News  |  November 25, 2020
Ann Arbor voters passed Proposal C, the city’s affordable housing millage proposal, with a resounding voter support rate of 73.49%. Prop C is a major win for our community and for the environment, tackling homelessness, housing insecurity, and the climate crisis at the same time.
News  |  October 26, 2020
As Governor of Michigan from 1991 to 2003, John Engler largely dismantled what had been some of the most effective environmental protection policies implemented in the U.S.
News  |  October 16, 2020
We are fortunate to be able to highlight some victories related to protecting people from toxic PFAS in our drinking water and environment.
News  |  September 23, 2020
Today, Governor Whitmer made Michigan the 9th state to commit to 100% carbon neutrality by signing Executive Directive 2020-10 and Executive Order 2020-182. These executive actions on climate change establish a long-term goal for Michigan to become carbon neutral by 2050, a near-
News  |  September 22, 2020
When the Ecology Center published its original scientific findings on chemical hazards in auto interiors on HealthyCar.Org in 2006, “Toxic at Any Speed” marked the first ever consumer guide to toxic chemicals in cars.
News  |  August 24, 2020
Lack of access to energy efficiency is one of the many faces of environmental racism and economic injustice in America today, one that hurts millions of families and hinders the collective fight against climate change.
News  |  July 31, 2020
Over the years, the Ecology Center has taught over 100,000 kids about recycling, composting, and zero-waste through classroom programs that are exciting, hands-on, and informational to engage the youth for generational change.
News  |  July 21, 2020
A new report, The Mattress Still Matters, released by the Ecology Center and the Getting Ready for Baby (GRfB) campaign makes it easier for parents to make an educated choice about crib mattresses and reveals a need for transparency in the crib mattresses market.
News  |  July 18, 2020
Following the introduction of curbside collection in 1978, recycling in Ann Arbor grew rapidly. By the 1980s, pickup extended into every neighborhood, over 100 area businesses used Recycle Ann Arbor’s commercial recycling service, and Ecology Center continued to build support.
News  |  July 9, 2020
The Ecology Center has played a pivotal role in the approval of “The Bottle Bill” to promote reusing containers and reversing the increasing amount of bottles in landfills. Now decades later, MI has the highest container return rates in the US and shows we can prioritize reuse.
News  |  June 25, 2020
Ecology Center’s pioneering Healthy Stuff model combines low cost, rapid chemical screening techniques with creative and collaborative online campaigning to drive transparency and empower consumers in unprecedented ways.
News  |  June 10, 2020
For Recycle Ann Arbor Curbside Driver James Lipford, the thing he likes best about his job is the community he serves. He especially values when people tell him and his colleagues how much they appreciate the work. Being safe as possible is the major challenge on his mind..
News  |  June 4, 2020
We are outraged, angered, and saddened at the police brutality that has taken the lives of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed and Breonna Taylor, and too many others – and the tragic killing of Ahmaud Arbery by a vigilante and former police officer.
News  |  May 18, 2020
In the spring of 1971, on a seven-acre site now occupied by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, the Ecology Center began an organic garden.
News  |  April 10, 2020
In the last few weeks, all of us have seen drastic changes occur in our lives. Everyone has been affected and the most vulnerable of us in Michigan risk losing their electricity, gas, water, even their very health.