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​​​​​​​​Keep up to date with what's happening at the Office of Sustainability and Innovations!​

Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter here, and see all upcoming events below! ​If you have questions about any events or would like to request adding an event, please contact either Galen or Zach​.​

Newsletter

​Stay up to date with the Office of Sustainability and Innovations by subscribing to our quareterly newsletter. You can subscribe by sending an email to sustainability@a2gov.org​ with the subject: newsletter.  And read our most recent newsletter, our December 2​Adde020 - January 2021​ newsletter or our October 2020 edition​. 

Events

​​​​​​Upcoming 

​​​NEW! 2021 Sustainability Forum Series

The OSI is proud to announce the return of the annual Sustainability Forum Series for 2021! This year's series will be held virtually via Zoom. Attendance is free but one-time registration is required. See the series schedule below for more information:


  • January 28, 2021 at 6:00-8:00pm - “Food & Food Access: What we eat and how we get it."   Watch recording on demand
  • February 24, 2021 at 6:00-8:00pm - "The natural world in urban settings." Watch recording on demand
  • March 31, 2021 - "Waste Reduction & Circular Economy"
  • ​April 28,2021 - "Energy and Efficiency"
  • May 26, 2021 - Stay tuned for more!


Check out the recordings of our 2020 Sustainability Forums.



​Commercial and Multifamily Energy Efficiency Virtual Open House
​​​February 4, 2021 from 6 - 8 PM Watch recording on demand​
​A public feedback period will be launching on February 4, 2021, beginning with a virtual Open House for commercial and multifamily building owners and property managers to learn more about energy and water benchmarking and policy recommendations co-created with a task force of multiple City units and community stakeholders.​
Take the feedback survey here​.

Climate, ​Coffee, and Conversation
2nd Thursday of each month, 8:00AM
This monthly recurring virtual event is an opportunity for any and all Ann Arbor residents to come enjoy your morning beverage of choice and chat in an informal setting with OSI staff about A2ZERO initiatives and/or sustainability in general. ​Attendance is free, but registration is required​. ​

“Power Hour” Feb. 11, 2021 at 7pm, virtual. ​
This is chance for folks to come learn about solar for their homes, energy efficiency and electrification, and how it all relates to the goals of A2Zero, as well as the program we have to help folks get discounts on solar (Solarize). We will also be talking about emerging science around indoor air quality and gas stoves.​ Register​​​ation information here.​

Solarize Group Buy Meeting
​Hosted by Matthaei Farms and Friends Solar group-buy i​s currently enrolling and is open to all Washtenaw County residents. Learn more from the meeting recording​ or contact Julie Roth at juliekayeroth111@gmail.com​


​​​​​Recent Events

Miss an OSI ​​event? 

Don't worry, we may have a recording of it on our YouTube Channel.  ​


OSI Community Engagement Specialists

​Galen Hardy: ghardy@a2gov.org

Zach Waas Smith: zwaassmith@a2gov.org