It’s not just about food at the farmers’ market

'The experience is always positive'

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.”

Dozens of electric vehicles in nearly silent parade through Ann Arbor

National Plug-In Day for the 'curious, but not hooked'

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.

New fuel economy standards 'biggest step we could take to break America's addiction to oil'

Standards will cut bills for familes, create jobs

Hundreds of Ecology Center members and supporters were among the tens of thousands of citizens who supported higher fuel economy standards earlier this year.

Richard Jackson, speaker at annual fall event, just honored with the Heinz Award

Honored for work on health consequences of urban design

Kick the tires of the automotive future during National Plug-In Day Sept. 23

Electric vehicles on parade from Saline to Ann Arbor

Published on September 12, 2012

Campaign for Prop 3 mobilizing volunteers and gathering steam

Students, community members sign up for canvassing and phone banks

Bad-news streak continues for toxic flame redardants

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.

'Not by bread alone!' Avalon opens shop in Henry Ford Hospital

Offering healthier food options for patients, employees, visitors

Since its founding 15 years ago, Avalon International Breads has become one of the most important destinations in the Detroit foodie landscape, an oasis of yeasty and sweet aromas rising from a side-street storefront in Detroit’s Cass Corridor.

Ecology Center's annual fall event to feature country's leading authority on healthier communities

Tickets available now for Oct. 4 event

Richard Jackson, a scholar whose work has reached a wider audience through his role as author, host and narrator of the Public Broadcasting Service series Designing Healthy Communities, will be the featured speaker at the Ecology Center’s annual fall event October 4.

Lucky donor to receive new bicycle

Rider finds way to make it easier to solicit pledges

Long-time Ecology Center supporter John Lloyd has found a way to make it easier for him to ask friends to pledge to make contributions to the Ecology Center in connection with the organization's EcoRide.

One of the traditions of the ride is to award a new bicycle to the rider who raises the most money, and another one of the ride's traditions is that Lloyd is usually the most successful at generating pledges.