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 strives to work with all Ann Arborites to ensure Ann Arbor 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 (OSI) 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