From new recycling initiatives to management of the city's urban forest to preservation of natural areas, the city of Ann Arbor is doing a lot on the sustainability front. "There probably are a handful of other cities across the country that are doing things as fabulously as we are, but not very many," said Chris Graham, chairman of the city's Environmental Commission and one of the featured speakers Thursday night. More than 80 people were in attendance at the Ann Arbor District Library for the first of four forums being held as part of the Sustainable Ann Arbor discussion series. Read the story.
Jason Tallant of the city of Ann Arbor's Natural Area Preservation program, left, and Tom McMurtrie, the city's solid waste coordinator.
Kerry Gray, the city's urban forestry and natural resources planner
Matt Naud, the city's environmental coordinator
Tom McMurtrie, the city's solid waste coordinator
Jason Tallant of the city's Natural Area Preservation program
Richard Norton, an urban planning professor at the University of Michigan
Chris Graham, chairman of the city's Environmental Commission
Norton and Laura Rubin, executive director of the Huron River Watershed Council