Events

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Friday, October 20, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

4th Annual Conference on Transportation, Economics, Energy, and the Environment

 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: Fellowship Space, Munger Graduate Residences

Learn about efforts to address the more than 35 gigatons of global emissions annually by developing and commercializing the $1 trillion market for carbon dioxide (CO2) products. The Global CO2 Initiative awards research and development funding to innovative technologies, invests in commercial-stage companies, and accelerates the adoption of CO2 products using recycled carbon dioxide.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom (1110)

CLOSUP Lecture Series

Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation

Vivian E. Thomson, Former Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Politics, University of Virginia

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
10:00 am to 11:30 am

About the lecture: 

Vivian Thomson will offer an insider’s account of how power is wielded in environmental policy making at the state level. Drawing on her experience as a former member of Virginia’s State Air Pollution Control Board, she narrates cases in Alexandria, Wise, and Roda that involved coal and air pollution. She identifies a “climate of capitulation” —a deeply rooted favoritism toward coal and electric utilities in state air pollution policies. Thomson links Virginia’s climate of capitulation with campaign finance patterns, a state legislature that depends on outsiders for information and bill drafting, and a political culture that tends toward inertia. She extends her analysis to fifteen other coal states and recommends reforms aimed at mitigating ingrained biases toward coal and electric utility interests. 

Wednesday, November 01, 2017
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Hail to the Cube: Michigan's Legacy of Uncommon Innovation​

Location: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.), Rackham Auditorium

Monday, November 06, 2017
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Location: Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

This event will be live webstreamed. Check back here just before the event for viewing details.

Join us as we welcome Dr. T. Ramasami, former secretary of science and technology for India, as he discusses the role of science and technology policy in developing countries.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Herbert H. Dow Building, 1006

MICDE

Saturday, November 11, 2017
12:45 PM to 2:45 PM

Location: Ann Arbor District Library, Freespace (3rd Floor)

Worried about climate change? Wondering how you can make a real difference? Come to the monthly meeting of the Ann Arbor chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a national, grassroots organization working to enact federal legislation to put a price on CO2. Our meetings consist of dialing in to a national conference call (featuring different guest speakers each month), followed by local discussion of actions.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: Lurie Robert H. Engin. Ctr, Johnson Rooms

Listen to an engaging talk on sustainability at the North Campus Sustainability Hour while enjoying a fresh lunch.

Monday, November 27, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Location: Lurie Robert H. Engin. Ctr, Johnson Rooms​

Listen to an engaging talk on sustainability at the North Campus Sustainability Hour while enjoying a fresh lunch.

Monday, December 04, 2017 to Friday, December 08, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2017 Theme: Energy + Emissions Contest

Student Challenge: Create a tangible visualization of the amount of carbon emissions created by the University of Michigan in the year 2016: 641,000 metric tons, or 1,413,161,420 pounds, of carbon dioxide. This represents approximately 30% of Ann Arbor’s total emissions footprint. (For more detail about U-M’s GHG emissions, see this report.)