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...


Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 12:00
(Ann Arbor, Michigan) Matching a commitment from The Home Depot to eliminate phthalates in flooring by the end of the year, Lowe’s has become the latest retailer to pledge to eliminate the toxic chemi... read more
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:00
A new study found that most vinyl flooring tested contained toxic phthalates, a number of which have been banned in children’s products since 2009. The flooring samples tested were purchased from majo... read more

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Blog Posts

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:41pm

It’s time to take a deep breath of fresh air, shift some of our daily activities outside, and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us! Simple steps can help us to keep our grass green and our flowers...

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 2:31pm

I joined the Ecology Center and environmental health movement in 2010, fresh out of graduate school, with a deep enthusiasm for sustainability and healthy living. Never did I imagine how...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:39pm

Plastic is handy.  It’s lightweight, doesn’t break easily, is water-proof, comes in attractive colors, and can be molded to any shape. But, what does this convenience cost us?