Chemical policy reform advocate pens commentary for Detroit Free Press

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experience at the University of Michigan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, has seen the negative consequences of our outdated federal policies regulating toxic chemicals.

Kathryn Savoie named coordinator of Healthier Future Project

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.

Ann Arbor installs 18 electric-vehicle charging stations in public structures

“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.

Michigan kids celebrate green schools

My Green School’ art contest draws hundreds of entries and 18 winners

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.

EcoRide will showcase some of the most exciting green projects in the region

June 24 tour a return to the roots for the Ecology Center

Cyclists all over the region have been pumping tires, lubricating chains, testing brakes and signing up teams for this year's EcoRide, scheduled for 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.

Imposing special taxes on electric vehicles would be 'shortsighted'

Study shows electric vehicles don't get a (tax-) free ride

Published on May 29, 2012

Global manufacturers come to Ann Arbor for talks on reducing exposure to toxic chemicals

Meeting reflects state and regional leadership in 'green chemistry'

Representatives of more than 40 leading national and global companies convened in Ann Arbor earlier this month to discuss how they can do more to reduce chemical hazards in their products and production processes.

Gardening organically? Not with that hose, you're not!

Lead, phtalates, BPA and other toxic chemicals found in garden products

High amounts of lead, phthalates and the toxic chemical BPA were all found in the water of a new hose after sitting outside in the sun for just a few days, according to a study released May 3 by, a project of the Ecology Center.

Michigan moms roll to the U.S. Capitol for a “National Stroller Brigade”

Moms, nurses, and families touched by cancer highlight science showing early origins of disease from toxic chemicals

Published on May 22, 2012

Ecology Center annual meeting May 24

Renewable energy ballot initiative on the agenda

Published on May 21, 2012