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Ecology Center Annual Events

Below are descriptions of events hosted annually by the Ecology Center. Please check the box to the right for dates and details on current upcoming events.

Annual Meeting

This annual event typically features Ecology Center staff and board presentations, reports on Ecology Center programs, and the election of board members. Our 2014 meeting included a presentation on the Future of Transportation in Southeast Michigan by Jonathan Levine, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning. 

For more information: Jennifer Ketz

AnnaOur Premier Event: Fall Dinner

Please join us Wednesday, November 12 with guest speaker Anna Lappé, at Zingerman's Cornman Farms.  

Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It, is one of the most respected and influential advocates working for a more sustainable food system in America today.

The Ecology Center works on climate and food at both the grassroots and systems levels with the belief that everyone should have access to healthy, green, local, affordable food.  Anna Lappé's message offers a vision of how we can act for a food system that can be healing for our planet.

Tickets are now available.  We hope you will join us.

For more information:  Jennifer Ketz


Dance for the Earth - Unplugged!

Dance for the Earth- Unplugged was held Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 5-9pm at Bill's Beer Garden in downtown Ann Arbor.  Great fun was had by all with live acoustic music and dancing, as Bill's Beer Garden generously donated $1 from each drink purchased to benefit the Mary Beth Doyle Environmental Health Fund supporting our clean air, safe consumer products, and women's and children's health campaigns.  

Past Events

Dec 4th 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Ave Ann Arbor, MI
Are you hoping to fill your holidays with more fun and less stuff? We are holding a free Healthy Holidays event dedicated to helping us all have a more sustainable, healthy and fun holiday season....
Oct 2nd 2014, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ecology Center
339 E. Liberty Street, Suite 300; Ann Arbor, MI 48104
This event is mostly about socializing and networking, but we also have some activities planned: 6 minutes and 18 seconds of video report-outs about the People's Climate March in NYC on Sept 21...
Sep 20th 2014, 7:30pm - Sep 22nd 2014, 9:00am
New York City
This is an invitation to change everything. In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line and the whole world...
Aug 11th 2014, 7:00pm
Ecology Center
339 E. Liberty Street, Suite 300; Ann Arbor, MI 48104
f you are worried about global warming and wonder how you can make a difference, come to this presentation hosted by the Ecology Center and the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby! Dr....
Jun 29th 2014, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bill's Beer Garden
218 S. Ashley, Street; Ann Arbor, MI 48104
We are pleased to invite you to Dance for the Earth- Unplugged! on June 29 at Bill’s Beer Garden. From 5-9pm on June 29, Bill’s Beer Garden, in downtown Ann Arbor, will generously donate $1 per...
Jun 24th 2014, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Ecology Center
339 E. Liberty Street, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Climate Ride is coming to the Midwest with its first-ever Grand Rapids to Chicago route. Participants can also fundraise for Michigan organizations now -- these include Ecology Center, Clean...
May 21st 2014, 6:30pm
Multipurpose Room at the Ann Arbor District Library downtown branch
343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Fresh on the heels of the overwhelming vote in favor of enhancing public transit in our region, the Ecology Center's annual meeting will feature a presentation by Jonathan Levine, a leading scholar...
Mar 26th 2014, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Capitol Building Lansing
Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48933
This coming Wednesday, March 26th, we’re inviting you to join the Ecology Center, Lansing Fire Fighters Local 421, and Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union at the Capitol Building in Lansing at...
Jan 30th 2014, 8:30am - 6:30pm
Drop-Off Station
2950 E. Ellsworth Rd. in Ann Arbor
If you’re still storing financial records from years ago just because you just don’t know how to get rid of them safely, Recycle Ann Arbor has a solution for you. In conjunction with...
Dec 5th 2013, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
University of Michigan, Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
913 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI
Ecology Center supporters and the University of Michigan community are invited to join us for a "Healthy Holidays, Healthy Stuff" open house. This special event is dedicated to helping you have a...