February 25, 2020 - The City of Ann Arbor and its partner organizations are moving into the third and final phase of the A2Zero planning initiative. While the previous phases of A2Zero planning focused on gathering ideas and prioritizing the recommended actions, this final stage will explore how the entire community can fully implement the actions needed to become carbon neutral by 2030. Public feedback is again being sought via an online survey, now available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V7DT23S
In addition to two previous public surveys, the A2Zero initiative has hosted dozens of events; launched technical advisory committees on issues related to energy, mobility, resource reduction and adaptation; and launched a website that includes numerous opportunities for public engagement and input.
In November 2019, Ann Arbor City Council passed a climate emergency declaration and tasked the city with creating a plan for how the entire Ann Arbor community could be carbon neutral by 2030. In response, the city and its partner organizations launched A2Zero to support a just transition to community-wide carbon neutrality.
To learn more, to share feedback or to get involved, please see www.a2zero.org.
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Partnering organizations include: National Wildlife Federation; Neutral Zone; Community Action Network; Citizens Climate Lobby - Ann Arbor; Ecology Center; Ann Arbor 2030 District; Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice; Michigan Environmental Council; Washtenaw 350; Ann Arbor Area Elders Climate Action Chapter; American Institute of Architects Huron Valley Chapter; University of Michigan; Washtenaw Climate Reality; Building Matters Ann Arbor; Michigan League of Conservation Voters; Sierra Club Huron Valley Group; A2 Climate Mobilization; Leslie Science and Nature Center; The Hands on Museum; Michigan Climate Action Network; Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber; Ann Arbor Housing Commission; THRIVE Collaborative; Michigan Interfaith Power and Light; Washtenaw County Democrats; American Society of Adaptation Professionals; Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition; Colonial Square Cooperative; Walker Miller Energy Services; United Way of Washtenaw County; Lean and Green Michigan; Washtenaw Housing Alliance; Citizens Climate Lobby - UM Chapter; Forest Hills Cooperative; Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 252; Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living; UM College Democrats; Students for Clean Energy; Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association; UM Climate Action Movement; Washtenaw Area Apartment Association; Washtenaw County; The Ride; Ann Arbor SPARK; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People-Ann Arbor Chapter; Ann Arbor Public Schools; Ann Arbor Indivisible; University of Michigan President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality; Washtenaw County Food Policy Council; Huron Valley Democratic Socialists of America; Pesticide-Free Ann Arbor ; City of Ypsilanti; Ann Arbor Summerfest; Ann Arbor District Library; Slow Food Huron Valley; Common Cycle; Earth Sciences; Natural Resources Defense Council, Ann Arbor Main Street Association; Washtenaw Optimal Wellness; Downtown Development Authority; Huron River Watershed Council