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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.

Press Release  |  January 15, 2020
Owners of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles in Michigan are paying a disproportionate amount of fees under 2015 laws that sought to increase the amount of money dedicated to the state’s transportation system, according to a new report released today. 
Media Mention  |  January 1, 2020
In Michigan, the number of fast charging stations has grown over the past year thanks to utility rebate programs, state matching funds and private investment.
Press Release  |  December 12, 2019
The Ecology Center today published a new report that finds an upward trend in toxic-free children’s car seats available for purchase between 2016 to 2019. In a three-year span, five major companies have released flame retardant free car seats.
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)

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