540, or, as some are calling it, the Oil & Gas Secrecy Law. If passed, this bill would exempt oil & gas companies in Michigan...

Blog Posts

September 2015

September 1st —
Statement from Mike Garfield, Ecology Center Executive Director The Ecology Center is encouraged today by the Snyder administration’s announcement that it will develop a state implementation plan to...
September 1st —
Earlier this month, the EPA released its finalized Clean Power Plan, which places the first ever limits on carbon pollution from America’s power plants. The new rules would cut dangerous carbon...

August 2015

August 24th —
School children learn each year the importance of conserving natural resources through recycling. Get a head start on this vital lesson by opting for green school supplies. Fun, non-toxic, and eco-...

Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 12:00

Did you know that worms could eat your garbage? They just call it dinner!

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