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News  |  September 27, 2017
A group of Michigan lawmakers has proposed new legislation that could impact the health and wellness of students across the state. The seven proposed bills target K-12 public school districts to increase protections for indoor air and water quality, site environmental quality...
News  |  September 27, 2017
In May 2015, Recycle Ann Arbor was awarded a $19,500 "pollution prevention" grant from the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to expand Zero Waste events throughout Washtenaw County.
News  |  September 27, 2017
55,000 lbs is a lot of trash. It’s hard to imagine how big a pile it’d make. That’s how much recyclable material student-led teams in Dearborn Public Schools diverted from landfill last school year. This school year, they aim to divert double that amount.
News  |  September 26, 2017
Given that the fastest-growing job in the U.S. between 2012 and 2016 was solar photovoltaic installer, and that 2016’s fastest growing job was wind energy technician, today’s students must be prepared to be the future leaders of our clean energy economy.
News  |  September 15, 2017
President Donald Trump defended his decision to abandon the Paris Climate Accord as an effort to put America first, but as Mark Phelan’s column in the Detroit Free Press argues, US automakers should, and likely will, abide by the landmark agreement.
News  |  September 15, 2017
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is changing course and setting goals for electrification in parts of the company’s lineup.
News  |  September 15, 2017
When Ford announced their plan to release 13 new electrified vehicles in the next five years, they weren’t just talking about grocery getters.
News  |  September 15, 2017
French mobility company NAVYA recently announced that they want their vehicles to be built by Michigan.
News  |  September 12, 2017
Summer may be ending, but things are just heating up for the electric vehicle market in Michigan. This August brought a lot of good news to the market.
News  |  July 27, 2017
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, food service directors and members of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network (MFIN) gathered for a Cultivate Michigan dry bean tour at the Frankenmuth Farmers Market.
News  |  July 25, 2017
Recent findings released by the Ecology Center, however, reveal that the dry powdered cheese mixes in those boxes have on average four times the amount of phthalates (thal-eights) than block cheese and other unprocessed cheeses.
News  |  July 25, 2017
The Detroit trash incinerator, one of the largest in the world, is a prime example of environmental racism. Here is a facility that pumps out carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides, and particulate matter daily, and has violated the Clean Air Act 379 times since 2015.
News  |  July 15, 2017
Our state has a unique opportunity to use the mistakes of the past to pave the way for a smarter future.
News  |  June 29, 2017
In early June, the Ann Arbor City Council concluded an 8-month-long bid process by unanimously approving a contract with Recycle Ann Arbor to process the City’s recyclables. RAA’s proposal offered high recovery rates, low environmental impacts, low price, and high performance.
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.  

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