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News  |  December 3, 2018
Most children’s car seats, a legally required kids’ safety product, contain hazardous chemicals used as flame retardants and stain treatments. On December 3, the Ecology Center released its report Hidden Hazards: Flame Retardants & PFAS in Children's Car Seats.
News  |  November 29, 2018
Behind the Scenes with Healthy Stuff, Part 1
News  |  November 15, 2018
Detroiters Challenge Incinerator Company for Right to Clean Air
News  |  November 13, 2018
Electric cars are growing in popularity in the central part of the US.
News  |  October 30, 2018
My Solar School participants have become clean energy educators in their families and communities.
News  |  October 30, 2018
The Detroit trash incinerator is still spewing toxic chemicals and harmful particles, so we’re still at work on the Breathe Free Detroit campaign, and it’s been an eventful autumn for campaign activities both in and out of the city.
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  |  October 18, 2018
the Clean Air Act requires submitted comments to be considered by the EPA before issuing a final ruling. Though The process for submitting comments can be somewhat cumbersome, it really can make a difference. Take the time to be heard today. 
News  |  September 26, 2018
With a new school year in full swing, the Ecology Center is excited to be back in Michigan’s schools. As a preview of what’s ahead in this year’s jam-packed environmental education calendar, we reflect on some of the accomplishments of the 2017-2018 school year.
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
Fourteen area public schools were invited to participate in the challenge, and three fifth-grade students from Heritage School in Saline produced an educational video to earn this year’s prize.
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
As Detroiters keep speaking up about the stench, the state is stepping up its response to this longstanding problem. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office sent a letter on July 31 to DRP attorneys, formally notifying them of what neighbors already know: that the curren
News  |  August 30, 2018
At the end of June, the Ecology Center and the Detroit Food Policy Network, in partnership with Health Care Without Harm, hosted healthcare and community food systems professionals for a learning and networking event, Harvesting Health: Food as Prevention.
News  |  August 30, 2018
Campaign organizer KT Andresky is a seasoned activist and a Detroiter who has lived in the shadow of the incinerator for over a decade. “The thing I’m most excited about is that this is an opportunity for me to do right by my own community,” Andresky says.

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