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Click here to listen to the Ecology Center's Jason Bing talk about this great project to make affordable housing greener and healthier for its residents and the community.
Two affordable housing projects are planned in Ann Arbor that aim to create sustainable and healthier lives for low-income residents. If it works as
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Great sales for the Volt? Really good news for everybody who believes this industry can bring good jobs to Michigan, and help the environment, too.
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Think there might be any environmental problems with that mountain of pet coke they're dumping in Detroit?  Yeah, so do we.
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'By merging, we’ll be able to broaden our outreach to more communities, and share our work in other areas like recycling, clean energy, healthy food and ‘green’ chemistry.'
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Let's look at the curve to 'get a more realistic assessment of the future of EVs if we put their growth in the context of broader, established framework of how new technologies are adopted by consumers and gain widespread traction in their market.'
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Listen here to our colleague David Wright talk about what's new in the renewable-energy scene.
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We hope you'll vote for us to win a web makeover at pir.org/vote.  You can vote once a day through December 13th.  Visit EcoCenter.org to see how badly we need your votes.
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It's not just about hybrids and EV's; better transmissions and aerodynamics are part of the solution, too . . .
Automakers are quietly working behind the scenes to squeeze every mile per gallon out of today's automotive technology.
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The Volt is looking better and better all the time: new colors and a big price drop.
General Motors has announced that the 2014 model year of the Chevrolet Volt will come with more than just some new color choices (Ashen Gray Metallic and Brownstone Metallic), it will also come with a significiant MSRP reduction of $5000, putting the rest of the plug-in competition on notice ...
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The overall goal? 'Increasing access to healthy, sustainable and affordable foods for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and their children at critical moments of development'
The Ecology Center has received a two-year, $300000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support a project called “First Food, Good Food,” focused on maternal and infant health while working to improve the supply of healthier, local foods for Detroit's children and families. cascade of ...
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The kicker? 'Early adopters who pay a premium to drive the most fuel-efficient vehicles are doing more to arrest climate change than to wear out Michigan roads. Punishing them would be another wrong turn on the road to a durable prosperity.'
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Check out the video: the Union of Concerned Scientists' David Friedman gives the low-down on meeting new fuel-economy targets, including the role of EV's.
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Working for a safe and healthy environment where people live, work and play.
Introduction
The Ecology Center is a membership-based, nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded by community activists after the country's first Earth Day in 1970, the Ecology Center is now a regional leader that works for a safe and healthy environment where people live, work, and play.

What Do We Do?

The Ecology Center works for a just and healthy environment through grassroots organizing, advocacy, education, and demonstration projects. Today, our major programs are:

  • Climate and Energyresearch and advocacy for energy efficiency and cleaner fuels, especially in transportation and power generation.
  • Environmental Education, a program reaching 10,000 K-12 students and teachers in southeast Michigan every year.
  • Environmental Health Project, working to protect our health from toxic chemicals in food, air, water, and household products.
  • HealthyStuff.org, researching consumer product chemical hazards to promote chemical policy reform.
  • Land Use, preserving farmland and natural areas, concentrate development where infrastructure exists, and reduce traffic congestion.
  • Recycle Ann Arbor, a wholly-owned nonprofit subsidiary of the Ecology Centeroffering a variety of recycling and reuse services for households, businesses, and municipalities.

Stay informed on these issues! Sign up for EcoLink, our monthly e-newsletter.

How to Join

Become a member of the Ecology Center and help support community action to improve our local environment. As a member, you will receive our monthly e-newsletter EcoLink, environmental alerts, and announcements of Ecology Center events. You will also receive discounts on merchandise, including publications, and have voting rights to elect board members. 

To join us, please print the Membership Form, fill it out, and mail it to us. If you have questions, you can contact us here on our page or at membership@ecocenter.org.

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Phone
734-761-3186
Email
Fax
734-663-2414
Address
339 E. Liberty, Suite 300 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA