Ann Arbor has joined a growing list of cities across the nation committed to using all-renewable energy for municipal operations within the next two decades. City Council unanimously approved the resolution in December, directing the city to power 100% of municipal government operations with wind, solar or other clean energy alternatives by 2035 or sooner. “I’m delighted that this is moving forward,” said Mayor Chris Taylor. “Ann Arbor has a very ambitious Climate Action Plan. And while the municipal load is small, the work that we’re doing here, I think, will have a tangible effect.” The city’s municipal operations currently account for roughly 1.3 percent of Ann Arbor’s total community-wide greenhouse gas emissions.
The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered
While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.
There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status. Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to
Social justice songwriters Heather Mae and Crys Matthews take their 2020 tour online. Here’s one way to stay positive during these trying times.