Ann Arbor - Ypsilanti ReSkilling March Newsletter

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Eco-Challenge Potluck & 
Sculpt with Cob plus In Transition 2.0 Movie
Arrive at 5:30-5:45pm for the potluck. 
Bring a dish to pass and the recipe for our community recipe book.

We will invite you to get food at 5:45PM and will introduce the Eco-challenge topic before we transition to the workshop and movie at 6:30pm!
Friday, March 16 | 5:30-8:00pm 
1979 Mckinley, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
**This is a family-friendly event - kid’s activity available during workshop.**
Practice Sculpting with Cob
Cob is a natural building material made by mixing subsoil, sand, water, and a fibrous organic material (typically straw). Build a small model house, or animal, or anything else. Mostly self-guided with some basic instruction. Materials provided.
A 1-hour film about the Transition Movement. A story of resilience and hope in turbulent times. This film looks at the ways communities across the world are coming together and becoming more sustainable in the face of an uncertain future. There will be time for discussion following the movie.
In Transition 2.0 Movie
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What is the Eco-Challenge? 
The Eco-Challenge, created by the Northwest Earth Institute, encourages individuals to make sustainable lifestyle choices across nine different areas of their life. You pick your Challenge(s) and set a goal that stretches your comfort zone and makes a difference for you, your community, and the planet. You can also “Create Your Own” challenge if you have a specific action in mind you’d like to work on!

How is Ann Arbor-Ypsi Reskilling using the Eco-Challenge? 
The Eco-Challenge is being used as a springboard for discussion at monthly potlucks. At each potluck, a different life area will be presented along with many actions that can be taken to make that area of our life more sustainable! We hope that everyone can walk away with the tools and motivation to work on something in that area of their life.
Upcoming Free Events:
is right around the corner!
 ~ MARCH 20 ~
“Civic Life in Ann Arbor”: 2018 Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum | March 8 | 7 - 8:30PM | AADL, Main Branch (Downtown), 343 S. 5th Ave | Downstairs Multipurpose Room
Panel discussion with representatives from local government and social media experts on what it means to be an engaged citizen in a sustainable community in the social media age. Moderated by CivCity Initiative executive director Mary Morgan.

7th Annual EcoJustice and Activism Conference | March 8-10 | Eastern Michigan University
This conference was first organized to engage activists, community members, educators, students, and scholars in deep and meaningful discussions around what we can do together to address and organize actions aimed at eliminating current social and environmental injustices occurring in our local, national, and international communities. FREE and open to public - Registration required.

Himmeli Style Metal Planters | March 11 | 2-3:30PM | AADL Westgate, 2503 Jackson Ave.
All adults and teens in grades 6 & up invited to make a geometric air plant hanger inspired by Finnish himmeli ornaments. Materials and air plant provided.

VegWeek at University of Michigan | March 12-16| 7-8:30PM | Samuel T. Dana Building Room 1040
VegWeek is a week dedicated to animals, the environment, and health. The Michigan Animal Respect Society (MARS), in partnership with Michigan Dining, the University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program (UMSFP), the Campus Farm at the University of Michigan, and Planet Blue, will be hosting a 5-day series of events surrounding the ethical, environmental, and health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.There will be talks by Dr. Will Tuttle (author of The World Peace Diet), Dr. Joel Kahn (cardiologist and best-selling author), Dan McKernan (founder and executive director of Barn Sanctuary), Marc Ramirez (former UM football player), and a professor panel with University of Michigan professors.
What does "Eco-Challenge Potluck" mean?