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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.
News  |  June 27, 2018
June has proved to be a very significant month for the protection of children from lead hazards lurking in our homes and communities. Michigan has a new lead and copper rule for water and the EPA announced new lead-dust hazard standards.
News  |  June 27, 2018
Jackson-based utility Consumers Energy has made a new infrastructure proposal to state regulators that will tackle one of the primary obstacles to electric vehicle adoption in Michigan.
News  |  May 30, 2018
Michigan is one of the worst states in the country for childhood lead poisoning, and children urgently need us to address the legacy of lead in the paint on our walls, the soil in our backyards, and the pipes that bring water into our homes.
News  |  May 30, 2018
“You are what you eat.” Usually taken as an individual diet mantra, the old saying is gaining new relevance on the community scale as a rubric to transform healthcare. It’s hard to stay healthy if you lack access to fresh, healthy food.
News  |  May 30, 2018
On May 18, Breathe Free Detroit activists gathered at the Spirit of Detroit statue to release an extensive research report on the Detroit trash incinerator and to deliver a petition signed by 15,000 people to Mayor Mike Duggan.
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
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?

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