All posts by Mary Gallagher

Dr. Missy Stults

Dr. Missy Stults, Sustainability and Innovations Manager for the City of Ann Arbor, spoke with Current about how communities can adapt to climate change. With a PhD in urban resilience from the University of Michigan, Missy previously served as a contractor working with cities and tribal communities to advance their climate and sustainability agendas. What

Person of Interest: Lillian Li

How has having a book out changed your day-to-day life? My coworkers at [Literati] bookstore said, “Oh, we’re not going to be seeing you after the book comes out,” and I explained, my day-to-day has not really changed. I still teach at the University, I still work at the bookstore, pretty much the same hours.

Emergent Strategy—What Nature’s Underdogs Can Teach Us about Surviving Against the Odds

brown says that Emergent Strategy is ultimately about facilitation, which she defines as the art of “making it easier for humans to work together and get things done.” If the first half of the book is a zoom-out, looking at broader patterns, the second half zooms in, with activities for the reader to put emergent strategy principles into practice and improve the sustainability of individual and collective work.

Energy Freedom Legislation Introduced in House

The bill would also change the framework used to calculate how much individual solar owners are compensated for energy they contribute back to the grid, from net metering to fair value pricing. The bill package is facing opposition from DTE Energy, one of Michigan’s primary utility companies.