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Hushpuppie, Men's Rainmaker
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Scientists and Ecology Center have discovered that Wolverine Worldwide—maker of shoe brands like Hush Puppies and Keds—continues to add per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to some adults’ and children’s shoes despite knowing the dangers.
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On October 8th, 2019 local public health officials, infectious disease specialists, university researchers, and environmental organizations, including the Ecology Center, attended a roundtable discussion led by Senator Stabenow (D-MI).
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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) happens each year toward the end of October. This year, the Ecology Center brought together lawmakers, impacted families, health professionals, and environmental organizations to discuss the best policies and practices.
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Lowe’s announced that it will phase out the sale of all indoor residential carpets and rugs containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
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Providence, RI is leading the way in environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP), committing to purchasing products and/or services that have a lesser impact on human health and the environment.

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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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Our Work

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.