News  |  January 12, 2017
The Michigan Environmental Literacy Plan (MIELP) is a set of guidelines and resources intended to get K-12 students connected with the natural world. MIELP was passed in 2011 with the vision of creating “environmentally literate citizens”.
News  |  December 28, 2016
After almost two years of continued perseverance and hard work, and possibly a bit of luck, the Michigan Legislature was finally able to pass new energy legislation. A deal was reached in the last hours of the legislative session with the passing of Senate Bills 473 and 438.
News  |  December 27, 2016
The City Administrator and City staff will be working over the coming months to develop the City’s 2017-19 budget, which gets submitted to the Ann Arbor City Council for adoption in May. We’ll be watching the process to make sure climate action moves forward.
News  |  December 27, 2016
A material recovery facility is the hub of a community’s recycling program. It can spark regional economic development; provide good local jobs; be a key component in recycling education; and guarantee the environmental benefits of recycling are realized.
News  |  December 12, 2016
Check out our top ten to do list for the new year. Pat yourself on the back for those things you are already doing. Find a few new ideas for living healthier and protecting the planet.
News  |  November 28, 2016
On November 17th, the Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board released its new report which calls for a comprehensive, state-wide plan to end child lead exposure, with areas of high lead exposure given highest priority.
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.