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August 25, 2016
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It's undeniable. The energy burden is larger for low income households in the United States, and transportation costs play a big role.
August 9, 2016
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On July 7, 2016, the City of Ann Arbor evicted ReCommunity, the long-time operator of its materials recovery facility (MRF), for safety violations at the City’s facility.  Since then, City actions have sowed confusion throughout the community about recycling. 
July 26, 2016
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Did you know that on average, a hospital spends 1 to 7 million dollars annually on its food and beverage purchases? That is tremendous purchasing power. Tremendous purchasing power equates to a tremendous opportunity to make a difference.
June 29, 2016
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The long awaited RTA Master Plan draft was released to the public on May 31st. The intention of the plan is to connect transit service between Washtenaw, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties, enabling ease of travel between the counties and connecting to existing local service.
June 18, 2016
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On June 10, 2016, Rebecca Meuninck, deputy director for the Ecology Center, was appointed to the Governor’s Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board. The Ecology Center strongly advocated for this Board and we were thrilled the Administration agreed and that Rebecca was appointed.
May 24, 2016
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What about the many other toxic chemicals we hear about every day entering our bodies from our environment? Medical associations and researchers agree: the benefits of breastfeeding are so vitally important that they outweigh potential risks from environmental toxics.
April 27, 2016
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Many people talk about public transportation as an issue of access, mobility, safety, and economic development for people and businesses in Southeast Michigan. These issues are critical to our region, but public transportation has significant environmental advantages as well.
April 27, 2016
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One food that has never gone out of favor and is a staple in kitchens the world over is dry beans. Better yet, dry beans are grown in Michigan! The state is the second largest dry bean producer in the U.S.
April 27, 2016
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Anyone with a yard can contribute to helping re-establish and support the declining bee population and create child-safe yards at the same time.
April 19, 2016
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The Rebecca Head Fund for Education and Leadership was developed to honor the work of Dr. Rebecca Head, a leader in the national public health community and a long-time friend and supporter of the Ecology Center.
April 19, 2016
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Participate in our upcoming study looking for toxic chemicals hiding in our pet's food packaging.
April 7, 2016
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The Ecology Center demands that the Snyder Administration end lead poisoning in Michigan, starting in Flint, and take action to fully fund public health services across the state. 
March 30, 2016
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Southeast Michigan is one of the largest metropolitan regions in the country without a connected public transit network. Due to this disjointed regional transit situation, many jobs and communities in southeast Michigan remain inaccessible or far underserved.
March 29, 2016
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This past March, nursing students traveled to the Capitol to attend MI Air MI Health’s Advocacy Training Days. More than 130 students from Michigan State University’s and the University of Michigan’s nursing programs came together to participate in the training.
March 28, 2016
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Decorations, costumes, accessories, toys, school supplies, kitchen items, garden tools, apparel, floor tiles, and more, the Ecology Center sampled more than 1,500 of these products for a recently published, peer-reviewed study and uncovered startling results.

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