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The Ecology Center has played a pivotal role in the approval of “The Bottle Bill” to promote reusing containers and reversing the increasing amount of bottles in landfills. Now decades later, MI has the highest container return rates in the US and shows we can prioritize reuse.
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Ecology Center’s pioneering Healthy Stuff model combines low cost, rapid chemical screening techniques with creative and collaborative online campaigning to drive transparency and empower consumers in unprecedented ways.
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For Recycle Ann Arbor Curbside Driver James Lipford, the thing he likes best about his job is the community he serves. He especially values when people tell him and his colleagues how much they appreciate the work. Being safe as possible is the major challenge on his mind..
Dow Chemical
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In the wake of the recent historic flood in Mid-Michigan, state, federal and local authorities, and Dow Chemical Corporation must work with due diligence and transparency to protect the health of the residents, wildlife and the environment they rely on.
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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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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.