Child Health Advocates, Environmentalists Call for Phase-out of Lead Car Batteries
EMBARGOED UNTIL JULY 23, 2003 AT 10:00am
(23 July 2003 — New York, NY & Ann Arbor, MI) The use of lead in cars accounts for the largest remaining source of lead pollution, finds a new report released today. One car component, the lead starter battery, is responsible for the majority of current lead use in the world.
Appointment of Former Michigan Governor Would Underscore “Contempt” for Environment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 23, 2003
In the wake of the resignation of EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, twenty seven Michigan environmental groups again warned President George W. Bush not to appoint former Governor John Engler as Administrator of the U.S.
After ten years, Ann Arbor’s Earth Day Festival is moving to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market in the Kerrytown District on Sunday, April 27 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. The public is invited to celebrate the urban environment with free entertainment, displays and hands-on activities for all ages. Over 100 exhibit areas will feature nonprofit environmental organizations, area artisans and vendors of Earth-friendly products.
The Ecology Center is hosting a beneift concert with Nicola Gordon on April 14 at the Arbor Brewing Company (116 E Washington, Ann Arbor). The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and kids under 12 are free. All proceeds benefit the Ecology
Nicola Gordon is a talented singer/songwriter known on the west coast for lyrics that make “the personal universal and the universal personal.” To learn more about Nicola, visit her website at www.nicolagordon.com.
For Immediate Release — April 7, 2003
New polling data released today shows that nearly two-thirds of the voters in states in different regions of the U.S. are highly concerned about the unique dangers posed by persistent toxic chemicals in our air, watser, land and food.
A Conference on Dow Chemical and Organizing Skills on April 5
Activists working to hold Dow Chemical accountable for its effects on the environment and public health will converge with students and concerned community members for a conference on corporate accountability at the University of Michigan. Conference attendees will learn about how corporations impact our health and the environment. Five student organizations at the University of Michigan and four environmental groups, including the Ecology Center, are co-sponsoring the conference.
Editor of PR Watch and co-author of “Trust us, We’re Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future” and “Toxic Sludge is Good for You” speaks at MSU
WHEN: Friday, April 4, at noon.
WHERE: Room 236 of the Communication Arts Building at MSU in East Lansing.
WHAT: A brown-bag lecture and discussion. Bring your lunch.
Drinks and cookies will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.