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On April 5th, 2018, we celebrated the life and work of Dr. Rebecca Head and raised money for the Rebecca Head Fund for Education and Leadership at a reception at the home of long-time Ecology Center supporters Janis Bobrin and Mike Allemang.
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The white paper is the work of the Midcontinent Transportation Electrification Collaborative (M-TEC), co-convened by Great Plains Institute and Charge Up Midwest
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As you’ve been hearing from us the past few weeks, DTE Energy has asked state regulators to approve the construction of a new $1 billion natural gas plant. Their proposal would increase Michigan’s to reliance on natural gas for energy.
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We’re saddened to share the news that former Ecology Center Board President Frances Bunch passed away on December 29.  Frances served on the Board of Directors from 1988-1994, and as President for three of those years.

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