Events Archive

April 2015

Apr 15 – Applied Climate Open House

Graham Sustainability Institute, 215 S State Street (above Sava’s Restaurant)

The evening will feature presentations from several students currently in the program and an overview of the program from Dr. Ricky Rood.

Pizza and Refreshments Provided. Please RSVP to Sandy Pytlinski at

Apr 15 – Redefining the Role of Business in Society

11:30am EDT
Google Hangout – Register here

Free and open to the public

A Hangout with Dow’s  Chairman and CEO, Andrew Liveris and Global Sustainability Leaders

Moderator: Alice Korngold, Author, “A Better World, Inc.”


  • Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
  • James Fitterling, Vice Chairman, Business Operations, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Neil Hawkins, Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Peter Bakker, President and CEO, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • John Elkington, Co-founder, Environmental Data Services, SustainAbility, Volans
  • P.J. Simmons, Chairman, Corporate Eco Forum
  • Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy

Cancelled: Apr 13 – Carolyn Dimitri / Erb Colloquium


Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Location: SNRE, Dana 1024

“The Organic-Conventional Yield Gap”

Carolyn Dimitri
Associate Professor of Food Studies, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University

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Apr 11 – The Business of Being Green / Telluride Lecture Series

Colloquium Room, East Hall 4448, 530 Church Street

Joseph Trumpey is a professor in the Stamps School of Design and the School of Natural Resources & Environment

Green start-up companies:

  • Infusion Technologies
  • Vivergy
  • Digested Organics
  • Hiveland


Apr 11 – Living With: A Day of Interdisciplinary Talks on Urban Agriculture and Beekeeping

1:00-5:00 pm
Dana, 1040

Free and open to the public

DESCRIPTION: A day of interdisciplinary talks focused on the subject of living in harmony with both human and non-human living beings. LIVING WITH will largely focus on the importance of urban agriculture, rooftop beekeeping, and artistic approaches to living with both earthworms and honeybees.


Apr 9 – Responsible Resource Use / Sustainable Ann Arbor Series

Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, 343 South Fifth Ave.

​Join the conversation about sustainability in Ann Arbor! The City of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor District Library are hosting the fourth annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series. A think tank of local stakeholders, including community organizations, local government staff, businesses, and residents, will join the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in our community.

Responsible Resource Use, including an overview of waste, compost, and recycling across the community​

Speakers will include:

  • ​Bryan Weinert, Policy Advisor and Zero Waste Advocate, Recycle Ann Arbor.​
  • Aaron Burman, Senior Engineer, Resource Recycling Systems.
  • Robert Kellar, Communications Specialist, City of Ann Arbor.
  • Steve Mangan, Director of Dining, University of Michigan.
  • Nicole Chardoul, Chair, Washtenaw Food Policy Council.

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Canceled: Apr 8 – Shale Politics in Europe: Policy and Protest / CLOSUP

Ford School of Public Policy, Betty Ford Classroom 1110

Free and open to the public

Dr. Elizabeth Bomberg, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Description: The development of shale gas, especially through hydraulic fracturing (or ‘fracking’) has become increasingly important and contested. While much as been written on shale extraction policy in the US, coverage of shale politics and policy in Europe is less well known. In this talk Elizabeth Bomberg will explore the politics surrounding shale exploration in Europe, focusing on a series of core questions: Why has shale extraction become so contested in Europe? How important is shale to Europe’s energy mix? Why have different European states adopted such different positions on shale extraction? What role will the European Union (EU) play in shaping shale development in its member states? Throughout the talk Dr. Bomberg will make comparisons to shale developments and politics in the US.

Co-sponsored by: University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) and Program in the Environment (PitE)

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Apr 6 – Andrew Szasz / Erb Colloquium

Location: SNRE, Dana 1024

“‘What’s Faith Got to do with It?’ The World’s Great Religions Speak Out on Climate Change”

Andrew Szasz is a professor and Chair of Environmental Studies at the University of California – Santa Cruz.

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March 2015

Mar 27 – SNRE Admitted Student Visit Day

SNRE – Various Locations

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Mar 25 – Jane Dutton / Erb Colloquium

Location: Ross, Wyly W0750

“A Workshop on Crafting a Research Identity”

Co-sponsored by: Ross Management & Organizations

Jane Dutton is the Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration and Psychology, University of Michigan

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