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January 12, 2017
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We rarely visit a school these days that does not have a green team.  These student groups can take many forms but share a common purpose – to take a leadership role on school projects to investigate or address environmental issues. 
January 12, 2017
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The need to protect the environment has become more imperative with the advancement of technology. Materials that have become common over the past century, such as plastics, are not easily returned to the Earth through natural processes.
January 12, 2017
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Research indicates that environmental education provides beneficial effects for students, especially those students who are at risk or have some form of disability. We provide synopses of the research methods and findings for three studies.
January 12, 2017
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The Michigan Environmental Literacy Plan (MIELP) is a set of guidelines and resources intended to get K-12 students connected with the natural world. MIELP was passed in 2011 with the vision of creating “environmentally literate citizens”.
December 28, 2016
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After almost two years of continued perseverance and hard work, and possibly a bit of luck, the Michigan Legislature was finally able to pass new energy legislation. A deal was reached in the last hours of the legislative session with the passing of Senate Bills 473 and 438.
December 27, 2016
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The City Administrator and City staff will be working over the coming months to develop the City’s 2017-19 budget, which gets submitted to the Ann Arbor City Council for adoption in May. We’ll be watching the process to make sure climate action moves forward.
December 27, 2016
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A material recovery facility is the hub of a community’s recycling program. It can spark regional economic development; provide good local jobs; be a key component in recycling education; and guarantee the environmental benefits of recycling are realized.
December 12, 2016
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Check out our top ten to do list for the new year. Pat yourself on the back for those things you are already doing. Find a few new ideas for living healthier and protecting the planet.
October 27, 2016
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Regional Transit will improve our quality of life.  The regional transit plan will connect residents to 23 colleges, 310 schools, 22 hospitals, 100+ grocery stores, 410+ parks, 47 libraries and to entertainment and cultural opportunities throughout the four counties. 
October 25, 2016
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While the Ecology Center has been working to end childhood lead exposure in Michigan for years, this National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week we joined a coalition of over fifty groups calling for federal agencies to act boldly to eradicate lead exposure on a national scale.
October 13, 2016
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The Ecology Center, in coalition with other health and environmental groups, demand that the state government end childhood lead poisoning. We’ve known about the dangers of lead for years, and we've failed as a society to mount a response scaled to the size of the problem.
September 28, 2016
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The Dearborn Education and Action on Recycling program (DEAR) seeks to use Dearborn's schools as agents of community and environmental change by reducing the amount of contamination in Dearborn's recycling system.
September 28, 2016
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Coal tar sealants cover a vast majority of driveways, parking lots and playgrounds. They are meant to extend the life of the asphalt underneath. Unfortunately, these sealants contain a hazardous chemical that is a known carcinogen.
September 28, 2016
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Ann Arbor City Council, Washtenaw County Commission, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce, the Huron Valley Area Labor Federation, Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority and Ypsilanti Library Board have endorsed the regional transit millage on the Nov. 8th ballot. Vote YES!
August 31, 2016
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The EPA estimates that a child bringing a brown bag lunch to school every day throws away about 67 pounds of waste each school year. Learn how to tweak school lunch preparations to prevent the creation of tons of trash and keep chemicals of concern out of your child's lunch.

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