22 year-old National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman emerged as the breakout star of the recent Presidential Inauguration with her powerful delivery of “The Hill We Climb.” In “Earthrise,” her 2018 poem about the climate crisis, Gorman celebrates the vulnerable world we inherit
It’s about promoting environments where people can thrive, in their own homes and across the Earth we share. Between 2014 and 2016, the Ecology Center partnered with the Ann Arbor Housing Commission on three major public housing renovation projects.
Ann Arbor voters passed Proposal C, the city’s affordable housing millage proposal, with a resounding voter support rate of 73.49%. Prop C is a major win for our community and for the environment, tackling homelessness, housing insecurity, and the climate crisis at the same time.
Today, Governor Whitmer made Michigan the 9th state to commit to 100% carbon neutrality by signing Executive Directive 2020-10 and Executive Order 2020-182. These executive actions on climate change establish a long-term goal for Michigan to become carbon neutral by 2050, a near-
When the Ecology Center published its original scientific findings on chemical hazards in auto interiors on HealthyCar.Org in 2006, “Toxic at Any Speed” marked the first ever consumer guide to toxic chemicals in cars.
Lack of access to energy efficiency is one of the many faces of environmental racism and economic injustice in America today, one that hurts millions of families and hinders the collective fight against climate change.
Over the years, the Ecology Center has taught over 100,000 kids about recycling, composting, and zero-waste through classroom programs that are exciting, hands-on, and informational to engage the youth for generational change.
A new report, The Mattress Still Matters, released by the Ecology Center and the Getting Ready for Baby (GRfB) campaign makes it easier for parents to make an educated choice about crib mattresses and reveals a need for transparency in the crib mattresses market.
Following the introduction of curbside collection in 1978, recycling in Ann Arbor grew rapidly. By the 1980s, pickup extended into every neighborhood, over 100 area businesses used Recycle Ann Arbor’s commercial recycling service, and Ecology Center continued to build support.
The Ecology Center has played a pivotal role in the approval of “The Bottle Bill” to promote reusing containers and reversing the increasing amount of bottles in landfills. Now decades later, MI has the highest container return rates in the US and shows we can prioritize reuse.
Ecology Center’s pioneering Healthy Stuff model combines low cost, rapid chemical screening techniques with creative and collaborative online campaigning to drive transparency and empower consumers in unprecedented ways.
For Recycle Ann Arbor Curbside Driver James Lipford, the thing he likes best about his job is the community he serves. He especially values when people tell him and his colleagues how much they appreciate the work. Being safe as possible is the major challenge on his mind..