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News  |  June 29, 2017
In December, after years of debate, the Michigan Legislature passed legislation (PA 341 & 342) that increased our renewable energy standard to 15% by 2021 and maintained Michigan’s energy efficiency standard at 1% per year sun-setting in 2021.  
News  |  June 29, 2017
Our Healthy Stuff team tested 60 pet food cans and discovered toxic chemicals hiding in the linings. BPA and PVC were both commonly found, both of which are harmful once leached into the food. We want better for our beloved pets; they deserve it.
News  |  May 30, 2017
"We want affordable, non-toxic car seats!" This is the call of our new campaign, the Car Seat Detox Challenge. After the recent release of the first car seat made without flame retardant additives that still meets flammability standards—we are asking all manufacturers to detox.
News  |  May 30, 2017
Earlier this month Dr. Nancy Beck, a former advocate for the American Chemistry Council, was appointed as the new Deputy Administrator of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. This is a major conflict of interest.
News  |  May 30, 2017
The Trump Administration threatens environmental & public health. In 100 days, a proposed 33% cut to EPA’s budget, plans to roll back emission regulations along with massive deregulation, and eliminated science panels, mean that we just can’t continue business as usual.
News  |  April 27, 2017
By Guest Author, Amy Getman. Since 2008, Grant Fletcher has been changing the way the health system sources food for patients and employees at Bronson Healthcare. Fletcher recently decided to take on a new challenge: sourcing all eggs from local producers.
News  |  April 27, 2017
Hopefully, you had some time to get out into nature this past Earth Day and have some fun. But, why stop there? We need our Earth to be healthy every day. Therefore, we challenge you to find an activity that will have lasting meaning and make a pledge.
News  |  April 27, 2017
Climate change affects us all. The University of Michigan Climate Center has tracked an over 40% increase in precipitation and 100-year storms over the past 30 yrs, along with a rise in temperature. Ann Arbor must #ActOnClimate to curb climate change.
News  |  March 30, 2017
Ever since November 8, we've been expecting Donald Trump to initiate a "repeal and replace" of President Obama's climate policies, and it all just came to a head. On March 28, in true Orwellian fashion, President Trump went to EPA headquarters to announce the Executive Order.
News  |  March 30, 2017
On March 8th, advocates, health professionals, lead-abatement contractors, and other citizen-lobbyists connected to discuss the real hazards of lead lurking in and around Michigan homes.
News  |  March 30, 2017
Health Leaders learn from experts in the field about the connections between human health and the environment and what can be done to improve health outcomes.
News  |  February 27, 2017
Congress and the new Administration have called for an unprecedented assault on environmental and public health protections, including a withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, the rollback of major environmental regulations, the dismantling of the EPA, and more.
News  |  February 27, 2017
The Breathe Free Detroit campaign is asking the public to speak out against the air-polluting giant trash incinerator in Detroit. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is hearing public comments until March 8th. Speak out. Help us fight for clean air.
News  |  February 27, 2017
The Ecology Center and its Michigan Renewable Schools program is evaluating evidence-based connections between improved student performance and health with strategic clean energy investments in our K-12 school facilities: better lighting, ventilation, exterior building shell, etc
News  |  February 27, 2017
On Thursday, February 23, the Ann Arbor Environmental Commission unanimously endorsed the Recycle Ann Arbor / Rumpke proposal to process City recyclables until the City’s materials recovery facility (MRF) is back up and running.

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