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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  |  August 7, 2019
Laboratory testing by the nonprofit organization Ecology Center found some yoga mats marketed as eco-friendly were made of materials that present environmental and human health hazards.
Press Release  |  July 25, 2019
An alarming new report finds that disposable PVC food-handling gloves used in restaurants nationwide may contain toxic plasticizer chemicals called ortho-phthalates (THAL-eights) that leach into the food we eat.
Press Release  |  July 10, 2019
July 11, 2019—Today, Ecology Center’s Healthy Stuff program released its first-ever company ranking survey in the new report, Children’s Car Seat Chemical Policy Report Card 2019. The study surveyed 12 leading car seat companies on their corporate chemical policies & practices.
Press Release  |  May 6, 2019
New test results show elevated lead in rubber shred at playground in Washington, D.C.
Press Release  |  May 2, 2019
Charge Up Midwest, a coalition of electric vehicle experts and advocates, today applauded the Michigan Public Service Commission’s (MPSC) approval of DTE Energy’s Charging Forward program, Michigan’s second utility-led electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure program.
Press Release  |  March 28, 2019
Those of us in the Breathe Free Detroit Campaign have been working for years for Detroiters’ right to breathe clean air, for just transition for workers and residents once the incinerator closed, and movement toward zero waste.
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
Media Mention  |  January 24, 2019
CHICAGO - For energy geeks in the Midwest, the idea of pairing the region's vast wind resources wiht electric vehicles represents a sort of grid nirvana. Doing so could help slash tailpipe emissions, which have proven a tougher dilemma than coal plant pollution.
Press Release  |  January 9, 2019
Charge Up Midwest worked closely with Consumers Energy and the MPSC as the pilot program was developed, and contributed to the proposed settlement agreement that preceded the MPSC's order.
Press Release  |  December 12, 2018
A new report by Ecology Center (EC), Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), and Changing Markets Foundation (CM) reveals the presence of toxic substances in all 12 of the carpets tested from the nation’s six largest carpet manufacturers.

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