Watch A2ZERO 2020 Virtual Earth Day Celebration

Date: June 10, 2020

Location: ZOOM

The City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations and GIVE 365, on behalf of the Earth Day Festival Committee and in partnership with the A2Zero initiative, invite you to celebrate Earth Day all day long on Wednesday, April 22.

Solar Faithful Workshop – Solar Investor Model

Date: May 31, 2020

Location: ZOOM

Solar Faithful was launched in late 2017 as a partnership between Ann Arbor and Michigan IPL with a small Department of Energy (DOE) grant. The goal was to come up with a scalable model for solar among houses-of-worship (HoW’s). A number of solar installations have been completed, in the Ann Arbor area, primarily using an ‘investor model’ to take advantage of the Federal tax credit on solar. In late 2019, the DOE awarded three $100,000 prizes and also provided non-monetary recognition to select teams including the Solar Faithful team of Ann Arbor.

Workshop Purpose: Share Solar Faithful success stories and practice ways to promote more solar installations in the faith based and non-profit communities.

Bring:

Average monthly electrical consumption of your building in kWh and plenty of sunshine!!

Ann Arbor Sustainability Forum: Adaptation and Resiliency

Date: May 19, 2020

Location:

Join us on Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. for a virtual sustainability forum focused on adaptation and resilience. During this forum, you’ll hear from Beth Gibbons, the executive director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals, Rebecca Esselman, the executive director of the Huron River Watershed Council, a liaison from the Red Cross (invited), and learn a bit about how resilience is integrated into the newly released Ann Arbor Carbon Neutrality Plan, A2Zero.

Washtenaw County Democratic Party General Membership Meeting

Date: April 4, 2020

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Newsflash: The Washtenaw County Democratic Party will hold its monthly, previously cancelled meeting from 9:30am-12:00 on Saturday, April 6, 2020, via Zoom. The meeting will cover updates about COVID19 and it’s special program on the A2Zero project. Download Zoom to your computer, iPad, or phone and sign in to https://zoom.us/j/820810152, webinar ID: 820 810 152. Or see further directions at Washtenawdems.org.

Wege Lecture on Sustainability

Date: March 12, 2020

Location: Hill Auditorium

TBD
Thursday, March 12, 2020 – 5:00pm to 6:30pm
TBD

Each year the Center for Sustainable Systems based at the School for Environment and Sustainability, invites an internationally recognized expert to deliver the Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability at the University of Michigan. This annual Lecture Series focuses on critical issues of sustainability and honors Peter M. Wege for his many outstanding contributions to the University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems and to the environmental field. This Lecture Series addresses important sustainability challenges facing society in the 21st century including: energy security and declining fossil resources, global climate change, freshwater scarcity, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss; and sustainable development strategies for mobility, buildings, and other complex systems for meeting human needs in both developed and developing countries.

Join us at the A2ZERO Town Hall Meeting!

Date: February 22, 2020

Location: Pioneer High School

Join us for a city-wide town hall on carbon neutrality. At this meeting you’ll hear about options to reduce climate pollution in our energy, transportation, and resource sectors. You’ll also hear about possible strategies to enhance resilience and be given an opportunity to vote for those strategies you think our community should be pursuing. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues – all are welcome (especially youth). We look forward to seeing you at Pioneer High School (601 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103) on February 22nd from 12pm-5pm.  Please click the View Details Button to register.

 

 

Sustainability Forum on Carbon Neutrality in the Mobility Sector

Date: February 13, 2020

Location: Ann Arbor Library

February 13, 2020: A2Zero in the Mobility Sector

Please join us as we discuss how transportation projects can help the City meet our ambitious 2030 carbon neutrality goals. Presenters will include: Matt Carpenter, Linda Diane Feldt, Emily Drennen, and Joe Grengs.

Washtenaw 350

Date: January 11, 2020

Location: Ypsilanti District Library

A World Without Ice Community Conversation

Date: December 19, 2019

Location: Ann Arbor Hands on Museum

Come learn about a new exhibit, A World Without Ice, and share your ideas about what the City of Ann Arbor can do to advance our climate and resilience activities.

Interfaith Celebrations

Date: December 18, 2019

Location: International House Ann Arbor

921 Church St, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Homegrown at Cobblestone Art Festival

Date: December 15, 2019

Location: Cobblestone Farm

Come view some local art, do some holiday shopping, and discuss carbon neutrality concerns with your friendly Office of Sustainability and Innovations staff.

Citizens Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

Date: December 14, 2019

Location: Ann Arbor District Library 3rd Floor 

December 14th Ann Arbor Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby

12:30pm Ann Arbor District Library 3rd Floor

 

Veridian at County Farm

Date: December 11, 2019

Location: Roos Roast Coffee

Join Matthew Grocoff at Roos Roast Coffee on Rosewood on Wed, Dec 11 at 6:30pm for a dynamic presentation about Veridian at County Farm.
NOTE: SPACE IS LIMITED. RSVP EARLY!!

A2Zero Community Power Hour

Date: December 3, 2019

Location: Ann Arbor District Library Westgate

Join energy experts and contractors to learn about solar and efficiency in your home. Event is free. Children welcome. Registration bit.ly/PowerHourDec3

Climate Change is Bigger Than Rivalry

Date: November 30, 2019

Location: Meet us on the corner of Main Street and East Davis Street

Be our ‘purple date’ to the big rivalry game

Why Purple? It’s a mix of Democrat Blue and Republican Red. Also Michigan Blue and Ohio State Scarlet. Our rivalry has had a good run. But the planet needs us.

WHERE: Meet us on the corner of Main Street and East Davis Street to get your purple on – purple cheeks stripes, that is. Or, come to the game already purple-ized and stop by for a photo before heading into Wolverine stadium. We’ll share the photos with our duly elected representatives (Michigan and Ohio).

WHEN: Gameday. November 30th, 2019. 11am-12:30pm

Juneteenth

Date: June 19, 2019

Location: Wheeler Park

“Happening-A Clean Energy Revolution Documentary”: City of Ann Arbor & Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Date: January 26, 2019

Location: Ann Arbor District Library Westgate Branch

Documentary featuring James Redford as he embarks on a colorful personal journey into the clean energy era to see how it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US.  “Happening” explores issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future, and finding hope for our survival.  Followed by presentations on Ann Arbor’s new A2Zero carbon neutrality initiative by City of Ann Arbor Sustainability staff, and federal carbon pricing legislation by the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.