The mere mention of the word “Thanksgiving” and the average American is salivating, distracted by vivid memories of traditional indulgences. There are quite a few occasions during the year that are celebrated with an array of tasty fragrant dishes, but few compare to Thanksgiving.
A coalition of environmental and public health advocates, including supporters of the Ecology Center, descended on Washington in a Stroller Brigade at the end of October to call for
much-needed updates to federal chemical safety laws, which have not
changed in almost 40 years.
Earlier this month, more than eighty experts involved in critical efforts on sustainable meat and poultry procurement--representing hospitals, schools, funders and distributors, as well as researchers and medical professionals--gathered at the University of California San Francisco to discuss the challenges and opportunities to scaling up...
Jennifer Canvasser knows that stories of personal struggles are powerful. That’s one reason why Canvasser, environmental health organizer at the Ecology Center, allowed her own heart-breaking story to be told in a new documentary film, The Human Experiment.
The Ann Arbor city council has adopted a resolution calling on the city’s retirement board to divest from fossil fuels, making the city one of the first 20 cities in the country to pursue divestment.
On a national level, the divestment campaign has been spurred by Bill McKibben, the influential writer and teacher who was a founder of 350.org.
Energy-efficiency efforts by Michigan’s utilities over the past decade have been shown to be cost effective, lowering costs for consumers and reducing the need for new power plants, according to a report issued by the state government Oct.
In good news for consumers, manufacturers and retailers, more than 100 leading companies, universities and environmental health groups signed an agreement earlier this month establishing a set of principles for safer, healthier products.
this month, participants at the annual Michigan Green Healthcare Conference
rolled up their sleeves and got to work learning about on-the-ground sustainability
initiatives in healthcare across the state, including tours of medical waste
autoclaves at Henry Ford Hospital and interactive sessions about energy
conservation, safer chemicals in...
James Hansen, the scientist who has been among the most influential advocates in the campaign against global warming, will be the keynote speaker at the Ecology Center’s fall
dinner on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor.
“Michigan is known the world over for its
terrific natural resources, and we have a long record of environmental
stewardship, so it’s a mystery why we have one of the lowest municipal solid
waste recycling rates in the Midwest,” accordi
Nearly a dozen Ecology Center supporters joined with more than 100 allies in Detroit to
demonstrate their opposition to tar sands and dirty energy on Saturday, Sept. 21.
The Detroit event was one of 200
across the country, coordinated in a national day of action called "Draw the
Line," primarily focused on mobilizing opposition to the Keystone...
Along with 17 other Michigan businesses, faith groups and health organizations, the Ecology Center, joined more than 150 groups from across the
Midwest in sending a letter to President Barack Obama
supporting his directive to the U.S.
Just days after Rep. Rashida Tlaib revealed that Detroit Bulk Storage was still adding pet coke to the mountains they’ve built along the Detroit River, despite cease-and-desist orders from the city and their own promises to stop, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced that the city’s administration is working to have the piles removed.
Peter Sinclair, a long-time advocate of
environmental awareness and energy alternatives based in Midland, Mich.,
has been named the recipient of the Ecology Center's Herbert L. Munzel
for Environmental Activism. The award will be presented at the
organization's annual fall dinner Oct.
The Ecology Center has joined
forces with Physicians for Social Responsibility to collaborate on efforts
to support expanded energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and
policies throughout Michigan.
The Obama administration's plan for addressing climate change "includes bold, game-changing policies that will lead to significant
reductions in carbon emissions, as well as strategies to begin
mitigating climate changes that are already threatening our economy and
security," according to Ecology Center director Michael Garfield.
Karla Peña, who has served as an intern and staff member at the
Ecology Center over since 2011, sees a very clear connection between testing for environmental contamination in Detroit and issues of environmental justice facing peasant and indigenous communities in Central and South America.