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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.  
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.

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