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At the outset of 2020, we looked forward to celebrating our 50 years of accomplishments, and to lifting up our work today for healthy people and a healthy planet. As the global pandemic set in, we postponed the celebrations, and reconfigured our work.
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Fifty-one years ago today, Elizabeth Grant Kingwill and seven other advocates formally founded the Ecology Center, as the organizers of America’s first and largest Earth Day events planned to keep the spirit of the new grassroots environmental movement alive.
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Ecology Center found PFAS in all tested fertilizer and compost products. Check these products labels to find out the source of the materials. Ingredients listed as “biosolids” and “residuals” are code words for sewage sludge.
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Many home gardeners buy compost or commercial soil amendments to enhance soil nutrition. But new tests reveal concerning levels of toxic chemicals known as PFAS in fertilizer products which are commonly made from sewage sludge.
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Our elected Michigan officials must now help to accelerate the transition to electric trucks and buses, bolstering the market while also making our communities more sustainable and equitable than before.

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Clean Energy & Climate Action

Clean Energy & Climate Action

The Ecology Center brings a unique strategy to the energy debate, focusing our educational and advocacy efforts on the human health impacts of a dirty energy system.
Safer Chemicals & Healthy Environments

Safer Chemicals & Healthy Environments

We are working toward a cultural transformation that will drive the way we design, consume and dispose of products, with a focus on "better, not more." We use research, knowledge creation, education, organizing, and mobilization to make this change.
Healthy Stuff Lab

Healthy Stuff Lab

Healthy Stuff is a project of the Ecology Center. Healthy Stuff tests everyday household items for toxic chemicals and reports on its findings.
Environmental Education

Environmental Education

We believe that environmental awareness and caring for the natural world should be crucial components of youth education, and we hope to make a difference by improving the environment one child at a time. 
Health Leaders Fellowship

Health Leaders Fellowship

The Health Leaders Fellowship program is a leadership development opportunity for health professionals of all types, at any stage in their career.
Support Our Work

Support Our Work

Founded in 1970, the Ecology Center is organized for one purpose– to develop innovative solutions for healthy people and a healthy planet.