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  |  September 30, 2021
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announces five groups to receive grants for all-electric commercial vehicles
Press Release  |  August 5, 2021
Higher fuel efficiency and emissions standards being proposed at the federal level are a big step in the right direction, the Ecology Center said today in response to President Joe Biden’s announcement with automakers and the UAW.
Capped with Toxics
Press Release  |  July 13, 2021
A new report by the Toxic Free Food Campaign in partnership with Ecology Center Healthy Stuff Lab titled “Capped With Toxics” found toxic chemicals called ortho-phthalates in more than one-third of the 141 beverage brands tested. Market leaders are switching to safer bottle caps,
Press Release  |  May 25, 2021
Many home gardeners buy compost or commercial soil amendments to enhance soil nutrition. But new tests reveal concerning levels of toxic chemicals known as PFAS in fertilizer products which are commonly made from sewage sludge.
Press Release  |  March 30, 2021
The latest annual report card scoring retailer actions on toxic chemicals is out. About 2/3 of the companies have made progress over the last year.
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.
Press Release  |  December 18, 2020
While Consumers has agreed to double the cap on its Distributed Generation (DG) program from 1% to 2%, the order creates an uncertain future for solar energy in Michigan by falling short of Administrative Law Judge Wallace's recommendations.
Undisclosed PFAS coatings common on cookware
Press Release  |  December 15, 2020
New report shows undisclosed PFAS coatings common on cookware. Ecology Center tested 24 nonstick cooking and baking pans to document hidden hazards and highlight readily available safer pan alternatives.
PFAS in Fast Food Packaging
Press Release  |  August 6, 2020
The new report shows that all six food chains sampled had one or more food packaging items that likely contain toxic PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances)—chemicals known to threaten human health.
The Mattress Still Matters Report, mom with baby image
Press Release  |  July 21, 2020
The Mattress Matters report investigates what crib mattress companies disclose about the materials they choose and how that compares to laboratory analysis of crib mattresses.