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Did you know that on average, a hospital spends 1 to 7 million dollars annually on its food and beverage purchases? That is tremendous purchasing power. Tremendous purchasing power equates to a tremendous opportunity to make a difference.
Everyday exposures to toxic chemicals put our children at an unacceptably high risk of developing brain disorders, says a group of America’s leading scientific and medical experts. The TENDR (Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks) Consensus Statement warns that the cu
Michigan state legislators adjourned for the summer without passing a new energy package. The state’s current energy legislation plateaued at the end of 2015. Senate Bills 437 and 438, that would repeal the state’s highly successful renewable energy and energy efficiency standard
The long awaited RTA Master Plan draft was released to the public on May 31st. The intention of the plan is to connect transit service between Washtenaw, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties, enabling ease of travel between the counties and connecting to existing local service.
We hope for swift action from the EPA to remove and ban the most hazardous chemicals commonly found in everyday products. As the new law gets implemented, it's critical that we keep demanding safer products and real government oversight.

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Innovative Solutions for People & Planet

We believe that the central question of our time is how human beings are going to thrive in the world without destroying the earth's ability to sustain us. In the face of enormous environmental challenges, virtually all sectors of our society are now scrambling to create solutions, and the Ecology Center plays a critical role in advancing the best models.

To do that, we employ four core strategies:

  • We educate consumers to help keep their families healthy and safe.
  • We push corporations to use clean energy, make safe products, and provide healthy food.
  • We provide people with innovative services that promote healthy people and a healthy planet.
  • We work with policymakers to establish laws that protect communities and the environment.
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Our Work

We focus our efforts in a few specific areas, where we've developed deep expertise, analyzed opportunities, and identified strategies for maximum impact. We descrive these overarching areas as Environmental Health, Sustainable Food, Energy & Climate Change, and Zero Waste. To put it very briefly, we work to make your products safer, your food more local, the energy you use cleaner, and to make less waste in the process.