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February Newsletter

By February 27, 2024March 4th, 2024Ann Arbor

This Month’s Theme: Sustainable Food Systems

Food loss and waste is estimated to be roughly one third of the food intended for human consumption in the United States.

ANNOUNCING: Ann Arbor/Washtenaw 2030 District and RESTART are launching a collaboration in 2024 to
provide energy and water efficiency assessments for commercial food service establishments in Washtenaw County.

Use these calculators to see your foodprint

Local Food – CSA, Farmers Markets Etc.

Reducing food waste at the local level: guidance for municipalities to reduce food waste within local food systems

Waste MAP (Waste Methane Assessment Platform)

Common Ground Film Trailer: Regenerative farming practices improving soil health and sequestering carbon.

Resources and Tips for reducing food waste at home: from planning, to shopping and storing – plus recipes!


  • Lunch and Learn: Implementing the A2ZERO Carbon Neutrality Plan Session 2: All Electric Food Service
    Planning & Design for Sustainability – Case Study: UM New Central Campus Residential Development Food Service
  • EIBC PUBLIC CONVENING | State Implementation – Home Energy Rebate Program
  • SUSTAINABILITY SERIES: OSI is bringing the Sustainability Series back for another season at the downtown branch of AADL!
  • Multi- Family Quarterly Group Meeting: Improve the efficiency of your apartment building at turnover.
  • The Future of Distributed Energy Systems – BOMA Conference – Washington DC
  • Second Annual Climate Teach-In: Build Your Climate Action Toolkit
  • 2024 Hot Water Forum & Hot Air Forum


  • Conquer the Cold Challenge
  • Schedule of MPSC Meeting Dates
  • DTE EnergySmarts | Winter 2024 Article “Stay Cool With Refrigeration Rebates”

New Members:

  • University Towers
  • Samaritas
  • Ann Arbor Elks James L. Crawford Lodge
  • SEAS Team – Restaurant and Bar

Member Resources

  • EGLE announces 2024 energy grants open for applications
  • Energy Management Grants
  • City of Ann Arbor Benchmarking Ordinance 2023
  • DTE’s MIGreen Power Plan
Ann Arbor Washtenaw 2030 District Feb 2024 Newsletter

2030 Districts Network