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 email@example.com.
Google Hangout – Register here
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
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.
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.
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)
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