Samantha Allbritton says she’s loved farmers’ markets as
long as she can remember. “I enjoy everything about them from the open-air
settings to the friendly vendors beaming with pride over their bounty,” she
says. “The experience is always positive and now more than ever is a great time
to support local farms.”
Allbritton is a dietetics student at Georgia State
University who won a scholarship to...
Hundreds of local residents took a look at nearly 30 electric vehicles in Saline and Ann Arbor on Sept. 23 at
local events being held in conjunction with the celebration of National Plug-In Day.
The local events
featured a nearly silent parade of electric vehicles from Saline to Ann Arbor, street
displays of all the plug-in vehicles on the road today, and
opportunities for test drives.
Hundreds of Ecology Center members and supporters were among the tens of thousands of citizens who supported higher fuel economy standards earlier this year.
In what many observes see as very good news for American consumers and workers, the Obama adminstration issued new rules at the end of August that require automakers to double fuel economy of new cars and trucks by 2025.
"These standards are...
Richard Jackson, the featured speaker at the Ecology Center’s annual fall event on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 4, has just been named a winner of the Heinz Award, one of the leading honors in the country for his work on environmental issues.
Jackson is an engaging speaker and a scholar whose work has reached a national audience through his role as author, host and narrator of the Public...
Following an enthusiastic endorsement by leading climate activist Bill McKibben in his appearance in Ann Arbor earlier this month, dozens of students and community members have signed up to support the Ecology Center's efforts to promote adoption of Prop 3, the proposal to increase Michigan's renewable energy standard (RES) to 25 percent by 2025.
"In his speech, McKibben made it very clear that...
Toxic flame retardants have been getting plenty of bad press lately, notes Devin Gill, an organizer with the Michigan Network for Children's Environmental Health, an affiliate of the Ecology Center.
May, flame-retardants gained national attention when the Chicago
Tribune ran a six-part expose on
the efforts of the chemical industry to misconstrue evidence on the