4750 Woodward Ave., Suite 307
Detroit, MI 48201

Contact: Melissa Cooper Sargent
Phone: 313-881-2263

Email: melissas@ecocenter.org
Website: www.ecocenter.org


Organization’s Description

The Ecology Center is a membership-based, non-profit 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.

Mission Statement

The Ecology Center is a Michigan based non-profit environmental organization that works at the local, state and national levels for clean production, healthy communities, environmental justice and a sustainable future.

What 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:

  • 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.

 

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