Feb. 8 Sustainable AA Forum focuses on measuring, tracking sustainability


Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor!

The City of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor District Library are hosting the seventh annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. A think tank of local stakeholders, including community organizations, local government staff, businesses and residents, will join the public each month, January 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.

The second event of the 2018 series will be held 7–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, 343 S. Fifth Ave.

Join experts from Ann Arbor city government, industry and the University of Michigan to examine current ways to measure and track the success of sustainability programs.

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.

Measuring and Tracking Sustainability

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Sustainability Forum, 7-8:30 p.m., Main Library basement

  • Moderator John Mirsky, Executive Policy Advisor for Sustainability for the Ann Arbor City Administrator.
  • Emily Drennen, Sustainability Associate for the City of Ann Arbor.
  • Jessica Slomka, Manager of National Center for Sustainability Standards for NSF.
  • Andrew Berki, Director of the University of Michigan Office of Campus Sustainability.

Details of this series are also posted online at www.a2gov.org/departments/systems-planning/planning-areas/climate-sustainability/sustainability/Pages/SustainableAnnArborForum.aspx.


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