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News  |  April 25, 2018
On April 5th, 2018, we celebrated the life and work of Dr. Rebecca Head and raised money for the Rebecca Head Fund for Education and Leadership at a reception at the home of long-time Ecology Center supporters Janis Bobrin and Mike Allemang.
News  |  April 25, 2018
Energy Democracy is a term that many may not have heard of before. It could change the way we all think about the energy we create, the energy we use, who benefits, and who is harmed by energy extraction and consumption.
News  |  March 27, 2018
Laggard retailers warrant failing grades for their poor chemicals policies.
News  |  March 27, 2018
Ashley Dehudy, 2017 Health Leaders Fellow and Pediatrician, speaks at Ecology Center's Membership Meeting. 
News  |  March 27, 2018
Join us on April 18th for the Lead Education Day. You’ll be paired up with lead poisoning prevention experts and visit key members of the Michigan House and Senate in small teams to talk to them about policies and practices that prevent kids from being exposed to lead.
News  |  February 27, 2018
We called on Michigan-based Meijer and TJX-Companies (TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Marshalls, and Sierra Trading Post) to stop using toxic receipt paper coated in BPA and BPS in their stores. Unfortunately they have failed to take action to protect their cashiers & customers.
News  |  February 27, 2018
DTE Energy, is seeking approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to build a $1 billion, 1,100 MW natural gas plant in East China Township, Michigan. We're asking DTE to consider clean energy alternatives to their proposed gas plant.
News  |  February 15, 2018
GM announced last month that it plans to mass-produce self driving cars that lack both pedals and a steering wheel by 2019. Just as EVs battled range anxiety, autonomous vehicles will likely need to overcome safety anxiety.
News  |  February 15, 2018
In a move further cementing the EV future, oil and gas giant British Petroleum has invested $5 million in American EV fast charging firm FreeWire Technologies through their subsidiary BP Ventures.
News  |  February 15, 2018
According to the research, done by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle, the average annual cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485, while a gas car comes in at $1,117. That’s a $632 annual saving for anyone who wants a cleaner, zippier ride.
News  |  February 15, 2018
In 2012, Governor Jerry Brown called for 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles to be on California roads by 2025, later adding a second goal of 5 million by 2030. How is California able to blow through these goals so easily?
News  |  February 13, 2018
DTE Energy, Michigan’s largest electric utility, came up short in its attempt to justify charging customers nearly a billion dollars for a proposed new natural gas plant.
News  |  February 11, 2018
There were certainly some exciting developments at this year's Auto Show, including new hybrid and advanced engine options for America’s most popular trucks, but there was also a big announcement from Ford about doubling down on its EV goals.
News  |  December 27, 2017
Many parents start with cereal as the first food or one of the first foods. In a recent study, rice cereal testing revealed arsenic. Yes, arsenic. Neurotoxin. No safe level. Arsenic.
News  |  December 21, 2017
2017 has seen unprecedented rollbacks on public health and the environment. Ever wonder what you can do? Here are some concrete ways to create positive impact on climate, as well as other critical environmental health issues in 2018.

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