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News  |  June 8, 2021
At the outset of 2020, we looked forward to celebrating our 50 years of accomplishments, and to lifting up our work today for healthy people and a healthy planet. As the global pandemic set in, we postponed the celebrations, and reconfigured our work.
News  |  June 1, 2021
Fifty-one years ago today, Elizabeth Grant Kingwill and seven other advocates formally founded the Ecology Center, as the organizers of America’s first and largest Earth Day events planned to keep the spirit of the new grassroots environmental movement alive.
News  |  May 28, 2021
Ecology Center found PFAS in all tested fertilizer and compost products. Check these products labels to find out the source of the materials. Ingredients listed as “biosolids” and “residuals” are code words for sewage sludge.
News  |  February 8, 2021
Governor Gretchen Whitmer took the first critical steps this week toward meeting the state’s carbon reduction goals, which she’d established in a 2020 executive order.
News  |  February 4, 2021
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
News  |  December 21, 2020
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.
News  |  November 25, 2020
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.
News  |  October 26, 2020
As Governor of Michigan from 1991 to 2003, John Engler largely dismantled what had been some of the most effective environmental protection policies implemented in the U.S.
News  |  October 16, 2020
We are fortunate to be able to highlight some victories related to protecting people from toxic PFAS in our drinking water and environment.
News  |  September 23, 2020
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-
News  |  September 22, 2020
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.
News  |  August 24, 2020
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.
News  |  July 31, 2020
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.
News  |  July 21, 2020
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.
News  |  July 18, 2020
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.

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