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 was honored last week 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.
“I was pretty surprised myself when I found out that Michigan leads the nation when it comes to cultivated blueberries,” according to Nicki Milgrom, organizer with the Ecology Center’s Healthy Food in Health Care program. “Makes me wonder why I eat blueberries from anywhere else!”
Thousands of activists are expected to take part in the People's Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21, and the Ecology Center is working with the local Sierra Club and other organizations to make sure Michigan is represented.
Trying to eat healthier on a limited budget can be a challenge, we all know, so some guidance is always welcome.
Here are three helpful tips from Alexandra Babcock, a University of Michigan senior working this summer as an intern with the Ecology Center’s Healthy Food in Health Care program.
Since earlier this month, Recycle Ann Arbor’s Drop-Off Station has expanded its hours to include Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. As usual, the Drop-Off Station also will be open its regular hours, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
One of the Ecology Center’s best-loved traditions, the annual Dance for the Earth, is making a comeback this month, but “unplugged” and in an all-new venue and format.This year’s event will be held at Bill's Beer Garden, at 218 S. Ashley Street in Ann Arbor, Sunday, June 29, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A coalition of health and environmental groups including the Ecology Center and the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health, has called on the Snyder administration to recommit to lead abatement as a sound economic investment and a critical public health step for Michigan’s future.
Children’s car seats are one of the products health-conscious parents are most concerned about, judging by traffic at HealthyStuff.org, the Ecology Center project that tests consumer goods for toxic chemicals.
"This vote marks a watershed moment for our region," according to
Michael Garfield, director of the Ecology Center, after voters overwhelmingly approved the proposal to support enhanced public transit in
Washtenaw County's urban core on the May 6 ballot.
“Bronson Battle Creek and Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo both signed the Healthy Food in Health Care pledge a few years ago and have been doing incredible work, not just featuring local, sustainable and healthy foods, but really making this the foundation of their food service operations,” according to Nicki Milgrom, organizer with the...
Funding to support a staff position for Ann Arbor’s “Community-Facing Climate Action Program” is a major step forward in helping residents and businesses adapt to climate change and reduce their impact on it, according to Monica Patel, policy specialist at the Ecology Center.