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  |  May 28, 2021
Ecology Center found PFAS in all tested fertilizer and compost products. Check these products labels to find out the source of the materials. Ingredients listed as “biosolids” and “residuals” are code words for sewage sludge.
News  |  February 8, 2021
Governor Gretchen Whitmer took the first critical steps this week toward meeting the state’s carbon reduction goals, which she’d established in a 2020 executive order.
News  |  February 4, 2021
22 year-old National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman emerged as the breakout star of the recent Presidential Inauguration with her powerful delivery of “The Hill We Climb.” In “Earthrise,” her 2018 poem about the climate crisis, Gorman celebrates the vulnerable world we inherit
Michigan joins 27 states considering  toxic chemical policies in 2021
Press Release  |  February 3, 2021
Bills regulating toxic PFAS and clean-up of PFAS contaminated land and water driving the majority of more than 180 expected policies for this year.
News  |  September 23, 2020
Today, Governor Whitmer made Michigan the 9th state to commit to 100% carbon neutrality by signing Executive Directive 2020-10 and Executive Order 2020-182. These executive actions on climate change establish a long-term goal for Michigan to become carbon neutral by 2050, a near-
News  |  April 10, 2020
In the last few weeks, all of us have seen drastic changes occur in our lives. Everyone has been affected and the most vulnerable of us in Michigan risk losing their electricity, gas, water, even their very health.