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On March 14th, the Ecology Center joined our partners in the Michigan Alliance for Lead Safe Homes (MiLASH) to connect constituents to over fifty legislators in Lansing for the 7th annual Lead Education Day.
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Youth Demand Climate Action, in Ann Arbor and across the Globe
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Those of us in the Breathe Free Detroit Campaign have been working for years for Detroiters’ right to breathe clean air, for just transition for workers and residents once the incinerator closed, and movement toward zero waste.
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The need for urgent climate change action is clear. The state received a sobering reminder of the risk inherent in primary reliance on fossil fuels for energy when a fire at a Consumer’s Energy natural gas plant occurred spurring worry over having enough heat in the bitter cold.
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Michigan’s House voted against Governor Whitmer’s executive order that would better position the government to protect the health and safety of families across the state. The move is more than tone deaf, it’s dangerous.

Innovative Solutions for People & Planet

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.