Graco Children's Products Inc. has promised to monitor and ban
hazardous flame retardants that have been used in children’s products,
including cancer-causing Tris and Firemaster 550, in large part because
of pressure from blogger Sara Snow (pictured here with her daughter).
Over the last few months, nearly 4,000 people signed a petition posted by Snow on Change.org asking Graco to eliminate...
A new poll shows that a majority of Republican, Democrat and independent voters in Michigan support stricter regulations on chemicals used in everyday products. The poll follows on the heels of a Senate oversight hearing on Tuesday into the efficacy and toxicity of chemical flame retardants commonly used in home furnishings. Momentum has been building to reform the main federal law regulating...
More than 150 riders, as well as nearly 50 other volunteers and supporters, enjoyed mostly sunny weather for the 2012 EcoRide, June 24.
EcoRide has been a regional tradition for decades, one of the first events
organized by the Ecology Center after its founding in 1971 and one of
the first large bicycle tours in our region.
This year's tour returned to some historic roots, including a start...
Richard Jackson, one
of the country’s most influential scholars on environmental health and its role
in the design of sustainable communities, will be the featured speaker at the
Ecology Center’s annual fall event October 4.
and chair of the Department of Environmental Health at the University of California,
Los Angeles School of Public Health, has published numerous articles...
The Ecology Center is co-sponsoring a forum on Aug. 2 to gather insight on state transportation policy and investments that could be made in our region.
“This is planned as an opportunity for people and organizations in our community to
weigh in and help decide how Michigan rolls in the future,” according to Charles
Griffith, energy and climate program director at the Ecology Center.
The Ecology Center has begun taking a leadership role in the campaign to build support for enhanced and expanded public transportation options in Washtenaw County.
Over the past several years, the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has explored ways to extend its service and build a countywide system. An extensive planning process, involving input from community leaders and the public...