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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 4:49pm

The State of Oregon is one signature away from joining Washington, Maine, Vermont, and California in passing its own state-wide toxics law. Oregon’s Toxic-Free Kids bill overwhelmingly passed the...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 11:46am

Summer is the ideal time to get out into nature--whether a faraway destination or the backyard--and enjoy a meal out of doors. We all have strategies for...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 8:24pm

Should we swap one health hazard for another? Overexposure to the sun can damage DNA and lead to skin cancer. Therefore, protecting our skin, especially during the hottest part of the day...

News

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 14:32
June 3, 2015, Lansing, MI: Twenty Ecology Center Health Leaders Fellows urged State Senators and Representatives to prioritize public health in current and upcoming policy decisions.  The fellows, mad... read more
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 14:51
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... 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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 4:30pm

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...

Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 12:49pm

As parents we spend hours researching options when considering the purchase of a new car seat, one of the most important and well-used tools in keeping our little loved ones safe. We consider...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 2:32pm

June 3, 2015, Lansing, MI: Twenty Ecology Center Health Leaders Fellows urged State Senators and Representatives to prioritize public health in current and upcoming policy...

Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 09:00

Call for Riders

Envision biking through scenic farmland, past stunning lake views, and...