The Ecology Center’s social media
presence took major steps forward earlier this year thanks to a crew of
graduate students from the University of Michigan School of Information who
came into the office to take part in the school’s annual volunteer day of
Among other chores, the students
helped with updates to the Ecology Center’s entry on Wikipedia, created a new
channel for Ecology...
Across the country, the health-care community is taking steps to eliminate drinks with added sugars and other unhealthy beverages and increase access to tap water within their facilities, according to Hillary Bisnett, director of the Ecology Center’s Healthy Food in Health Care program.
“Right here in Michigan, nearly 100 hospitals have committed to the Michigan Hospital Association’s Healthy...
Michigan's unique agricultural history will be
highlighted at the fourth annual HomeGrown Local Food Summit, to be held at
Washtenaw Community College from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2.
The HomeGrown Local Food Summit has grown from a
get-together of just more than 100 visionaries in 2009 to a major meeting of
three times that many local-food sector stakeholders, including growers,
“This time of year, I'm just itching to do some
gardening, which, in February in Michigan, pretty much means starting seeds,”
according to Monica Milla in an article she wrote for AnnArbor.com. “I have a
lot of seeds I've collected from my garden, plus extra seeds left over from
seed packets, and yet I still want to try new-to-me varieties.”
Milla, who writes under the name “The Garden Faerie...
Hundreds of media outlets around the world covered the Ecology Center’s fourth consumer guide to toxic chemicals in cars, released earlier this month, most reporting on the dangers that lurk behind that "new-car smell."
A research team led by the Ecology Center's Jeff Gearhart tested more than 200 of the most popular 2011- and 2012-model vehicles for chemicals that off-gas from parts such as...
The Ecology Center’s campaign against lead wheel-balancing weights has issued an updated reference guide to the use of wheel weights and their fate in the environment, including model legislation to implement phase-outs.
“Wheel weights remain one of the largest ongoing uses and releases of lead into the environment in the United States,” according to Ecology Center research director Jeff Gearhart...