Sustainability Forums Kick Off Jan. 28 with "Food & Food Access: What We Eat & How We Get It"

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Archived News Release: January 22, 2021 - The City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations is announcing the return of the annual Sustainability Forums series for 2021. The first of this five-part series will launch via Zoom on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, 6–8 p.m., exploring the topic, Food and Food Access: What we eat and how we get it.

Each forum directly relates to A2ZERO, Ann Arbor's plan for a just transition to carbon neutrality by 2030. The plan specifically calls for supporting plant-rich diets and supporting equity programs, both of which will be discussed at the Jan. 28 event.

Joining the discussion will be a panel of organizations whose local work directly relates to closing the gap on food insecurity and/or promoting healthy diets. Panelist organizations include Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, the Washtenaw Food Policy Council, DefaultVeg and more. Each panelist will present on the important work they're moving forward followed by a public Q&A.

Forums this year will be held online via Zoom. Upcoming forum topics include: Forestry and Green Infrastructure (Feb. 24), Waste Reduction and Circular Economy (March 24), Energy Production and Use (date TBD), and a special yet-to-be-announced topic.

More information on the series can be found at

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Contact Information

Zach Waas Smith
Office of Sustainability and Innovations, Community Engagement Specialist
[email protected]

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