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

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.
News  |  October 30, 2018
Voters should choose their politicians, not the other way around. When you go to the polls next Tuesday, we urge you to vote YES on Proposal 2 to replace gerrymandering in Michigan with a fair, impartial, and transparent process for drawing voting district maps.
News  |  September 26, 2018
On Oct 10th, the Ecology Center will host its 47th annual dinner. This year we celebrate the company of distinguished guests Gina McCarthy & Franklin Mirer. Ms. McCarthy, head of the EPA under President Obama will deliver the keynote speech. Dr. Mirer will accept the Munzel Award
News  |  August 30, 2018
As Detroiters keep speaking up about the stench, the state is stepping up its response to this longstanding problem. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office sent a letter on July 31 to DRP attorneys, formally notifying them of what neighbors already know: that the curren
News  |  May 30, 2018
Michigan is one of the worst states in the country for childhood lead poisoning, and children urgently need us to address the legacy of lead in the paint on our walls, the soil in our backyards, and the pipes that bring water into our homes.