Michigan moms push strollers in push for chemical policy reform

'National Stroller Brigade' delivers 125,000 petition signatures to Senate

A group of Michigan moms pushing strollers joined hundreds of other concerned citizens to deliver more than 125,000 petition signatures demanding action on toxic chemicals in Washington last week.

Should electric vehicles pay additional road taxes? No way!

Analysis shows that electric vehicles pay their way

In some states around the country, legislators have responded to the declining revenues from gas taxes by calling for a special tax on electric vehicles, an approach that the Ecology Center’s Charles Griffith describes as “shortsighted.”

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Published on May 8, 2012

Making safer products for consumers brings leading companies to Ann Arbor

May 9-11 meetings focus on alternative chemicals and manufacturing processes

Published on May 4, 2012

LocalMotionGreen Goes to Lansing

Reducing children’s exposures to lindane, an organochlorine pesticide found in lice and scabies treatments, was the issue that took LocalMotionGreen to Lansing on Wednesday to meet with state lawmakers.

Published on May 3, 2012

'Mission Zero Fest' will make a block party out of sustainability, June 9-10

Showcase of 'grassroots solution to complex global program'

Mission Zero Fest, described as “part sustainability symposium, part environmental exhibition, part green home tour, and part neighborhood block party” will offer tours of ultra-green homes, workshops with sustainability experts, delicious food and great music in Ann Arbor Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10.

Study finds lead, cadmium, BPA and phthalates in gardening 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 researchers at the Ann Arbor-based Eco

Published on May 3, 2012

Eating seasonal? Embrace the fleeting glory of garlic scapes!

Dietitian, cancer-survivor, organic farmer Diana Dyer recommends frittata recipe, 'a favorite at our house'

Want to eat seasonal? Go with scapes!

That’s the advice from Diana Dyer, a registered dietitian, long-time organic gardener and new organic farmer, and mentor to Hillary Bisnett, director of the Ecology Center’s Healthy Food in Health Care Program.

Four candidates nominated to serve on Ecology Center board of directors

Members can vote on-line

The Ecology Center board of directors nominating committee has recommended four candidates for election to three-year terms on the board.

Ecology Center annual meeting May 24

Meeting will feature presentation on renewable-energy campaign

The Ecology Center’s 2012 annual meeting will feature a presentation about the ballot initiative calling for Michigan to adopt a renewable energy standard of 25 percent by 2025, as well as the election of board members and reports on the organization’s successes over the past year.