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NPO Spotlight - Ecology Center
To promote clean production, healthy communities, environmental justice, and a sustainable future.
About the Organization:
Founded after the first Earth Day in 1970, the Ecology Center is a membership-based nonprofit environmental organization working for a safe and healthy environment where people live, work, and play by providing grassroots organizing, advocacy, and education.
The center offers environmental education via hands-on programming for ten thousand K-12 students and teachers in southeast Michigan classrooms each year. Through its Environmental Health Project, the organization advocates on behalf of the consumer to persuade companies to make safe chemical choices when manufacturing their products. The HealthyStuff.org site includes research on consumer product chemical hazards as a way of promoting chemical policy reform. The organization also leads various land preservation programs designed to preserve farmland and natural areas, concentrate development where infrastructure exists, and reduce traffic congestion. In addition, the center operates Recycle Ann Arbor, a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary that offers a variety of recycling and reuse services for households, businesses, and municipalities.
Visitors to the Ecology Center Web site can sign up for EcoLink, the organization's monthly e-newsletter; support an environmental campaign in Michigan; browse a list of the organization's current campaigns; make a donation; become a member; browse recent news releases or publications; and read the organization's blog.
Support for the Ecology Center is provided primarily by foundations and individuals. It also receives a small amount of corporate and government funding.