A2ZERO Week

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Join us for the 4th Annual A2ZERO We​​ek! 


In June 2020, the City's plan to achieve a just transit​ion to community-wide carbon neutrality, known as A2ZERO​, was unanimously adopted by City Council. Each year, the Office of Sustainability and Innovations organizes A2ZERO Week to commemorate the passing of the plan and to celebrate the work done by the City and our many collaborators in the sustainability space.


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A2ZE​​RO Week 2024 

​Activities listed by date; new listings added weekly!

Week-Long Activities

​A2ZERO Passport to Fun!  June 9-14 - Get ready to engage and have fun at events throughout the week! Prize packs 2024 horizontal.png Starting June 4, pick up an A2ZERO Passport to Fun at any Ann Arbor District Library branch. During A2ZERO Week, attend a qualified event or stop by a participating location to get a stamp.  Get at least seven stamps on your Passport and submit your entry form by noon on June 14 to be automatically entered to win great prizes!  Drawing will be held at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival Annex on June 15 at 6pm.  No purchase required to participate and need not be present to win.  FREE ​

A2ZERO Food Waste Challenge with ZeroWaste.Org June 9-15 – Did you know that the average household in the US wastes 35% of their food?  And that annually, food waste in the US accounts for GHG emissions equivalent to 42 coal-fired power plants? (source: USDA)  Combined, those two statistics add up to OPPORTUNITY!  Join the Food Waste Challenge and learn how simple adaptations to how you shop, prepare, consume, and dispose of food can significantly contribute to reducing your carbon footprint and creating a more sustainable future!  Register at zerowaste.org/a2foodwaste to get stared.  FREE ​​

​​​​Sunday, June 9th

A2ZERO Bikeway Tours with Human Electric Hybrids June 9, 10-11am, 320 Miller Ave – Curious about the proper use of Ann Arbor’s protected bikeways? Take this casual tour and learn more along the way.  Arrive :15 ahead of time ​with your bike, helmet, water bottle, and weather-appropriate gear. Registration appreciated. Just visit the Human Electric Hybrids website​, click contact us/location, and fill out the “Ask Jim About Anything E-Bike” form​​ and let us know in the message section that you plan to join the ride. All bikes welcome! human-electric-hybrids.com FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event ​ ​

Common Cycle Public Hours  June 9, 11am-3pm – Stop in to learn about Ann Arbor’s Bike Co-Op and community workspace!  Come away with tips and tricks for repairing and maintaining your bicycle.  416 W. Huron St, Suite 11.  commoncycle.org FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event 

Log Yard Open House June 9, 12-2pm, W.R. Wheeler Service Center, 4150 Platt Road - Stop by and learn about the lifecycle of City trees from first planting to wood recovery!  You will “leaf” with a new understanding of our amazing City trees, including the many benefits trees provide that help us meet our sustainability goals. Presented by City of Ann Arbor Forestry, Urban Ashes, and the A2ZERO 10,000 Trees Initiative. FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event ​

Green Energy Neighbors Net Zero Home Tour June 9, 1-4pm – Ever wondered about decarbonizing your home?  Here is your chance to tour a net zero home and learn about the owner’s 12-year journey to full decarbonization.  Meet A2ZERO Ambassadors, bring your questions, and plan to capture lots of great information and resources!  Registration required FREE ​

Ward 3 Party at Bicentennial Park  June 9, 4-5pm, 2901 E. Ellsworth Road (formerly Southeast Area Park)– Get to know your neighbors and sample delicious treats from VegMichigan as we celebrate our community and the A2ZERO Plan!  FREE  

Monday, June 10th​​​

Ward 2 Party at Sugarbush Park, Monday, June 10, 5-6pm, 3349 Yellowstone Drive - Get to know your neighbors and sample delicious treats from VegMichigan as we celebrate our community and the A2ZERO Plan!  FREE 

Ann Arbor Distilling Company A2ZERO Cockt​​ail Classes, June 10 – Channel your inner mixologist using local, sustainable ingredients! Make two cocktails using unique recipes designed just for A2ZERO Week, t​our the distille​ry,​ learn about our local food system with Ryan Poe of The Hungry Locavore, and try some locally-sourced bites. Pick your class time - 5:30 or 8:00pm - and register in advance (required): annarbordistilling.com 

