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News  |  May 30, 2019
Launched in 2016, Recycle Ann Arbor’s searchable A to Z Recycling Guide catalogues the best local disposal answers for hundreds of items, from aerosol cans and artificial Christmas trees to vegetable oil and wire hangers.
News  |  May 30, 2019
On May 20, the Ann Arbor City Council voted to approve the City’s 2020-21 budget with the fully proposed $880,000 in new funding for climate action.
News  |  May 17, 2019
We’ve worked diligently to encourage Michigan’s largest utility companies and the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to make bold EV charging infrastructure commitments.
News  |  April 30, 2019
We’re saddened to note that Al Beeton, a prominent Great Lakes scientist and former Ecology Center Board President, passed away on April 23, 2019, surrounded by family.
News  |  April 30, 2019
As organizers and advocates of the Breathe Free Detroit campaign along with earlier campaigns, Ecology Center staff have been fighting for the closure of the Detroit trash incinerator for many years.  You may be wondering why it's closed now after so many years.
News  |  April 30, 2019
It is our responsibility to step up our game. Ugh, I know...we are all doing the best we can in so many areas of our lives. But, wherever you are in your consumption of plastic, you can do better. We must all do better.
News  |  March 28, 2019
Youth Demand Climate Action, in Ann Arbor and across the Globe
News  |  February 27, 2019
The need for urgent climate change action is clear. The state received a sobering reminder of the risk inherent in primary reliance on fossil fuels for energy when a fire at a Consumer’s Energy natural gas plant occurred spurring worry over having enough heat in the bitter cold.
News  |  February 26, 2019
Michigan’s House voted against Governor Whitmer’s executive order that would better position the government to protect the health and safety of families across the state. The move is more than tone deaf, it’s dangerous.
News  |  February 20, 2019
Last month, Detroit hosted the annual North American International Auto Show, one of the longest-running, largest, and most buzzed about auto shows on the continent. This year’s announcements provide promising signs for an environmentally-friendly transition to electric.
News  |  February 14, 2019
“PFAS” is a clunky acronym for a slick set of chemicals– brilliant at repelling water and oil on cookware and furniture, yet spread easily through groundwater. They cling to proteins in our blood yet slip through traditional water filters. We need to rid our world of them.
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  |  January 30, 2019
New Year’s resolutions are about creating new habits. We need to break old habits like automatically accepting single-use plastics when they are given to us. And make new habits, like bringing our own reusable items when we’re on the go.
News  |  December 17, 2018
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News  |  December 17, 2018
The loss of the Chevy Volt weighs the heaviest here in Michigan, not because the job impacts are any worse than the other vehicles slated for the dust-heap, but because the Volt represented the new GM– one that was competing in the race to design the most advanced green cars.

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