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

Press Release  |  February 5, 2019
Climate change is endangering the safety of Michigan’s water, threatening the air quality, and increasing unnecessary harm and death from extreme heat, rain, and insect-borne diseases, according to a new report released today by the NRDC and the Ecology Center
News  |  January 30, 2019
The Ecology Center thanks the City of Ann Arbor’s longtime Environmental Coordinator Matt Naud, welcomes the City’s new Sustainability and Innovation Coordinator Missy Stults, and talks with both about Ann Arbor’s past and future leadership on climate change.
News  |  October 30, 2018
Voters should choose their politicians, not the other way around. When you go to the polls next Tuesday, we urge you to vote YES on Proposal 2 to replace gerrymandering in Michigan with a fair, impartial, and transparent process for drawing voting district maps.
News  |  September 26, 2018
On Oct 10th, the Ecology Center will host its 47th annual dinner. This year we celebrate the company of distinguished guests Gina McCarthy & Franklin Mirer. Ms. McCarthy, head of the EPA under President Obama will deliver the keynote speech. Dr. Mirer will accept the Munzel Award
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.