It's Our Future! #ActOnClimate

At the core of the Ecology Center’s local climate work, there is an understanding of the science and a strong belief that each individual can make a difference. Climate solutions require innovation, and innovation usually starts on a small scale -- like right here in our own backyard.

The Ecology Center’s work on climate change and greenhouse gas reduction is strategic, comprehensive, and innovative. Recognizing that local, individualized action is critical to addressing the climate crisis, we started this work with Ann Arbor 350, a project to organize residents to support policies and programs throughout the state that reduces our overall carbon footprint. While Ann Arbor 350 is no longer in operation. Now, we are coordinating the A2 Climate Partnership to implement Ann Arbor's Climate Action Plan.

Ann Arbor's Climate Action Plan was first created in 2012. While much work has been done, there is a lot of work left to do. 

Published on January 19, 2017

News

News  |  September 10, 2018
For years, the City of Ann Arbor managed to overcome global recycling counter-pressures with smart investments and good policy.  Now it’s kicked off a planning process to write a new solid waste management plan for the community.
News  |  August 30, 2018
In July, national industry leader Brian Ukena took the helm of Recycle Ann Arbor as its new CEO. Ukena comes to the Ecology Center subsidiary after serving as Co-President of Minnesota-based Eureka Recycling, the nation’s largest non-profit recycler.
News  |  July 23, 2018
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.
News  |  July 23, 2018
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.
News  |  July 23, 2018
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.
News  |  July 23, 2018
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.