November 18th, 5:00 pm
Environmental Education in a Virtual World

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Join us on November 18th for a look at what our environmental education team has been working on, and how our work has changed this year with the pandemic and the world going virtual.

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Past Events:

October 28th, 5:00 pm

What’s on the Ballot November 3rd: Eco Edition

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As many have observed, this upcoming election is the most consequential of our lifetime. For the Ecology Center, the work we do on environmental issues will be critically affected. During this virtual event, you’ll learn what the people who get elected in November should be focused on next year.  Healthy people and a healthy planet are on the ballot November 3, and we’ll share our priorities for 2021 environmental policy.

October 14th, 5:30 pm

Reclaiming Recycling: How Mission-Based Recyclers are Leading Us to Zero Waste, in Michigan and Across the Country

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For 50 years, recycling has been one of the country’s most popular and effective ways to cut climate pollution, air and water emissions, and natural resource depletion.  But the U.S. recycling industry has been largely taken over by the waste and packaging industries, and recycling itself has been thrown into crisis as a result.

Today, the country’s original mission-based recyclers — including our own Recycle Ann Arbor — are reemerging as a movement to reclaim recycling as the powerful tool for climate justice and healthy communities that it was meant to be.  During this briefing, you’ll hear about national efforts to promote zero waste, and about Recycle Ann Arbor’s plans to reclaim the City of Ann Arbor’s shuttered materials recovery facility, and convert it back into a regional hub for zero waste in southeast Michigan.

September 30th, 5:30 pm

Affordable Housing is a Climate Justice Solution: The Ann Arbor Affordable Housing Ballot Proposal

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Across the United States, the largest source of carbon emissions is the fuel burned by cars, trucks, and other vehicles.  In Washtenaw County, the primary reason for driving are the long commutes to and from work — even during the pandemic, when many workers have started working remotely.  And workers here have a long commute because they can’t afford to live in Ann Arbor, the region’s major employment center, where housing prices have skyrocketed.

Housing advocates and community leaders have developed a comprehensive plan to develop affordable housing in Ann Arbor, and the key to the plan is a funding proposal on the November 3 ballot this year.  During this special edition of Ecology Center Live, experts in the field of affordable housing will lay out the full story of Ann Arbor’s housing affordability problem and will explain the ins and outs of the November 3 ballot proposal.

 

 

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