A new initiative has been launched in Ann Arbor to support the City Council’s declaration to make the community carbon neutral by 2030. A2ZERO was launched on November 13 by the Office of Sustainability and Innovations to involve members of the community in the design and implementation of a realistic strategy to meet the Council’s goals. A2ZERO aims to gather ideas and concerns from members of the public as well as a variety of advisory committees, to create a plan to be presented by Earth Day 2020. Those who want to get involved should visit a2zero.org.
Following the lead of Ann Arbor City Council, the Ypsilanti City Council announced a resolution on November 19 that would also have their community work toward fighting climate change to achieve carbon-neutrality by the year 2035. The Ypsilanti Council voted unanimously for the measure, and also pledged to unveil a plan toward achieving the goal by March 31, 2020— shortly before the 50th anniversary of Earth Day