Sustainable Ann Arbor forum series begins Jan. 12
The City of Ann Arbor is collaborating with the Ann Arbor District Library to host a “Sustainable Ann Arbor” discussion series that begins Jan. 12.
This series will bring together University of Michigan faculty, representatives from community organizations, city commissioners, city staff, and the public to discuss local sustainability concepts and efforts — past, present and future, according to a news release.
The series is organized around four theme areas and will be held at 7 p.m. in the Ann Arbor District Main Library at 343 S. Fifth Ave. on the second Thursday of the month from January through April 2012.
The sessions are:
- Jan. 12- Resource Management, including regional planning, natural areas, waste reduction, recycling, compost, urban forestry, water and air quality.
- Feb. 9- Land Use and Access, including transportation designs, infrastructure, land uses, built environments, and public spaces.
- March 8- Climate and Energy, including an overview of Ann Arbor’s climate action plan, climate impacts, renewable and alternative energy, energy efficiency and conservation.
- April 12- Community, including housing, public safety, recreation, outreach, civic engagement, and stewardship of community resources.
Each program will include short presentations followed by a question-and-answer session. The discussions will help guide the city’s sustainability planning efforts. The Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums are part of the City of Ann Arbor’s sustainability framework project.
More information on the sustainability framework and the Sustainable Ann Arbor Forums is available at www.a2gov.org/sustainability and on the State of Our Environment Report webpage at www.a2gov.org/soe.