'Good Jobs, Green Jobs' conference will feature Ecology Center presenters

Meeting coming to Detroit May 10-11

Ecology Center staff members are playing key roles in leading workshops and convening panels at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Midwest Conference to be held in Detroit May 10-11.

Details of Dow gift to U-Michigan made public

Watchdogs call for guidelines on work of embedded Dow employee

Published on April 17, 2012

Asparagus stalks us early this year!

“While asparagus is a hardy spring crop available typically mid-April through early June in Michigan, it arrived almost a month early this year,” according to Hillary Bisnett, director of the Ecology Center’s Healthy Food in Health Care program. “This crop can shake off frosts and freezes, so this warm weather followed by cold nights, below freezing, won’t hold it back. “

New leader brings fresh perspective to Recycle Ann Arbor

Kirk Lignell named CEO of the non-profit subsidiary of the Ecology Center


Kirk Lignell is bringing an engineer’s perspective to his new role as chief executive officer of Recycle Ann Arbor.

New Fertilizer Law Protects Lakes

Spring has arrived in Southeast Michigan. Lawnmowers are abuzz and lawn treatment routines have begun.

Published on April 5, 2012

Terms of Dow gift to U-Michigan released thanks to Ecology Center FOIA

Groups call for guidelines on work of embedded Dow employee

'Dance for the Earth,' set for April 21, to benefit Mary Beth Doyle Fund

'One of the hippest events in town this time of year'

The Ecology Center’s eighth annual “Dance for the Earth,” scheduled for April 21, will benefit the Mary Beth Doyle Environmental Health Fund, which supports campaigns focusing on environmental health issues including clean air, safe consumer products, and women's and children's health.

Greener Springtime Cleaners

While having to clean this season may be irritating, your cleaner doesn’t have to be.

Published on March 26, 2012

Ecology Center report on toxic chemicals in jewelry covered by media outlets across the country

More than half of the products tested contain high levels of hazardous chemicals

New research on toxic chemicals in low-cost children’s and adult jewelry found that more than half of the products contain high levels of hazardous chemicals, in a study released by the Michigan Network for Children’s Environmental Health and the Ecology Center earlier this month at www.HealthyStuff.org.

Does Dow gift to the University of Michigan 'come with strings attached?'

Environmental groups raise questions

Environmental groups raised questions about the independence of the University of Michigan’s sustainability efforts in light of the announcement earlier this month that Dow Chemical will give the university $10 million for sustainability education.