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.)
About the Event: To avoid catastrophic climate change, we must accelerate our efforts to decarbonize the energy system. In the U.S., power generation accounts for roughly a third of greenhouse gas emissions. This talk will present results of research to evaluate the effect of several different trends in the power system including the retirement of coal and nuclear power plants, increased penetration of wind power, and deployment of utility-scale storage to provide energy and ancillary services to the grid.
Join MESA & NASA for Native American Heritage Month 2017 with our second film screening of the month: Awake, a Dream from Standing Rock! This documentary provides front-line footage of North Dakota’s violent response to the Peaceful water protectors and "captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet."
Snacks will be provided and a discussion will follow the film.
The Munger Screening Room (G039) is located on the bottom level of the Munger Graduate Residence Hall.
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.