Vision and Mission

​​The vision, mission, and guiding goals of the Office of Sustainability & Innovations and the A2ZERO Plan​

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​C​reated in July of 2018, the Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations (OSI) strives to work with all Ann Arborites to ensure Ann Ar​​bor is the most sustainable ​and equitable City in America. Below we outline OSI's vision, mission, and guiding goals.


Thanks to ​the d​​​edicated efforts of Ann Arbor residents, government officials, and community ​members, Ann Arbor is the most sustainable and equitable community in America.  


​The mission of ​the Office ​of Sustainability and Innovations is to create and implement​​​ programs and policies that improve the well-being, equity, sustainability, and resilience of all Ann Arborites.   

Guidi​ng Goals 

The City create​​d the Office of Sustainability and Innovations in 2018 as a testament to its commitment to climate action and sustainability. Working in tandem with dozens of community groups and hundreds of community stakeholders, our Office has created A2ZERO, a bold strategy to achieve community-wide carbon neutrality by 2030. Guiding the work of OSI are the following, overarching, goals:  

  • Achieve a just transition to community-wide carbon neutrality by 2030  

  • Advance racial equity, community-wide, through initiatives such as our One Community Goal to advance racial equity throughout Washtenaw County