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  |  June 27, 2019
When school drinking water is sampled and analyzed, it is not uncommon for schools to find lead in many different water sources. This happens because plumbing materials may contain lead that leaches into the drinking water for students and school faculty and staff members.
News  |  June 27, 2019
On June 7, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved Consumers Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan. The first long-term utility plan to be approved under new state law, it sets Michigan’s second largest power provider on track for bold progress toward clean energy.
News  |  February 27, 2019
The need for urgent climate change action is clear. The state received a sobering reminder of the risk inherent in primary reliance on fossil fuels for energy when a fire at a Consumer’s Energy natural gas plant occurred spurring worry over having enough heat in the bitter cold.
News  |  February 26, 2019
Michigan’s House voted against Governor Whitmer’s executive order that would better position the government to protect the health and safety of families across the state. The move is more than tone deaf, it’s dangerous.
Press Release  |  February 5, 2019
Climate change is endangering the safety of Michigan’s water, threatening the air quality, and increasing unnecessary harm and death from extreme heat, rain, and insect-borne diseases, according to a new report released today by the NRDC and the Ecology Center
News  |  January 30, 2019
New Year’s resolutions are about creating new habits. We need to break old habits like automatically accepting single-use plastics when they are given to us. And make new habits, like bringing our own reusable items when we’re on the go.