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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.
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In the spring of 1971, on a seven-acre site now occupied by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, the Ecology Center began an organic garden.
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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..
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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.
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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.

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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.