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March Badness! How toxic is your university fan gear?

It’s March and if you live in a college town like I do, that means one thing… MARCH MADNESS!!! This season, is...

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Our Toxic Stuff Event

What's the connection between our health and our stuff, like our furniture, electronics, and children's products? Many of our everyday products contain formaldehyde, toxic flame...

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Green Cosmetics Seminar

April 10th: Cosmetic companies do not have to prove their body care products are safe before they reach store shelves. Indeed many body care products in the U.S. contain chemicals...

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Our Toxic Stuff in Grosse Pointe

Toys and other products your child comes in contact with everyday may contain hazardous ingredients. Come join LocalMotionGreen with the Ecology Center for a ...

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The Human Experiment: where your life is the lab.

Stories of personal struggles are powerful. The Human Experiment recently premiered at the Mill Valley Film Festival and now anyone can catch a glimpse into my life, which I hope will inspire...

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Green Living Resources

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

  • Healthy Living Library: on-line, searchable collection of information-packed articles and helpful resources for healthy living. Search by major categories such as Lawn & Garden, Bath & Body, Green Cleaning, and Pets or by key words such as BPA, pesticides, plastic, or VOC.
  • Shoppers’ Guides: downloadable, handy, color-coded guides for consumers to quickly reference products to look for and ingredients to avoid.
  • 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. 

Green Living Workshops

The educational programs of LocalMotionGreen @ Ecology Center raise public awareness about environmental toxics found in everyday products in an effort to promote improved health and quality of life.

Programs include:

  • GardenGreen: promotes pesticide-free gardening offering lawn and garden tips with details of how to build healthy soil, effectively combat pests, and fertilize naturally. 
  • Bath & Body: alerts consumers to personal care and cosmetic products that contain carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals.
  • Conscious Kitchen: informs about avoiding potential toxins in food and food preparation and storage.
  • Healthy Home: offers solutions to minimizing VOCs and other pollutants that offgas in our homes from paint, furniture, electronics, and other furnishings.
  • Non-toxic Nursery: focuses on the vulnerabilities of children and how to minimize harmful exposures in the home.
  • Green Cleaning: demonstrates how to make household cleaners with natural ingredients and how to interpret signal words on products.