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Last month, Detroit hosted the annual North American International Auto Show, one of the longest-running, largest, and most buzzed about auto shows on the continent. This year’s announcements provide promising signs for an environmentally-friendly transition to electric.
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“PFAS” is a clunky acronym for a slick set of chemicals– brilliant at repelling water and oil on cookware and furniture, yet spread easily through groundwater. They cling to proteins in our blood yet slip through traditional water filters. We need to rid our world of them.
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Climate change is endangering the safety of Michigan’s water, threatening the air quality, and increasing unnecessary harm and death from extreme heat, rain, and insect-borne diseases, according to a new report released today by the NRDC and the Ecology Center
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The Ecology Center thanks the City of Ann Arbor’s longtime Environmental Coordinator Matt Naud, welcomes the City’s new Sustainability and Innovation Coordinator Missy Stults, and talks with both about Ann Arbor’s past and future leadership on climate change.
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New Year’s resolutions are about creating new habits. We need to break old habits like automatically accepting single-use plastics when they are given to us. And make new habits, like bringing our own reusable items when we’re on the go.

Innovative Solutions for People & Planet

We believe that the central question of our time is how human beings are going to thrive in the world without destroying the earth's ability to sustain us. In the face of enormous environmental challenges, virtually all sectors of our society are now scrambling to create solutions, and the Ecology Center plays a critical role in advancing the best models.

To do that, we employ four core strategies:

  • We educate consumers to help keep their families healthy and safe.
  • We push corporations to use clean energy, make safe products, and provide healthy food.
  • We provide people with innovative services that promote healthy people and a healthy planet.
  • We work with policymakers to establish laws that protect communities and the environment.
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Our Work

We focus our efforts in a few specific areas, where we've developed deep expertise, analyzed opportunities, and identified strategies for maximum impact. We descrive these overarching areas as Environmental Health, Sustainable Food, Energy & Climate Change, and Zero Waste. To put it very briefly, we work to make your products safer, your food more local, the energy you use cleaner, and to make less waste in the process.