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2011 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
Michigan’s leading environmental groups today applauded Governor Rick Snyder on using his first veto since taking office in order to strike down House Bill 4326. This bill would have stripped the authority of Michigan’s governor to protect...
Release Date: Dec 1st 2011
Director Chris Paine, who made the award-winning documentary Who Killed the Electric Car in 2006, will be in Ann Arbor to present the sequel, Revenge of the Electric Car, at the Michigan Theater this weekend. Paine and Bob Lutz, former...
Release Date: Nov 9th 2011
Hazardous chemicals were found in all samples of Halloween make-up tested by researchers at the nonprofit Ecology Center earlier this month. The tests found one or more toxic heavy metals in 100 percent of the 31 Halloween make-up...
Release Date: Oct 26th 2011
Parents, health professionals and community leaders gathered at the Capitol today (Oct. 18) to urge legislators to support bills to protect children from toxic chemicals in children’s products. “All too often children’s products contain...
Release Date: Oct 18th 2011
In conjunction with National Plug-In Day on Sunday, Oct. 16, the Built By Michigan campaign today expressed support for events highlighting electric vehicles scheduled to happen in Detroit and nationwide. “National Plug-In Day...
Release Date: Oct 14th 2011
Tracey Easthope, director of environmental health programs at the Ecology Center, is among the national leaders saluting the release of a tool to help hospitals identify, request and procure environmentally preferable medical products. In...
Release Date: Oct 14th 2011
A powerhouse panel representing manufacturers, utilities, government agencies and the environmental movement spoke with a crowd of more than 70 people at an Oct. 11 town hall meeting called to highlight the job-creating success of Michigan...
Release Date: Oct 13th 2011
A town hall focusing on what Michigan can do to advance the electric vehicle industry and bring more good jobs to Michigan will be held Monday, Oct. 10 at the Detroit Electric Industry Training Center, 2277 E. 11 Mile Road, in Warren. In...
Release Date: Oct 3rd 2011
As students and teachers return to school during a time of strapped budgets, 39 Michigan K-12 schools will save $10 million in heating, cooling and other energy costs, reports Energy Works Michigan (EWM). Participating schools will save,...
Release Date: Sep 8th 2011