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The Ecology Center is a membership-based nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It works at the local, state and national levels on environmental justice, health, waste, and community issues.

Media Mention  |  March 27, 2018
Michigan electric vehicle owners want more public charging locations; utilities and others working on a solution.
Media Mention  |  February 13, 2018
Climate and Energy Program Director of the Ecology Center urges continued efforts from policymakers, utility companies, regulators and automakers to increase EV usage in Michigan.
Press Release  |  January 29, 2018
The Ecology Center’s Healthy Stuff program released a new report, More Than You Bargained For: BPS and BPA in Receipts, in which over 200 paper receipts from 150 businesses were tested for known endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
Press Release  |  December 20, 2017
Today, the Michigan Public Service Commission issued an order that establishes a February conference in its electric vehicle (EV) stakeholder process and invites stakeholder input on pilot programs for the State’s electric utilities
Students learning about Solar Panels
Press Release  |  November 29, 2017
Announcing the My Solar School Contest, where students drive innovation and leadership in solar investments at Michigan schools.
Media Mention  |  October 25, 2017
The Illinois Commerce Commission has launched a new "NextGrid: Illinois' Utility of the Future" study to explore the use of emerging technologies to improve the state's electric grid.
Press Release  |  September 28, 2017
The Ecology Center, in partnership with the Car Seat Detox Challenge Campaign and the Learning Disabilities Association of America, delivered over 40,000 signatures to Laurel Hurd, President of Graco Children’s Products and CEO of Global Baby Division at Newell Brands, calling...
Media Mention  |  September 14, 2017
In Indiana, school is in session an estimated 650,000 children in communities across the state are climbing onto about 13,000 big yellow school buses every day. Unfortunately, many of these buses are still powered by dirty, diesel engines that cause asthma attacks.
Media Mention  |  August 24, 2017
News Channel 3 covers a new report on the economic benefits of EV expansion. Charge Up Midwest recruited energy consultants, M.J. Bradley & Associates, to perform an economic analysis of the use of electric vehicles in the state of Michigan.
Mac and Cheese in bowl
Press Release  |  July 13, 2017
Laboratory testing, commissioned by the Ecology Center, of 10 varieties of macaroni and cheese products has revealed phthalates, a toxic hormone-disrupting class of chemicals, in the cheese powders of all the boxed macaroni and cheese tested.

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