Following a trend in cities nationwide, Ann Arbor has declared a climate emergency while taking action to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. In November 2019, the City passed a resolution that calls for cooperation with the public to create a living plan for achieving carbon neutrality, and to present the comprehensive plan by Earth Day on April 22. A2ZERO, a carbon neutrality planning process that will be iterative, transparent, failure-positive, and grounded in justice and equity, has been launched to direct the initiative. The goal is to create a plan that has broad community support, can be implemented, and demonstrably moves the entire Ann Arbor community towards carbon neutrality.
To find out more about the initiative, find upcoming events, or weigh-in with your opinion, visit a2zero.org.