Ann Arbor Climate Action

Ann Arbor Climate Action

At the core of the Ecology Center’s local climate work, there is an understanding of the science and a strong belief that each individual can make a difference. Climate solutions require innovation, and innovation usually starts on a small scale -- like right here in our own backyard.


The Ecology Center’s work on climate change and greenhouse gas reduction is strategic, comprehensive, and innovative. Recognizing that local, individualized action is critical to addressing the climate crisis, we started this work with Ann Arbor 350, a project to organize residents to support policies and programs throughout the state that reduce our overall carbon footprint. Now we are coordinating the A2 Climate Partnership to implement Ann Arbor's Climate Action Plan. Learn more at

Ann Arbor's Climate Action Plan was first created in 2012. A lot of important work has happened since then. Download the 2015 Climate Action Plan Progress Report. 

Newsletter Stories

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 1:15pm

On January 1st, our Climate and Energy Program Director, Charles Griffith, started a new role for the RE-AMP network as their Global Warming Solutions Working Group leader. RE-AMP is a 160-strong...

Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 9:00pm

On December 12th, more than 190 countries came together to adopt a historic agreement to combat climate change.  The Paris Agreement established a long-term global framework to reduce carbon...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 10:49am
1. Consume Less!

Buying less stuff will save you money, use fewer resources, and create less waste. Think about how necessary your purchases are before you buy. When you do need an item, invest...


Friday, October 23, 2015 - 15:43
LANSING—Michigan health, business and environmental advocates from across the state are declaring Attorney General Bill Schuette’s lawsuit to block the Clean Power Plan shameful, wasteful and disappoi... read more
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:44
Thursday, November 5, 2015 6:00pm Reception 7:00pm Dinner, Award Presentation, Guest Speaker: Nikki Silvestri Michigan League 2nd Floor Ballroom 911 N. University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 $125 Per Tic... read more