City of Ann Arbor 2017 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Grow Your Own

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April 13, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

The conversation on sustainability in Ann Arbor continued as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library hosted their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. The series of four events each focused on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework.

The final event in this series was Grow Your Own. Local gardening experts shared tips and tricks to help you grow your own fruits, veggies, flowers, and more. Panelists included:

Jason Frenzel, Ann Arbor City Councilmember
Monica Milla, Master Gardener
Drew Lathin, General Manager of Creating Sustainable Landscapes, LLC
Caitlyn Dickinson, Biodynamic Beekeeper

Emily Springfield, Founder of Preserving Traditions

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. A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, and staff from both the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community.

This event was cosponsored by the City of Ann Arbor and details of the series are posted online on The City of Ann Arbor's Sustainability site. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s Sustainability website.

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City of Ann Arbor 2017 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Driverless Vehicles Coming Down the Pike

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February 9, 2017 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

oin the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library host their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. The series will include four events (held monthly through April) with each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework.

The second event in this series is Driverless Vehicles Coming Down the Pike. Hear from state and national experts about the coming "driverless" vehicle revolution and what it will mean for the Ann Arbor region.

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. A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, staff from both the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. Each program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session.

Speakers for the Driverless Vehicles Coming Down the Pike discussion include:
• Dr. Huei Peng, Director of U-M Mobility Transformation Center
• Kirk Steudle, Director of MI Department of Transportation
• John Maddox or Laurel Champion, American Center for Mobility
• Frank Sgambati, Director of Marketing and Product Innovation, North America at Robert Bosch LLC

This event is cosponsored by the City of Ann Arbor and details of the series will be posted online on The City of Ann Arbor's Sustainability site. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s Sustainability website.

Length: 01:05:16
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City of Ann Arbor 2017 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Green Your Home DIY

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January 12, 2017 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library host their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. The series will include four events (held monthly through April) with each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework.

The first event in this series is Green Your Home DIY. Local experts share programs and hands-on tips that can help you green your home.

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. A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, staff from both the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. Each program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session.

Topics and speakers for the Green Your Home DIY discussion include:

o Go Solar with your Neighbors: Ann Arbor solar bulk buy (David Levine, Founder and CEO of Geostellar)
o Weatherize Your Home: the county program and DIY tips (Aaron Kraft, Housing Programs Supervisor for Washtenaw County)
o Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away: building rain gardens and installing rain barrels (Roger Moon, Master Rain Gardener, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office)
o Grow Your Own: gardening tips for newbie gardeners (Amanda Edmonds, Founder and Executive Director of Growing Hope)

Chip Smith, Councilmember for the City of Ann Arbor, moderates this session.

This event was cosponsored by the City of Ann Arbor. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s Sustainability website.

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City Of Ann Arbor 2016 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Looking to the Future: Ann Arbor in 2025

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April 7, 2016 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library host their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. The series included four events (held monthly through April of 2016) with each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework.

This is the last event in this series and centers on Ann Arbor in 2025, including conversations about local challenges and solutions on Ann Arbor’s path to a more sustainable future.

A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, staff from both the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County joined the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. Each program included a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session.

These forums offer an opportunity to learn more about sustainability in the community and tips for actions that residents can take to live more sustainably.

Speakers include:

  • Moderator, Josie Parker, Director of the Ann Arbor Library;
  • Teresa Gillotti, Communication and Policy Specialist, Washtenaw County Department of Community and Economic Development;
  • Xuan Liu, Manager of Research, SEMCOG;
  • Susan Pollay, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority;
  • Sue Zielinski, Managing Director of SMART at the U-M Transport Research Institute.

Details of this series are posted online on The City of Ann Arbor's Sustainability site. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s Sustainability website.

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City Of Ann Arbor 2016 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Resource Management

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February 4, 2016 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library host their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. The series will include four events (held monthly through April) with each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s Sustainability Framework. The second event in this series centers on Resource Management, including discussions about improving Ann Arbor’s waste diversion rate and community-wide efforts to reduce different waste streams. A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, staff from both the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. Each program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session.

