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.
Six members of the Ecology Center board of directors were re-elected at the organization’s annual meeting last week.
“These candidates have served the Ecology Center with skill and dedication and we’re grateful that they are willing to continue to serve on our board,” according to Michael Garfield, director of the Ecology Center.
Ecology Center members, staff and other volunteers demonstrated outside an Ann Arbor Walgreen's store earlier this month, part of a national day of action to convince the retailer to eliminate toxic chemicals from the products on their shelves.
Jonathan Levine, a leading scholar on the future of transportation and its impacts on land use and the
environment, will be the featured presenter at the Ecology
Center’s annual meeting on Wednesday, May
On the heels of the launch of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network earlier this month, the movement to build partnerships by connecting local farmers and food businesses with institutions, is picking up steam across the country.
Protecting children from environmental health hazards is the goal of a “wiki,” or database of research, authoritative reports, and relevant policy activity and recommendations that was recently launched by the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health and the Ecology Center.
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More than seven out of 10, or 71 percent, of university-themed products sold at top retailers contain one or more hazardous chemicals including arsenic, lead, bromine, chlorine, mercury and cadmium.
“The future of our community depends on all of us, and expanding transit helps to create a more sustainable and resilient community in the face of climate change,” according to Yousef Rabhi, chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Commisioners.
A “fruit and
vegetable prescription” program designed to increase access to fresh,
locally grown produce among at-risk patients in Detroit has shown
promise as a way to reduce diet-related medical problems including
obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
Working with Michigan hospitals to provide healthier, locally grown food to their patients, visitors and staff has been the main focus of the Ecology Center’s Healthy Food in Health Care program, with some truly remarkable successes since it was launched fi
The Michigan Farm to Institution Network, a statewide collaboration to put more locally grown food on the plates served to students, patients, visitors and employees at institutions across the state, will be inaugurated at a day-long program meeting April 3 in Lansing.
A broad coalition of business leaders, elected officials and community
organizations including the Ecology Center have launched a campaign to support a ballot proposal to
finance improvements in public transit in Washtenaw County’s urban core.