Joyce Stein, a registered nurse with more than 30 years clinical experience at the University of Michigan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, has seen the negative consequences of our outdated federal policies regulating toxic chemicals.
"My interest in how chemicals may be impacting human health began in the 1990s with the exposure of premature infants to DEHP, a chemical commonly found in IV...
More than 1,500 homeowners, renters, activists and simply curious folks
toured six ultra-green homes, attended sustainability workshops and enjoyed
food and music during Mission Zero Fest (MZF) in Ann Arbor earlier this month.
“The program is designed to be part sustainability symposium, part
environmental exhibition, part green home tour, and part neighborhood block
party,” according to Monica...
Kathryn Savoie, a veteran community
organizer and leader of a number of major health, human rights and
environmental campaigns in the Detroit area over the past 20 years, joined the
Ecology Center this spring as coordinator of the Healthier Future Project.
In that role, Savoie will help the Ecology
Center’s Healthy Food in Health Care initiative expand its impact in Detroit,
and will focus on...
“Our city has long been engaged in making our air cleaner and making our vehicles more efficient, and now we’re taking the next step,” Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje said last week at a celebration marking the installation of 18 electric vehicle charging stations in the city’s downtown.
“This isn’t a case of ‘build it and they will come’,” Hieftje said. “The fact of the matter is electric...
The 2012 My Green School art contest, sponsored in part by the Ecology Center, drew more entries this year than in 2011, showing that more children are learning more about sustainability and the environment, according to program organizers.
The contest, organized by the Green Schools Advocacy Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Detroit Regional Chapter, teamed up with local businesses...