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The Ecology Center is a membership-based nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It works at the local, state and national levels on environmental justice, health, waste, and community issues.

November 17, 2016
In June 2016, Governor Snyder formed a Child Lead Elimination Board of experts across public health, medical, government, and environmental fields. The Board just released their report today.
October 26, 2016
Ecology Center and twelve other organizations and individuals filed a Notice of Intent to Sue the operators of Detroit’s trash incinerator for repeated violations of the federal Clean Air Act.
October 10, 2016
A coalition of health and environmental groups is calling on Michigan policymakers to end lead poisoning in Michigan. Lead abatement is sound economic investment and a critical public health step for Michigan’s future.
September 28, 2016
Michigan's K-12 schools are taking steps to reduce their energy consumption in order to save their districts and respective communities money.
Gardeners Beware Report: Why are bee-friendly plants harming our bees?
August 15, 2016
A new report reveals bee-killing pesticides in bee-friendly garden plants sold at top retail chains, including in Detroit and Ann Arbor.
Garden Hose
June 17, 2016
High levels of toxic lead and phthalate chemicals are still present in many garden and yard water hoses today, according to researchers at the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center. The new research also discovered that half of the vinyl (PVC) hoses tested contained electronic waste (e
June 7, 2016
Keep the Hives Alive tour, spreading the news about pollinator health, will stop in Detroit on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
May 3, 2016
New report reveals toxic phthalates “everywhere.” Used in products from 3M, Hallmark Cards, The Gap, Sherwin-Williams Company, True Value, and More
Buyer Beware report cover image
March 22, 2016
Two out of three food cans tested have toxic BPA in the linings, new report says. Nearly 200 cans analyzed from Campbell’s, Del Monte, General Mills, Kroger, Albertsons and more.