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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.

Hushpuppie, Men's Rainmaker
Press Release  |  November 26, 2019
Scientists and Ecology Center have discovered that Wolverine Worldwide—maker of shoe brands like Hush Puppies and Keds—continues to add per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to some adults’ and children’s shoes despite knowing the dangers.
Media Mention  |  November 8, 2019
Toxic PFAS were found in artificial turf playing fields according to a new Ecology Center report.
Media Mention  |  November 6, 2019
Minnesota utility demands charges are hurting the business case for installing high-speed vehicle chargers, a report says.
Media Mention  |  November 6, 2019
Minnesota announces plans to increase access to electric vehicle charging network across the state.
Media Mention  |  November 6, 2019
Minnesota just announced a package of new vehicle emissions standards that will reduce transportation pollution and improve options for zero and low emission vehicles.
Press Release  |  November 6, 2019
Lowe’s announced that it will phase out the sale of all indoor residential carpets and rugs containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
Media Mention  |  November 4, 2019
The report provides recommendations and next steps based on public input, modeling
Media Mention  |  November 4, 2019
Drivers of gas guzzlers aren’t the only ones who would pay more under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal to increase the state fuel tax by 45 cents per gallon to fund fixes to Michigan’s roads.
Press Release  |  October 10, 2019
The toxic chemicals used in fire retardants and non-stick cookware have been found in artificial turf carpet, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and The Ecology Center. This raises new public health and environmental concerns.

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