You Can be a Climate Hero IN FIVE SIMPLE STEPS!
You Can be a Climate HeroIN FIVE SIMPLE STEPS!

step 1: get inspired

Read about climate heroes -- people just like you who are taking action to address climate change.

step 2: get knowledge

Learn about climate change by reading a five minute article.

Step 3: get CONNECTED

Here's a list of local organizations -- where you can join with others to take action.

step 4: get INVOLVED

Check out a calendar of local climate change events.

step 5: get going!

Select items from a list of actions you can take all on your own -- to start to make a difference.


Share your climate hero story on our Facebook page.


The First Annual A2 Climate Teach-in

May 7, 1:30-5:00 p.m.

Genesis of Ann Arbor (2309 Packard St.)

Keynote Speaker: Mayor Christopher Taylor


A2Zero -- the City of Ann Arbor's plan for achieving a ju​​st transition to community-wide carbon neutrality by 2030.



What and How We Eat

A Zero Waste Lifestyle and the Circular Economy

Government Support to Help You Go Green

How Your Green Teams Can Take Action

Local Advocacy Opportunities

Local Climate Justice

Networking with local climate action organizations


Click here for further information​



FREE webinars to reduce your carbon footprint:

  • November 16 -- Electric Vehicles
  • December 14 -- Residential Heating and Cooling.
  • January 18, 2023 -- Solar Energy Systems
  • February 15 -- Locally Sourced Food
  • March 15 -- Local Transportation Systems
  • April 19 -- Individual Behavior Choices and Climate Anxiety
  • May 17 -- Investments in Our Planet


Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Location:  Zoom.  Click here for registration.



In Washtenaw County only 44% of people occasionally or more frequently talk about global warming. That means that 56% of people in Washtenaw County are NEVER talking about climate change. If people are not talking about climate change – then they will not take action to address climate change.


The "Climate Hero Stories" initiative is based on a well-established psychological principle: 


“People look to others who are similar to them for cues about appropriate behavior.”


By sharing "climate hero stories" -- so people can see that others just like themselves are taking action to address climate change -- we can get more people in Washtenaw County talking about -- and doing something about -- climate change.



Climate Hero of the Month photos and stories will be posted to the Climate Hero Stories website and Facebook page.


Organizations can announce among their members their Climate Hero of the Month – and include this in their social media.


Ads will appear every other month in the Ann Arbor Observer to recognize the "Climate Heroes of the Month" and what they have done. 


The ads in the Observer will be the single greatest point of ongoing visibility for climate change in Washtenaw County.




Beth Israel Congregation

Blue Ocean Church

First Presbyterian Church

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor

St. Clare's Episcopal Church

St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Temple Beth Emeth

Zion Lutheran Church


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