Events Archive

May 2014

May 8-9 – Green Infrastructure Conference

Michigan Green Infrastructure Conference: Protecting water resources and promoting economic development

Location: Lansing Center

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May 1 – Renewable Portfolio Standard / Michigan Energy Forum

Location: Ann Arbor SPARK – 330 E. Liberty, Lower Level

The 2012 ballot proposal to increase Michigan’s RPS led to a divisive political battle and disagreement over its likely impact to the economy. With some time before the issue arises again, now is the right time to begin a new civil conversation about what’s best for Michigan.

Lee Gorman (Erb EAB Member)


  • Tom LyonDow Chair of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce at the University of Michigan (Erb Associate Director of Research)
  • Jeremiah Johnson, School of Natural Resources and Environment, and Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan (Erb Faculty Affiliate)
  • Mike Delaney, DTE Energy; Manager of the Government Affairs Group and Former Commissioner on the Ann Arbor Energy Commission

This event is free and an RSVP is requested | Event details

April 2014

Apr 25 – Graduation Convocation

Tom Gladwin, affectionately known as “Dr. Hope”

Erb Community: come celebrate the class of 2014′s graduation as well as Tom Gladwin’s influential and  impactful career.

Cobblestone Farm
All Erb Community members including students and alums are invited to attend.

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

All master’s students are presenting their opus work during the SNRE Capstone Conference.  Sessions are concurrent Thursday evening and all day Friday.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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