Tuesday, June 11th

Common Cycle Bike Team Work Session June 11, 9-11am – Stop in to learn about Common Cycle's community workspace and get your A2ZERO Passport to Fun signed. 416 W. Huron St, Suite 11.  commoncycle.org FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event ​​

Love a Park Day!  June 11, 10am-noonGive365 and A2ZERO invite you to learn about pollinator habitat and care for your local community park.  Meet at Northside Park, 809 Taylor St., and get ready to dig, plant and have fun!  Registration required: June 11, 10am -noon at Northside Park and Community Center FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event 

A2ZERO Bikeway Tours with Human Electric Hybrids June 11, 10-11am, 320 Miller Ave ​– Curious about the proper use of Ann Arbor’s protected bikeways? Take this casual tour and learn more along the way.  Arrive :15 ahead of time with your bike, helmet, water bottle, and weather-appropriate gear. Registration appreciated. Just visit the Human Electric Hybrids website​, click contact us/location, and fill out the “Ask Jim About Anything E-Bike” form and​ let us know in the message section that you plan to join the ride. All bikes welcome! human-electric-hybrids.com FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event 

Ward 1 Party at Leslie Science and Nature Center June 11, 5:30-6:30pm, 1831 Traver Road – Get to know your neighbors and sample delicious treats from VegMichigan as we celebrate our community and the A2ZERO Plan! FREE 

Common Cycle Public Hours June 11, 6-8pm – Stop in to learn about Ann Arbor’s Bike Co-Op and community workspace!  Come away with tips and tricks for repairing and maintaining your bicycle.  416 W. Huron St, Suite 11.  commoncycle.org FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event ​

Scrappy Snack Chat at Zingermans Greyline June 11, 6:15-8pm, 100 N. Ashley Street - Join the Zingerman’s Deli Events team, ZeroWaste.Org, and local author Lindsay-Jean Hard, author of Cooking with Scraps, to find out how to make the most of your groceries while making a positive impact on the planet. This event is part of the A2ZERO Food Waste Challenge with ZeroWaste.Org. Hosted by Zingerman’s Deli. Registration required.  

Wednesday, June 12th

Get to Know Your WILD Neighbors with HSHV June 12, 10:30am-11:30am at the Tiny Lions Café 5245 Jackson Road in Ann Arbor – Attend this popular lecture with the Humane Society of Huron Valley Wildlife Rescue and Education s​​taff.  Learn ways to live in harmony with the wild animals in proximity to you while gaining an appreciation for the many roles they play in our complex ecosystems!  FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event 

Ward 4 Party at Allmendinger Park Wednesday, June 12, 5-6m, 655 Pauline Blvd – Get to know your neighbors and sample delicious treats from VegMichigan as we celebrate our community and the A2ZERO Plan! FREE 

A2ZERO Climate Board Game Night at Bløm, Wednesday June 12, 5-10pm, 100 S. Fourth Ave - Join us at Bløm Meadworks  for Board Game Night featuring climate and environment-related board games! No need to be an expert - we’ve got games for all levels and interests, from a few minutes of quick wit to several hours of strategy. Come with friends or by yourself - there are always groups to join! ​FREE

Ward 5 Party at Veterans Memorial Park Wednesday, June 12, 6-7pm, near the Skate Park with access off Maple or Dexter-Ann Arbor Road – Get to know your neighbors and sample delicious treats from VegMichigan as we celebrate our community and the A2ZERO Plan! FREE 

Thursday, June 13th

Common Cycle Bike Team Work Session June 13, 9-11am – Stop in to learn about Common Cycle's community workspace and get your A2ZERO Passport to Fun signed. 416 W. Huron St, Suite 11.  commoncycle.org FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event ​​​​​

