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.
News  |  July 9, 2020
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.
News  |  June 25, 2020
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.
News  |  June 10, 2020
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..
News  |  June 4, 2020
We are outraged, angered, and saddened at the police brutality that has taken the lives of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed and Breonna Taylor, and too many others – and the tragic killing of Ahmaud Arbery by a vigilante and former police officer.
News  |  May 18, 2020
In the spring of 1971, on a seven-acre site now occupied by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, the Ecology Center began an organic garden.
News  |  April 10, 2020
In the last few weeks, all of us have seen drastic changes occur in our lives. Everyone has been affected and the most vulnerable of us in Michigan risk losing their electricity, gas, water, even their very health.
News  |  March 19, 2020
As we adjust to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all taking urgent steps to protect our health, the health of the people we love, and the health of people most vulnerable.  The rapid spread of the virus is forcing changes to our day-to-day lives at breakneck speed.
News  |  March 10, 2020
This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Teach-In on the Environment, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first and largest of hundreds of Earth Day events held across the United States that year, in what, at the time, constituted the largest mass mobilization of people.
News  |  February 26, 2020
Since its founding, the Ecology Center has been at the forefront of efforts to stop suburban sprawl. Some early campaigns, like blocking the “Super Sewer” wastewater treatment plant in the 1970s, resulted in victories; other efforts, like organizing against the Briarwood Mall.
News  |  February 16, 2020
Residents fought to keep the plant from opening, and then to shut it down, for thirty years. As a health hazard and noxious neighbor, the incinerator drew protest from citizens, environmental coalitions, and Canadian leaders across the river since planning began in the mid 1970s
News  |  January 24, 2020
The 1978 oil embargo had hit the Midwest hard. In addition to the immediate pain of higher prices at the pump, falling demand for Ford, GM, and Chrysler’s gas-guzzling vehicles also impacted the livelihoods of thousands of automotive workers.
News  |  November 13, 2019
On October 8th, 2019 local public health officials, infectious disease specialists, university researchers, and environmental organizations, including the Ecology Center, attended a roundtable discussion led by Senator Stabenow (D-MI).
News  |  November 13, 2019
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) happens each year toward the end of October. This year, the Ecology Center brought together lawmakers, impacted families, health professionals, and environmental organizations to discuss the best policies and practices.