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June 9-15: Celebrate A2ZERO Week in Ann Arbor with Daily Activities

June 7, 2024 - ​The City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations is celebrating the community's ongoing commitment to climate action during the fourth annual A2ZERO Week June 9–15. Events throughout the week offer opportunities for everyone in Ann Arbor to connect and have fun while supporting the environment and a sustainable future. 

The A2ZERO Plan, adopted in June 2020, is the framework for achieving a just, community-wide transition to carbon neutrality by 2030. “A2ZERO Week celebrates the adoption of this historic initiative and the achievements realized by this community in just four years," explains Dr. Missy Stults, director of the office of sustainability and innovations. “It's exciting," she continues, “to see the momentum building, thanks to the amazing support in this community. Ensuring sustainability is woven into the fabric of a bright, resilient future is challenging but rewarding work that is happening here every day. We really hope people will take a moment to connect and celebrate with us!"

A wide range of activities during A2ZERO week offers broad appeal. From learning about the basic repair of household items, safe navigation of the bikeway, the lifecycle of city trees, cooking with local ingredients, and how to decarbonize your home — to taking the Zero Waste Food Challenge, completing the Passport to Fun, or attending a film screening, there are many activities designed to inspire and uplift. Meet your neighbors at a ward party, test your skill at games and trivia, care for a local park, and kick off the Ann Arbor Summer Festival under the Annex and the KidZone! 

A2ZERO Week is possible due to the many volunteers, A2ZERO Ambassadors and local organizations that work directly with the office of sustainability and innovations including: All Hands Active, VegMichigan, ZeroWaste.Org, SCRAP Creative Reuse, Common Cycle, Food Gatherers, The Hungry Locavore, Michigan Theater, Citizens' Climate Lobby, Blom Meadworks, Venue, YMCA, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Ann Arbor Senior Center, getDowntown, Human Electric Hybrids, Ann Arbor District Library, Give365, Zingermans Deli, Humane Society of Huron Valley, Ann Arbor Distilling Company, Urban Ashes, Ecology Center, U-M Museum of Natural History, Huron River Watershed Council, Green Energy Neighbors and all the local retailers supporting the Passport to Fun!

For a full list of events and details, visit

For more information about A2ZERO or information on ways to get involved, see or email [email protected].

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Featured image: Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor and residents celebrating A2ZERO Week 2023 at the unveiling of Bryant Community Center as a Resilience Hub.​

Media Contact Information

Missy Stults
Sustainability and Innovations Director
[email protected]

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