A2ZERO Bikeway Tours with Human Electric Hybrids June 13, 10-11am, 320 Miller Ave ​​– Curious about the proper use of Ann Arbor’s protected bikeways? Take this casual tour and learn more along the way.  Arrive :15 ahead of time with your bike, helmet, water bottle, and weather-appropriate gear. Registration appreciated. Just visit the Human Electric Hybrids website​, click contact us/location, and fill out the “Ask Jim About Anything E-Bike” form​ and let us know in the message section that you plan to join the ride. All bikes welcome! human-electric-hybrids.com FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event 

Love a Park Day!  June 13, 5-7pmGive365 and A2ZERO invite you to learn about pollinator habitat and care for your local community park. Meet at Bryant Community Center, 3 W. Eden Ct., and then head over to Arbor Oaks Park to dig, plant and have fun!  Registration required:  June 13, 5-7pm at Bryant Community Center FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event ​

All Hands Active REPAIRsday June 13, 5:30-9pm , 225 E. Liberty, lower level. Learn how to fix your gadgets during extended hours for A2ZERO Week! Bring in something small in need of repair for assessment by the team and learn how to repair or repurpose common household items; if you are bringing in an item, you can help the AHA volunteers by registering​ in advance. allhandsactive.org  FREE; A2ZERO Passport to Fun event​

A2ZERO Climate Trivia Night, hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby at Venue Thursday, June 13, 7-9pm, 1919 S. Industrial Hwy in Ann Arbor. Are you a trivia champ? Are you a whiz when it comes to facts about climate change?  Then come strut your stuff at A2ZERO Climate Trivia Night! Seating is limited. Bring your own team of six or join a team when you arrive.  Register to reserve your spot and learn more about the event. FREE ​​​ ​

Saturday, June 15​th

YMCA Block Party June 15, noon-4pm, 400 W. Washington StreetJoin A2ZERO at this family-friendly event to learn about sustainability in our community! FREE 

Sustainable Fun and Your Bright Future with A2ZERO at the A2SF KidZone June 15, 5-8pm, N. Ingalls MallJoin A2ZERO at the A2SF KidZone for sustainability focused games and activities!  Make a craft for your community, take the recycling sorting challenge, learn about habitats and biodiversity with the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, and get a butterfly painted on your arm.  Bring an old, plain, cotton t-shirt over to the Annex for a sustainable screen print and be sure to check out the solar robot from All Hands Active, too!  a2sf.org FREE 

Envisioning Our Sustainable Future with A2ZERO at the A2SF Annex June 15, 5-9pm, N. Ingalls MallAs we celebrate Ann Arbor’s Bicentennial, join A2ZERO at the Annex to help envision the next 200 years. The City of Ann Arbor’s Offices of Planning, Transportation, and Sustainability and Innovations will be onsite to answer your questions and listen to your insights regarding land use planning in Ann Arbor. You are also invited to learn about sustainable transportation options with TheRide and Urban Cargo Riders, explore land use connections to freshwater resources with the Huron River Watershed Council, engage at the Sustainable Screen-printing Station, check out the solar robot with All Hands Active, learn about the carbon/food connection with VegMichigan, and test your trivia skills under the tent! a2sf.org FREE ​


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Volunteer During A2ZERO Week

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? There are plenty of ways for you to have fun and help out during A2ZERO Week! Learn more and register as a volunteer here​.

Take the A2ZERO Pledge

​Do you want to be part of the community working to achieve a more just, sustainable, healthy, safe, and comfortable future for all? Then join us by taking the A2ZERO Pledge​ and committing to one or more sustainability-focused actions. And if you need help achieving your commitment to any of these actions, staff from the Office of Sustainability and Innovations are happy to help! You can reach us at [email protected] or reach out to a specific team member​.​

Become an Amb​​​a​ssador

​The A2ZERO Ambassador Program​ provides an opportunity for interested individuals to take a deep dive into pathways for advancing local sustainability, resilience, and carbon neutrality.  A2ZERO Ambassadors take part in a training program that explores multiple aspects of what it takes to truly become a sustainable and carbon neutral community.  Ambassadors will leave this​ training with the knowledge, tools, and resources to discuss climate change and the specific actions that their community can begin implementing to advance carbon neutrality. You can register your interest in becoming an Ambassador by emailing Bryce Frohlich​.


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