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News  |  October 27, 2016
Regional Transit will improve our quality of life.  The regional transit plan will connect residents to 23 colleges, 310 schools, 22 hospitals, 100+ grocery stores, 410+ parks, 47 libraries and to entertainment and cultural opportunities throughout the four counties. 
News  |  October 25, 2016
While the Ecology Center has been working to end childhood lead exposure in Michigan for years, this National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week we joined a coalition of over fifty groups calling for federal agencies to act boldly to eradicate lead exposure on a national scale.
News  |  October 13, 2016
The Ecology Center, in coalition with other health and environmental groups, demand that the state government end childhood lead poisoning. We’ve known about the dangers of lead for years, and we've failed as a society to mount a response scaled to the size of the problem.
News  |  September 28, 2016
The Dearborn Education and Action on Recycling program (DEAR) seeks to use Dearborn's schools as agents of community and environmental change by reducing the amount of contamination in Dearborn's recycling system.
News  |  September 28, 2016
Coal tar sealants cover a vast majority of driveways, parking lots and playgrounds. They are meant to extend the life of the asphalt underneath. Unfortunately, these sealants contain a hazardous chemical that is a known carcinogen.
News  |  September 28, 2016
Ann Arbor City Council, Washtenaw County Commission, Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce, the Huron Valley Area Labor Federation, Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority and Ypsilanti Library Board have endorsed the regional transit millage on the Nov. 8th ballot. Vote YES!
News  |  August 31, 2016
The EPA estimates that a child bringing a brown bag lunch to school every day throws away about 67 pounds of waste each school year. Learn how to tweak school lunch preparations to prevent the creation of tons of trash and keep chemicals of concern out of your child's lunch.
News  |  August 25, 2016
It's undeniable. The energy burden is larger for low income households in the United States, and transportation costs play a big role.
News  |  August 9, 2016
On July 7, 2016, the City of Ann Arbor evicted ReCommunity, the long-time operator of its materials recovery facility (MRF), for safety violations at the City’s facility.  Since then, City actions have sowed confusion throughout the community about recycling. 
News  |  July 26, 2016
Did you know that on average, a hospital spends 1 to 7 million dollars annually on its food and beverage purchases? That is tremendous purchasing power. Tremendous purchasing power equates to a tremendous opportunity to make a difference.
News  |  June 29, 2016
The long awaited RTA Master Plan draft was released to the public on May 31st. The intention of the plan is to connect transit service between Washtenaw, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties, enabling ease of travel between the counties and connecting to existing local service.
News  |  June 18, 2016
On June 10, 2016, Rebecca Meuninck, deputy director for the Ecology Center, was appointed to the Governor’s Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board. The Ecology Center strongly advocated for this Board and we were thrilled the Administration agreed and that Rebecca was appointed.
News  |  May 24, 2016
What about the many other toxic chemicals we hear about every day entering our bodies from our environment? Medical associations and researchers agree: the benefits of breastfeeding are so vitally important that they outweigh potential risks from environmental toxics.
News  |  April 27, 2016
Many people talk about public transportation as an issue of access, mobility, safety, and economic development for people and businesses in Southeast Michigan. These issues are critical to our region, but public transportation has significant environmental advantages as well.
News  |  April 27, 2016
One food that has never gone out of favor and is a staple in kitchens the world over is dry beans. Better yet, dry beans are grown in Michigan! The state is the second largest dry bean producer in the U.S.

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