Ecology Center launches effort to support 25 x 25 Renewable Energy Standard

Initiative on November ballot

The Ecology Center has launched an effort to mobilize supporters and encourage adoption of the proposal to increase Michigan's renewable energy standard (RES) to 25 percent by 2025. The initiative received approval from the Michigan board of canvassers earlier this month to be placed on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Top 10 Tips to Avoid Toxins at Home

  1. Open windows as much as possible. Welcome in fresh air. The EPA finds that indoor air is more polluted than the air outside.

Published on July 30, 2012

Ecology Center joins appeal to manufacturers: 'Adopt principles in support of safer chemicals'

Chicago Tribune series prompts call for safer products in health care facilities


Published on July 30, 2012

2012 EcoRide attracts nearly 200 participants

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.

Richard Jackson, influential scholar on sustainable communities, to be speaker at annual fall event

Program to be held October 4 

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.

Community forum on transportation to be held in Ann Arbor Aug. 2

'Help decide how Michigan rolls in the future' 

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.

Ecology Center taking lead in enhancing public transit in Washtenaw County

Collaborating with coalition of community organizations

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.

Hundreds come out for ‘Mission Zero Fest'

Making a celebration out of reducing our carbon footprint 


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.