We are outraged, angered, and saddened at the police brutality that has taken the lives of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed and Breonna Taylor, and too many others – and the tragic killing of Ahmaud Arbery by a vigilante and former police officer.
This week we observe an extraordinary Earth Day, one in which nearly all of humanity has adjusted its normal rhythms to stop a global pandemic. It is not the collective action we imagined, but the recognition of our interconnectedness is a theme we've organized around for years..
In the last few weeks, all of us have seen drastic changes occur in our lives. Everyone has been affected and the most vulnerable of us in Michigan risk losing their electricity, gas, water, even their very health.
As we adjust to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all taking urgent steps to protect our health, the health of the people we love, and the health of people most vulnerable. The rapid spread of the virus is forcing changes to our day-to-day lives at breakneck speed.
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.
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.
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.