Events Archive

October 2015

Oct 1 – Sustainable Practices in a Michigan City / Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell

Rackham Amphitheatre, 915 E. Washington St.
Free and open to the public

Mayor George Heartwell will talk about challenges and successes of implementing sustainable practices within the City of Grand Rapids.

This event is hosted by Program in the Environment (PitE) and co-sponsored by Graham Sustainability Institute; Center for Local, State, & Urban Policy (CLOSUP), Ford School; Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning; Environmental Law and Policy Program; Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute

September 2015

Sept 28 – Erb Prospective Student Info Session

This event is now on September 28, and no longer on September 21.

Room 1024, U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment

Sept 25 – Erb Welcome Back Dinner

Time and location TBD

This event is open to the Erb Community

Sept 20 – New Student Orientation (Day 2)

12:30 pm – 5:00pm
Gladwin barn

Sept 13 – Shared-X Lunch

John-Denniston-700x40012:00pm – 2:00 pm
Ross School of Business

Former Silicon Valley venture capitalist, John Denniston is coming to the University of Michigan to give a talk on the genesis of Shared-X, “A for-profit impact company.” Shared-X is a partnership formed between himself and Tony Salas (former undersecretary of Agriculture for Peru) to find novel ways to develop rural agriculture in developing countries to achieve 3 goals: “generate attractive financial returns for our customers, lift people out of extreme poverty and deploy sustainable agricultural techniques to a region of the world that has rarely seen them.”

Sept 12 – HomeGrown Festival

Time: 6:00-10:00pm
Location: Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market (See map)

This festival is free and open to the public

Event details

August 2015

Aug 23 – New Student Orientation (Day 1)

Radrick Challenge Course, 1120 N. Dixboro Rd.

Aug 7-11 – 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Theme: Opening Governance

Event details

July 2015

July 30 – Erb Prospective Student Webinar

12:00pm ET
Register for the webinar

During this prospective student webinar, we’ll talk about the application process to both Ross and SNRE, timelines for the year, and interesting projects that our students are working on.

June 2015

June 2 – Supply Chain Sustainability: Emerging Trends and Opportunities for Action / BSR Connect Event

Detroit, Michigan

The event will feature an interactive dialogue with BSR issue experts and industry peers highlighting best practices and opportunities for action, followed by an informal reception to continue the conversation.

During this event, we will discuss:

  • Commodities of concern: From conflict minerals and leather to electronics and beyond, what are significant sustainability issues in the commodities and components used in automotive and other industrial supply chains?
  • Human rights and working conditions: How do new global standards on business and human rights apply to company supply chains, and how can companies engage effectively?
  • Climate resilience: What role is climate change, as well as potential regulatory responses, likely to play in global supply chains, and how can companies prepare?

Event registration and details