City Of Ann Arbor 2014 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Climate and Adaptation

Wednesday March 12, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event will be recorded

Come join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor! The City and the Ann Arbor District Library host the third annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. The series includes four events (held monthly and ending in April) with each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s sustainability framework.

This third event in the series centers on Climate and Adaptation, including a discussion of current adaptation and resiliency strategies within the community; an introduction of the newly launched Community Climate Partnership, a coalition of community stakeholders working to further support the City’s Climate Partnership; and how to take steps to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.

A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, City of Ann Arbor staff, and Washtenaw County staff will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. Panelists for this event include Rebecca Esselman, Watershed Planner, Huron River Watershed Council; Mike Garfield, Director, Ecology Center; Susan Hutton, Vice Chari, City of Ann Arbor Environmental Commission; Monica Patel, Policy Specialist, Ecology Center; Mike Shriberg, Education Director, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute; Lecturer, Program in the Environment (PitE) & Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP); and Melissa Stults, Science Research Fellow, University of Michigan; Commissioner, City of Ann Arbor Park Advisory Commission and Environmental Commission

The forums offer an opportunity to learn more about sustainability in the community and tips for actions that residents can take to live more sustainably. Details of this series will be posted online at