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. Speakers for the Resource Management discussion include:

• Roger Bowser, Managing Partner, Zingerman's
• Eileen Spring, President and CEO, Food Gatherers
• Noelle Bowman, Solid Waste Specialist, Washtenaw County
• Tracy Artley, Sustainability Programs Coordinator, U-M Plant Building & Grounds Services
• Matt Naud, Environmental Coordinator, City of Ann Arbor

Details of this series will be posted online on The City of Ann Arbor's Sustainability site. For information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, please visit the City’s Sustainability website.

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City Of Ann Arbor 2015 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Sustainable Systems

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March 12, 2015 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library host their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series.The series includes four events, each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s sustainability framework.

The third event in the series centers on Sustainable Systems, including an overview of city wet weather projects and community-led solutions to increased precipitation.

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. Each program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session. 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.

• Nathan Ayers, Director, Chiwara Permaculture and Partner, UM Permaculture Initiative
• Susan Bryan, Rain Garden Coordinator, Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Office
• Shannan Gibb-Randall, Principal, In-Site Design Studio
• Jen Lawson, Water Quality Manager, City of Ann Arbor
• Laura Rubin, Executive Director, Huron River Watershed Council

Length: 01:22:51
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City Of Ann Arbor 2015 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Economic Vitality

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February 12, 2015 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor as the City and the Ann Arbor District Library host their annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series.The series includes four events, each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s sustainability framework.

The second event in the series centers on Economic Vitality, including current economic development projects, community investment, and business development. 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. Each program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session. 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.

Speakers for the Economic Vitality discussion include:
• Matthew Naud, Environmental Coordinator, City of Ann Arbor
• Wendy Rampson, Planning Manager, City of Ann Arbor
• Amber Miller, Planning & Research Specialist, Downtown Development Authority
• Connie Pulcipher, Systems Planner, City of Ann Arbor
• Rena Basch, Founder, Locavorious, and Board Member, Food System Economic Partnership
• Neel Hajra, President and CEO, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

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City Of Ann Arbor 2015 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Sustainable Buildings

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January 8, 2015 at Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room

This series will include four events (held monthly and ending in April) with each focusing on a different element of sustainability from Ann Arbor’s sustainability framework (www.a2gov.org/sustainability).

The first event in this series centers on Sustainable Buildings and includes a discussion of how to increase efficiency of new and existing building and projects underway in the community.

A think tank of local stakeholders including representatives from community organizations, staff from both the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. Each program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session.

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.

Speakers for the Sustainable Building discussion include:
• Christopher Taylor, Mayor, City of Ann Arbor
• John Beeson, Architect, Resident, and Commissioner for the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission
• Jason Bing, Healthy Buildings Director, Ecology Center
• Nate Geisler, Energy Programs Analyst, City of Ann Arbor
• Knox Cameron, Principal Marketing Specialist Residential Programs - Energy Efficiency, DTE Energy

Details of this series will be posted online at www.a2gov.org/sustainability.

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City of Ann Arbor 2014 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Local Food

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April 9, 2014 at the Downtown Library

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 final event in the series centers on Local Food, including highlights from the Ann Arbor farmers market, our local food economy, and tips on how to support and participate in Ann Arbor's local food system. Panelists include ​Jenna Bacolor, Executive Director, Community Education & Recreation Ann Arbor Public Schools; Hillary Bisnett, Healthy Food in Healthcare Project Director, Ecology Center​​​​; Sarah DeWitt​, Farmers Market Manager, City of Ann Arbor​; Robert Grese, Director, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum; Professor, UM School of Natural Resources and Environment; and Yousef Rabhi​, Chair, Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners;

Each program will include a series of short presentations followed by a question and answer session. 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, and information and videos from current and past Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums, are posted on the City's website.

Length: 01:27:51
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City Of Ann Arbor 2014 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum: Climate and Adaptation

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March 12, 2014 at the Downtown Library

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 2014) 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 www.a2gov.org/sustainability.

Length: 01:27:58
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