Come learn about U-M's sustainability goals—with a particular focus on campus efforts to address climate change—at the 2013 Campus Sustainability Town Hall on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery.
This year's Town Hall, titled "Addressing Climate Change: Building a Sustainable and Resilient Campus," will focus on the local environmental, economic, and social impacts of climate change. Presentations will explore how the university can address climate change and work toward a sustainable and resilient future for our campus. Speakers include Dan Brown, a research associate with the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center, and Beth Gibbons, project manager for the Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities (GLAA-C).
Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for attendees to visit informational booths for progress updates on the presidential sustainability goals and to connect with one another to share ideas on other sustainability efforts. All U-M students, faculty, and staff are invited. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP to ensure sufficient food and beverages are available. The Town Hall is being presented and hosted by U-M's Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS).
"We are using this event to reinforce how U-M's sustainability effort is tied to climate change, and how these efforts translate into results," said Andrew Berki, OCS manager. "By bringing together the campus community to hear experts speak on the topic of climate change, we hope to create a clear understanding of our challenges and identify potential further action."