Innovative Policies

Many of the issues that the Ecology Center work on go beyond the scope of individual’s choices and into the realm of policy. By tackling these issues at the policy level, we are not only able to provide individuals with more and better healthy choices, but we’re able to ensure that companies operate at a higher standard.

Everything we do is in pursuit of healthier people and a healthier planet.

News

News  |  April 25, 2018
Energy Democracy is a term that many may not have heard of before. It could change the way we all think about the energy we create, the energy we use, who benefits, and who is harmed by energy extraction and consumption.
News  |  March 27, 2018
Laggard retailers warrant failing grades for their poor chemicals policies.
News  |  December 21, 2017
2017 has seen unprecedented rollbacks on public health and the environment. Ever wonder what you can do? Here are some concrete ways to create positive impact on climate, as well as other critical environmental health issues in 2018.
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  |  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  |  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.