Events Archive

April 2014

Apr 17 – SNRE Honors and Awards

1040 Dana

SNRE Honors and Awards, followed by the annual picnic at ~4:30 and the Ann Arbor Alumni Reception at 6:00.

Apr 17 – Jedediah Purdy – Lecture Series / Environmental Law and Policy Program (ELPP)

Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Location: 1225 South Hall, Law School
This event is free and open to the public and will be followed with a reception.

Speaker: Jedediah Purdy, the Robinson O. Everett Professor of Law at Duke University

His talk will provide a preview of his next book, After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene.  Professor Purdy is perhaps best known for his first book,  For Common Things:  Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today, which he wrote at the age of 24.  He “writes at the intersection of law and social and political thought” with a keen interest in our relationship to nature.

Co-sponsored by CLOSUP, the Erb Institute, the Graham Sustainability Institute, the Program in the Environment, the University of Michigan Energy Institute, and the University of Michigan Risk Science Center.

Apr 16 – Arthur Lupia / Sustainability as a School of Thought Series

Time: 10:00-11:30am
Location: Ross, R2240

Communicating Science to Broader Audiences and in Politicized Environments by Arthur Lupia, Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science, U-M

The Sustainability as a School of Thought Series is designed to nourish and support sustainability researchers. view the announcement

RSVPs are not required but are requested for a food count. Please RSVP to Ethan Schoolman at

Apr 14 – Robyn Meeks / Colloquium

Date changed to April 14:

Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Ross, R1230

Robyn Meeks is an Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan
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Apr 11 – Nandini Rajagopalan / Colloquium

This colloquium has been cancelled.
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: Ross, E1550

Nandini Rajagopalan is Captain Henry Simonsen Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship & Professor of Management and Organization, University of Southern California
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Apr 10-11 – SNRE Capstone Conference

Thursday, April 10 – 5:30pm-9:00pm
Friday, April 11 – 8:00am-5:00pm
Dana Building

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Apr 9 – Local Food / Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum

Ann Arbor District Library

Highlights from the Ann Arbor farmers market, our local food economy, and tips on how to support  and participate in Ann Arbor’s local food system.

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Apr 9-10 – 2014 Corporate Responsibility Summit / Auto Industry Action Group

Wednesday, April 9

Thursday, April 10

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Apr 3 – Michigan Energy Forum / Distributed Storage

SPARK Central – 330 East Liberty, Lower Level, Ann Arbor

Free and open to the public.

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March 2014

Mar 31 – Energy 2030 on the Road Conference: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ross School of Business, Blau Auditorium

Co-hosted by: the Alliance to Save Energy, the Erb Institute and the City of Ann Arbor

This “must attend” event for energy efficiency influencers will be open for questions from the audience and media.
The event is by invitation only but it will be live-streamed by Detroit Public Television for public viewing.

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Live stream and agenda
Speaker profiles
Energy 2030 Fact Sheet (pdf)

WHAT: The Alliance to Save Energy, the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor are cohosting the latest Energy 2030 On the Road event in Ann Arbor, Michigan on March 31. The event will also be broadcast live by Detroit Public Television, enabling media across the country to learn more about the Energy 2030 On the Road campaign, which seeks to galvanize action at the local, state and regional levels by engaging stakeholders in a national commitment to the Energy 2030 goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity by 2030.

The On the Road event in Ann Arbor will complement prior campaign stops in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas and will lay the groundwork for local policymakers, advocates, and stakeholders in Ann Arbor and Michigan communities to adopt the lofty, yet achievable, goal.

WHO: Local and national energy efficiency stakeholders from government, business, advocacy, industry, and academia groups will be in attendance. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Anna Garcia Department of Energy
  • Governor Rick Snyder (via prerecorded video)
  • Mayor John Hieftje Ann Arbor
  • Mayor George Heartwell Grand Rapids
  • Valerie Brader Executive Office of Governor Rick Snyder
  • Kateri Callahan Alliance to Save Energy
  • Tom Catania Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
  • Peter Gudritz Dow Chemical Company
  • Kevin Self Johnson Controls
  • Maureen Sertich Whirlpool
  • Mark Barteau University of Michigan Energy Institute
  • Chairman John Quackenbush Michigan Public Service Commission
  • Kim Wolske Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
  • Barry Rabe Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • Chuck Hadden Michigan Manufacturers Association
  • Patricia Poppe CMS Energy
  • Mary Templeton Michigan Saves
  • Wade Smith Air Movement and Control Association
  • Kevin Messner PoliticaLogic, on behalf of Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers
  • David Bell Masco Contractor Services
  • Gale Tedhams Owens Corning