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Natural Awakenings Ann Arbor Michigan

Measuring and Tracking Sustainability

Feb 01, 2018 12:00AM
The city of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor District Library are hosting the seventh annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. Their meeting, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., February 8, at the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, focuses on measuring and tracking sustainability. A think tank of local stakeholders, including community organizations, local government staff, businesses and residents, will join the public each month through April to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community. The forums offer an opportunity to learn more about sustainability in the community and tips for actions that residents can take to live more sustainably.

John Mirsky, executive policy advisor for sustainability for the Ann Arbor city administrator, will discuss the city’s latest efforts to upgrade and more effectively employ sustainability metrics. Emily Drennen, sustainability associate for the city of Ann Arbor, will report on the city’s new four-star rating with the STAR Communities program. Jessica Slomka, manager of national center for sustainability standards for NSF, will discuss industry standards for certifying projects and systems as sustainable. Andrew Berki, director of the University of Michigan Office of Campus Sustainability, will speak about the university’s efforts to meet their aggressive sustainability goals.


Location: 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor. For more information, visit

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