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December Newsletter

By February 26, 2024Ann Arbor

This Month’s Theme: Waste Not (Reducing, Recycling and Composting)

Governor Whitmer signs climate change legislation setting 100% clean energy standard for Michigan by 2040

As COP 28 begins, the global climate assessment heightens the need for accelerating our actions:

  • UNEP | Emissions Gap Report 2023
  • World Resource Institute
  • BioScience, Journal of American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • WRI – COP28 Resource Hub

2023 Sustainable Holiday Ideas

The Global Benefits of Reducing Food Waste, and How to Do It


  • Neighborhood Swap Day


  • The Biggest Barrier to Retrofitting Commercial Buildings? The Commercial Real Estate Industry
    • Ann Arbor 2030 District – 2022 Progress Report Accelerating to Zero – Faster Together
    • The Ann Arbor / Washtenaw 2030 District is now officially serving Washtenaw County.
    • The website has launched for Solar Faithful
  • Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMA, will be the 100th President of AIA in 2024 “As the 295th living Black woman to earn an architectural license in the U.S., I am keen to help young women and people of color,” said Ms. Dowdell, who will be the first black woman president of AIA.

New Members:

  • Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
  • Detroit Filling Street Station
  • North Star Lounge

Member Resources

  • Cool Congregations Challenge
  • EGLE announces 2024 energy grants open for applications
  • Energy Management Grants
  • City of Ann Arbor Benchmarking Ordinance 2023
  • DTE’s MIGreen Power Plan
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