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 toxins 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

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 12:00am

To 'better serve both its residents and our communities'

Public housing in Ann Arbor will become “greener,” healthier, more comfortable and more energy efficient, thanks to a project under...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:00am

Ecology Center staff members Jennifer Canvasser and Jeff Gearhart contributed an entry on children’s car seats to the Baby Non-Toxic Shopping Guide recently published by Women’s Voices for the...

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 12:00am

Taxes are in; now's the time to shred some documents

Recycle Ann Arbor will offer while-you-wait secure document shredding service at its Jackson Rd. facility once each month from now...

Take Action

Take action today>> As the #1 manufacturer and retailer of furniture in the country and one of the largest worldwide, Ashley Furniture could have a big impact in getting these harmful chemicals...

Blog Posts

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:48am

Making a difference for the environment and the people you love doesn't have to be hard. To get started, pick a couple of things from this list and try them out for a month or two. Stuck? Don't...

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 11:03am


Why make your own cleaning products? Because the ones on the market...

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 3:40pm

Although not everyone will be celebrating Valentine’s Day (I, for one, will be avoiding it here), we can use this lovely holiday to take a look at...

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00

Celebrate spring by exploring how nature’s recyclers turn old things into soil and create your...