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This September, two Ecology Center staff members are taking to the streets—and trails—in the fight to end toxic pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from the Detroit trash incinerator. They’re driven by a simple conviction: everyone deserves to breathe clean air.
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The Ecology Center urges you to vote YES to support transit in Michigan’s August 7 primary election if it appears on your ballot. Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Ypsilanti Township ballots include a proposal for voters to renew a millage that continues AAATA expanded services.
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We’ve been working for months to stop DTE Energy’s costly plan for a massive new natural gas plant, and we’re not giving up.
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How do we keep our kids and ourselves safe while having fun in the sun? Here are twelve safe sun tips from the Ecology Center to help you pick the best sunscreen and more
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How do you picture climate change? Do an online image search for the term, and you’ll see a familiar but narrow spectrum of iconography. Earth’s blue and green beauty juxtaposed against fiery orange and desolate brown. Smokestacks belching plumes into the sky.

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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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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.