Events Archive

October 2016

Oct 21 – Marian Chertow / Erb Colloquium

Time: 2:30-4:00pm
Location: 1040 Dana

Co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Systems

Oct 13 – Andy Revkin | #BeTheSignal Student Workshop

*By invite only

revkinportraitdrIn a fast-paced, hands-on #BeTheSignal workshop, Andy Revkin, the prize-winning New York Times Dot Earth blogger and Pace University Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, will show how anyone can cut against the noise and overload on the Web and become an effective online communicator, community builder and information sleuth. The session will start with a high-speed tour of cutting-edge material on blogs, Twitter, Facebook (yes, Facebook) and YouTube. The class will shift to workshop mode, as Revkin works with participants in live demonstrations to build their comfort level with these Web tools.

Oct 13 – 16 – Erb Returns Alumni Reunion

We look forward to welcoming you to Ann Arbor starting with an informal reception on Thursday, October 13. Scheduled programming will run from Friday, October 14-Saturday, October 15. The registration site is now open. We will continue to update the agenda as we fill in programming.

Erb Returns is a time to reconnect and network with fellow Erb alumni and to reinvigorate your passion for sustainability! Programming will include breakout sessions and hands-on workshops. We are looking for alumni to give Ted Talks, lead sessions, present on innovative work, share major lessons you’ve learned navigating careers that incorporate your passion for sustainability and share best practices in your work. We will be sending out a call for proposals in early summer.



Oct 5 – Sara Soderstrom and Todd Schifeling / Erb Colloquium

Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Co-sponsored by Ross M&O

Oct 4 – Kathleen McLaughlin / Erb C-Suite Speaker Series

Time: 12:00pm
Location: Ross School of Business, Robertson Auditorium

Kathleen McLaughlin is the Chief Sustainability Officer for Walmart, and the President of the Walmart Foundation. Walmart uses its strengths to create economic opportunity for individuals and foster inclusive economic development; enhance the sustainability of food, apparel, and general merchandise supply chains; and strengthen the resilience of local communities. Last year, in addition to business initiatives investing in people and businesses in supply chains, the company surpassed over $1.4 billion in giving worldwide, including $1 billion of food donations. McLaughlin joined Walmart in 2013. Before that, she spent over 20 years with the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company. McLaughlin earned a Bachelor of Science from Boston University, and she also earned a Master of Arts from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

View previous C-Suite Speaker Series events

September 2016

Sept 30 – Community Welcome Back Dinner

Location: TBD

Sept 26-28 – Combating Climate Change: The Role of Nuclear Power / Michigan Energy Symposium

Location: U-M Rackham Building

Climate change is a potential threat to the welfare of mankind and its mitigation is becoming urgent. Nuclear energy, which provides one-fifth of U.S. electricity generation, is currently the leading utility-scale, carbon-free baseload power source in America. But it is expensive, controversial, and regulated in a way that poses challenges to technological innovation. So how does nuclear power fit into U.S. climate change mitigation goals going forward?

In what way can nuclear power be a major factor in the portfolio of options being considered to lower greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change? With the rapid growth of natural gas production in the United States, how has the economics of nuclear power changed? What are the social, policy and technological challenges to nuclear power in the United States? What are the challenges to developing and deploying new technologies and designs?

In September 2016, the University of Michigan, a global leader in nuclear engineering research, will explore the various obstacles to the wider deployment of this carbon-free energy source. From regulation to reactor design, speakers will discuss the economic, safety, security, policy, and social issues that will define nuclear power’s future role as a climate change mitigation tool.

Event details and registration

Sept 18 – New Student Orientation (Day 2)

Time TBD

Sept 9 – Clinton, Bush, and Obama: A panel discussion with the Justice Department’s environmental leaders for three presidents

ELPP AAG Panel 9.9.1611:45 AM- 1:00 PM
South Hall, room 1225

Please join the Law School’s Environmental Law and Policy Program as we host a lunch hour panel discussion featuring the heads of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division from the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. Professor Uhlmann will moderate a discussion between Lois Schiffer, Thomas Sansonetti, and John Cruden about their work and the challenges for environmental law and policy during the last 24 years.

A free, Zingerman’s lunch will be served to the first 100 attendees. This event is free and open to the public.

Learn more about the ELPP Lecture Series

August 2016

Aug 14 – New Student Orientation (Day 1)