Sewing Lab: Ann Arbor District LibraryMonday, Feb. 5, 7-8:30PM, Ann Arbor District Main Library (343 S. 5th Ave.)
(Adults and teens in grade 6 & up) Get basic sewing help with unfinished projects or learn how to use the AADL sewing machines. Basic sewing instruction available. All welcome to bring their own sewing machine. Made by Rae owner Rae Hoekstra demonstrates how to read a pattern. Takes place in the Secret Lab on the lower level of the building.
BLUElab Sustainability: Ann Arbor District Library Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7-8:30PM, Ann Arbor District Library (343 S. 5th Ave)
Lecture by members of the U-M Living Blue Challenge Team, which provides retrofit designs to make buildings self-sustaining. Audience members create their own DIY sustainable retrofit with advice from the U-M team. Takes place in the Secret Lab on the lower level of the building.
A Carbon "Price is Right”: Harnessing the Market to Drive Down Carbon Emissions Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7-8:30PM
Ann Arbor District Main Library (343 S. 5th Ave.)
Pricing carbon is viewed by economists left, right and center as the simplest and most effective way to reduce carbon emissions. Momentum is growing: Carbon fee and dividend (CFD) and cap and trade policies are currently used, or are planned,in many parts of the world. How do they work? How might they affect the poor, and our economy in general? This panel will explore the challenges and opportunities of market-driven strategies to address the climate crisis.
Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum:Second Thursday of Feb-Mar-Apr, 7-8:30PM, Ann Arbor District Main Library (343 S. 5th Ave.)The City of Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor District Library are hosting the seventh annual Sustainable Ann Arbor series this winter. A think tank of local stakeholders, including community organizations, local government staff, and businesses will join members of the public to discuss local sustainability efforts and challenges in the community. For more info click HERE.