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Subscribe to​​ our monthly newsletter here, and see all of our upcoming​ events below!

​If you have que​stions about any events or would like to request adding an event, please contact Missy Stults​​.​​

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Check out Green Light, our show on CTN Ann Arbor, about sustainability activities in Ann Arbor by getting to know the residents who are envisioning, creating, and establishing a sustainable and equitable future for our community​.

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The Office of Sustainability and Innovations also oversees the Energy Commis​sion, which may not be shown on the above calendar. ​For more information on the commission, visit our Sustainability Related Boards & Commissions page or the City Calendar


​Stay up to date with the Offic​e of Sustainability and Innovations by subscribing to our monthly newsletter, The Charging Station. In each issue, you'll find details about upcoming events, news from OSI and our A2ZERO Collaborators, and content on a featured topic related to sustainability and our w​​​ork to achieve a carbon neutral community. Check out some of our most recent issues below:
July 2024 Newsletter: Get to Know the Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU)

June 2024 Newsletter: Year Four of A2ZERO

May 2024 Newsletter: Food and Climate

April 2024 Newsletter: Building Community Resilience

March 2024 Newsletter: Decarbonization and Affordable Housing

February 2024 Newsletter: A²​ZERO Ambassadors and the Community

January 2024 Newsletter: A²​ZERO Community Collaborators

December 2023 Newsletter: Celebrating New Initiatives and Increased Capacity

November 2023 Newsletter: Community Partnership

October 2023 Newsletter: Transportation

September 2023 Newsletter: Rental Housing Efficiency

August 2023 Newsletter: Circular Economy

July 2023 Newsletter: Electrification 

June 2023 Newsletter: A2ZERO Week and OSI Program Updates 

May 2023 Newsletter: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

April 2023 Newsletter: 10,000 Trees Initiative

March 2023 Newsletter: Solar in Ann Arbor

February 2023 Newsletter: Air Quality Monitoring

January 2023 Newsletter: OSI Program Updates


Ann Arb​​or S​​olar S​t​​​ories

1st Thursday of each month​. 7:00-8​:00pm. Virtual.​​​

This one hour, onl​ine event is hosted by the GLREA on the first Thursday of each month. Come hear from Ann Arborites who have gone solar, and have a chance to ask them all y​​our questions! Register for "Thursd​ay Night Energy Events" to receive meeting links.​​​​​​

Compost Facility Audit​

Wednesda​y, July 31st​. 9:00a​m​​​​. 4170 Platt Rd.

Join the City of Ann Arbor for an in-person event at 4170 Platt Road! The Compost Facility Audit is your chance to get your hands dirty and help us find out what's in the compost. The event is​ perfect for anyone interested in reducing waste and promoting a greener environment. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 31st at 9am and join us for an eye-opening experience! Please dress for the weather and location by wearing sturdy, closed toed shoes and pants, and bringing a refillable water bottle. There will be no shade, so we encourage bringing a hat and sunglasses. We will have water, tools, and personal protective equipment. When you arrive, stop at the shed at the front of the facility and they will direct you where to go. For questions, please reach out to Mallory Lawson at [email protected]. Please only reserve a ticket if you plan on coming, as space is limited. This event is weather dependent. For more details or to register, please click he​re​.

3rd Annual Home Electrification Expo​​​

Friday, August 2nd. 5:00-8:00pm. Ann Arbor Farmers Market.

The City of Ann Arbor's Office of Su​stainability and Innovations invites you to join us for a Home Electrif​​ication Expo! Come learn about home electrification and how you can reduce your carbon footprint and increase the efficiency and health of your home. Chat with industry experts on ways to make your home cleaner, greener, and safer; watch induction cooktop demos; see efficient heat pump water heaters & space heating/cooling systems; talk with local residents who are electrifying their homes; meet local contractors installing all-electric appliances; enjoy a meal from a local food truck; and listen to some live music!​​​​ Attendance is free - RSVP here​.​

P​​ublic Foru​​m: Air Quality Monitoring in Ann Arbor

​Friday, September 13th. 6:00-7:30pm. AADL Westgate Branch (2503 Jackson Ave).

Join staff fro​​​m the City of Ann Arbor’s Office of Sustainability and Innovations and Office of Information Technology to learn about Ann Arbor’s air quality monitoring work. Hear about why we are keeping track of our air quality, learn about the sensors we’re using and what they measure, take a look at our data so far, and see where we are currently monitoring. Then, join us for a discussion around where to install additional sensors – we want to hear from you as we expand to a network of 10 sensors across the city! Learn more about our air quality monitoring work at​ and register for the forum at ​​os​

​3rd Annual Local Food Festival

Thursday, September 26th. 5:00-8:00pm. Ann Arbor Farmers Market (315 Detroit Street).

A community celebration of the beauty and bounty of local food & farming. Sample local foods, exchange your gently used cookbooks, purchase a meal or treat from one of our ​​vendors, enjoy live music, play games, and connect with others in the community. Plus, enter for a chance to win prizes from local businesses! Free to attend. For more information, please visit:


​Vol​u​​​nt​​e​​er ​

Would you like to volun​teer with the Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations? If yes, join us at one of the following: ​

  • Park Clean Up - On the th​ird Tuesday of each ​month (March - November) from 8:30-10am​, OSI staff have a work day in Bandemer Park​ with GIVE365. Join us to help remove invasive plants​, clean up trash, and more. If you are interested in joining us for a work day, please email Sean Reynolds at sreynol​[email protected]​​​​

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