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Ecology Center Press Releases

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
New research has found thousands of pounds of hazardous chemicals in plastic beaded products, including beaded holiday garlands and Mardi Gras beads. The study is a collaboration between HealthyStuff.org, a project of the Ecology Center,...
Release Date: Dec 5th 2013
Harmful flame-retardant chemicals were found in 38 out of 42 pieces of children’s furniture in a national study that included products from three Michigan homes. “Most parents would never suspect that their children could be exposed to...
Release Date: Nov 20th 2013
WASHINGTON DC --- A coalition of environmental and public health advocates are meeting with members of Michigan’s congressional delegation today to call for much-needed updates to federal chemical safety laws, which have not changed in...
Release Date: Oct 29th 2013
Renewable energy in Michigan is getting cheaper all the time and is now less expensive than almost every other electricity source, according to a report released by the state government today (Sept. 20). "The report shows that costs of...
Release Date: Sep 20th 2013