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 reduces our overall carbon footprint. While Ann Arbor 350 is no longer in operation. Now, we are coordinating the A2 Climate Partnership to implement Ann Arbor's Climate Action Plan. Learn more about A2 Climate Partnership. 

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. 

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January 30, 2017
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On Saturday, January 21st the Ecology Center family marched for the environment and for justice. We were marching across the nation in Washington DC, Lansing, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Dallas Texas, Oakland California, Portland Oregon, Montpelier Vermont, just to name a few.
January 30, 2017
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One week down, and the environmental report is in regarding the new Administration: Scientific data scrubbed from federal websites. 2 oil pipelines resuscitated. 3 Cabinet nominations of climate dissemblers pushed forward. And over 2 million people protesting in the streets.
December 27, 2016
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The City Administrator and City staff will be working over the coming months to develop the City’s 2017-19 budget, which gets submitted to the Ann Arbor City Council for adoption in May. We’ll be watching the process to make sure climate action moves forward.
December 27, 2016
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A material recovery facility is the hub of a community’s recycling program. It can spark regional economic development; provide good local jobs; be a key component in recycling education; and guarantee the environmental benefits of recycling are realized.
October 27, 2016
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Regional Transit will improve our quality of life.  The regional transit plan will connect residents to 23 colleges, 310 schools, 22 hospitals, 100+ grocery stores, 410+ parks, 47 libraries and to entertainment and cultural opportunities throughout the four counties. 
September 28, 2016
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Coal tar sealants cover a vast majority of driveways, parking lots and playgrounds. They are meant to extend the life of the asphalt underneath. Unfortunately, these sealants contain a hazardous chemical that is a known carcinogen.

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