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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.
News  |  August 30, 2018
The Trump administration’s new proposal to freeze fuel economy standards in 2020 is so blind to changes in the automotive industry that they may actually do more harm to automakers than help them, and potentially take billions from consumer pocket-books at the same time. 
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 we keep our kids and ourselves safe while having fun in the sun? Here are twelve safe sun tips from the Ecology Center to help you pick the best sunscreen and more
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.
News  |  June 27, 2018
Summer’s here and so is the stench of piled up garbage waiting to be burned at the Detroit Renewable Power incinerator. The Ecology Center’s Detroit office is less than two miles away from the incinerator. Last week the wind carried the putrid smells right up to the front door.

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