“Recyclink” is either the sound made by a glass bottle landing in a recycling bin or the name of a new quarterly e-newsletter launched this month by Recycle Ann Arbor, covering zero waste and recovery issues at the local, state, and national levels.
A coalition of healthcare professionals and environmental advocates from across Michigan, including the Ecology Center, are saluting Gov. Rick Snyder for highlighting clean energy as a priority for 2015.
If you’re at all like us, at this point in the New Year, you’re finding it challenging to stick with your resolution to make food choices that are healthier for you, your family, the environment and your community.
Visitors to Ann Arbor’s Materials Recovery Facility will see how new paper is made from old paper and have the chance to make their own recycled valentines to take home at the facility’s monthly open house, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 7.
Partners for Transit, the coalition that supported last year’s millage campaign to expand public transportation in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township, is now working to persuade Scio Township to sign up for expanded bus services.
An announcement at the White House in November is good news for the electric vehicle industry, which means good news for Michigan workers and Michigan's environment, according to Charles Griffith, climate and energy program director at the Ecol
A coalition of Michigan environmental organizations including the Ecology Center are fighting to see that the legislature acts quickly in 2015 to renew and expand the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards.
“As a health professional, I know I’m in a unique position to address how human health is impacted by the environment,” according to registered nurse Peggy Coyle, one of the 19 participants in the Ecology Center’s Health Leaders Fellowship program this year.
The ReUse Center store, one of the most popular programs of Recycle Ann Arbor, will shift the hours the store is open for shoppers and donations beginning the first week of December.
Sunday open hours will change to 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the store had been open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Nineteen doctors, nurses, dietitians, and public health professionals from across Michigan, all of them participants in the Ecology Center’s year-long Health Leaders Fellowship program, toured Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak last week for a close look at how healt
Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje has been named the recipient of the Ecology Center's Herbert L. Munzel Award for Environmental Activism. The award will be presented at the organization's annual fall dinner Nov. 12 at Zingerman's Cornman Farms in Dexter.
The Ecology Center has been honored by the Michigan Environmental Council for its leadership in the millage campaign earlier this year to support expansion of public transit in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township.
Apples are big in Michigan, and autumn is their biggest season.
The apple blossom is the state flower, Michigan ranks third in the nation in apple production, and Michigan farmers grow hundreds of varieties to please palates both at home and in larger settings.
Commercial buildings all across Michigan could become more energy-efficient thanks to a new funding mechanism and a training program put together by Lean & Green Michigan and supported by the Ecology Center and the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office, a collaboration of local governments and non-profit organizations.
recent years, many hospitals and health-care systems have expanded their roles as stewards of
antibiotics, and one way they're doing that is to use their purchasing power and authority to support
sustainable food policies and farmers who don’t misuse these essential medicines.
In a reflection of the momentum building to eliminate an unnecessary health threat, four major health systems announced earlier this month that they will stop purchasing furniture treated with toxic flame retardant chemicals. Combined, these four health systems, including Michigan’s Beaumont Health System, represent 7,000 patient beds throughout...
Harold Stokes “could be counted on, even into his 80s, to come out to every event put on by the Ecology Center, to hold a sign, sing a song, march, speak, take action,” according to Tracey Easthope, environmental health program director at the Ecology Center.
"September is going to be a big month for climate," according to Monica Patel, policy specialist at the Ecology Center and coordinator of Ann Arbor 350.
At the international level, government officials and corporate leaders from around the world are meeting at the United Nations in New York City on Sept. 23 for the Climate Summit 2014.