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 a2energy.org/climate.

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. 

News

June 29, 2016
The long awaited RTA Master Plan draft was released to the public on May 31st. The intention of the plan is to connect transit service between Washtenaw, Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties, enabling ease of travel between the counties and connecting to existing local service.
April 27, 2016
Many people talk about public transportation as an issue of access, mobility, safety, and economic development for people and businesses in Southeast Michigan. These issues are critical to our region, but public transportation has significant environmental advantages as well.
March 30, 2016
Southeast Michigan is one of the largest metropolitan regions in the country without a connected public transit network. Due to this disjointed regional transit situation, many jobs and communities in southeast Michigan remain inaccessible or far underserved.
October 27, 2015