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Ecology Center Press Releases

[DETROIT, MI]– Many “bee-friendly” home garden plants sold at Home Depot (NYSE: HD), Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) have been pre-treated with pesticides shown to harm and kill bees, according to a study released today by...
Release Date: Jun 25th 2014
Fresh on the heels of the overwhelming vote in favor of enhancing public transit in Washtenaw County, the Ecology Center's annual meeting will feature a presentation by Jonathan Levine, a leading scholar on the future of transportation and...
Release Date: May 13th 2014
"This vote marks a watershed moment for our region," according to Michael Garfield, director of the Ecology Center, after results showed that voters approved the proposal to support enhanced public transit in Washtenaw County's urban core...
Release Date: May 6th 2014
Ann Arbor, MI: Protecting children from environmental health hazards is the goal of new a “wiki,” or database of research, authoritative reports, and relevant policy activity and recommendations recently launched by the Michigan Network...
Release Date: Apr 24th 2014
A broad range of community organizations, business leaders and elected officials have launched a campaign to support a ballot proposal to finance improvements in public transportation in Washtenaw County’s urban core. The Ann Arbor Area...
Release Date: Feb 20th 2014
A poll conducted by EPIC-MRA found that there is strong, continuing support from Michiganders for increasing the state’s clean energy use and moving away from our dependence on coal.  According to the poll, 69 percent of responders...
Release Date: Feb 19th 2014
A “fruit and vegetable prescription” program designed to increase access to fresh, locally grown produce among at-risk patients in Detroit has shown promise as a way to reduce diet-related medical problems including obesity, diabetes and...
Release Date: Feb 12th 2014
“There is a line from the movie Dangerous Liaisons that ‘one does not applaud the tenor for clearing his throat’,” according to Alexis Blizman, legislative and policy director at the Ecology Center. “That line sums up my reaction to...
Release Date: Jan 17th 2014
The package of energy proposals announced by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Dec. 19 is a major step forward toward making Michigan healthier and more prosperous, according to Alexis Blizman, legislative and policy director at the Ecology...
Release Date: Dec 19th 2013
Lead, PVC, and hazardous flame retardants have been found in some of the most popular electronic tablets for children, according to a new study released by HealthyStuff.org, a project of the Ecology Center. The study, released Dec. 16,...
Release Date: Dec 16th 2013