The Second Annual
A2 Climate Teach-In
Build Your
Climate Action Toolkit
Sunday, March 10, 2024
 Keynote Speaker
United States  Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
1:30-5:15 p.m. at Genesis of Ann Arbor (2309 Packard St.) 

To register for this free in-person event, click here

A Teach-in to
save the world

The first teach-in, protesting the Vietnam War, was held overnight at the University of Michigan on March 24-25, 1965. Over 3,000 people attended debates, lectures, movies, and musical events. The teach-in received national press and inspired 35 more teach-ins on college campuses within the next week. By the end of the year there had been teach-ins at 120 campuses. Antiwar teach-ins were held until the end of the war.

On March 10, 2024 there will be another teach-in
in Ann Arbor. There will be another call for action.

This time it's to save the world.

What's a
Climate Action Toolkit?

Without the right tools, it's difficult to get things done.

There are 18 tools in the Climate Action Toolkit. Just select a couple to get started. We'll help you understand the tools, and we'll have people available to help you find your way. 

You don't need to hit a homerun. You'll feel great if you can hit a couple of singles. 

On March 10, your Climate Action Toolkit will help you get started. (See more details on the Climate Action Toolkit tab).

To register to attend this in-person event CLICK HERE
This event is FREE. To make a donation to help cover Teach-in costs, click here


1:30 p.m.
Our Hopes for the future Representatives from the Ann Arbor Public Schools Freeman Environmental Youth Council
Keynote Presentation
2:00 p.m. 
What We Can Do Together for Climate Action
United States Congresswoman
Debbie Dingell, Michigan's 6th District

2:30-3:10 p.m.

               Track A
           What Can I Do?

         Sustainable Transportation

  • E-bikes, cargo bikes Kim Mayes and Jim Summers (Human Electric Hybrids and Urban Cargo Riders)
  • City of Ann Arbor’s plan to expand bike infrastructure Suzann Flowers (City of Ann Arbor Transportation Program Manager)
  • EVs: see webinar


Social Hall

                Track B
    What Can We Do Together?

       Sustainable Banking and                                  Investing

  • Where we bank; how we invest.

Catherine Daligga (Third Act Michigan) Ann Putallaz (AFP Consulting)


Core (lower level)

             Track C
        Advocacy and Justice

       Local Advocacy Opportunities

  • What is climate advocacy, and does it make a difference (letter writing; lobbying; protests; petitions)? David Gurk (Washtenaw Climate Reality Project), Rep. Jason Morgan (Michigan House of Representaives), Ginny Rogers (Citizens’ Climate Lobby)


3:25-4:05 p.m.

               Track A
           What Can I Do?

           Sustainable Eating

  • Overview of the issue: Supporting local farmers. 
  • Why choose sustainable, organic food, local food.
  • Advocacy with your food dollars.

Ryan Poe (The Hungry Locavore), Alex Blume, (Argus Farm Stop), Yusef Houamed (El Harissa)


                Track B
    What Can We Do Together?

       Sustainable Congregation                             and Business

  • How to decarbonize your congregational and commercial space – and how to become an advocate. Jan Culbertson (Ann Arbor 2030 District)

Residential solar: see webinar

Core (lower level)

             Track C
        Advocacy and Justice

            Local Climate Justice

  • Overview of the issue: equity and fairness; vulnerable communities; interconnection with other societal inequalities; a just transition Leah Wiste (Michigan Interfaith Power and Light)
  • Leah Tessman (Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley – Healthy Homes program)

Social Hall

Keynote Presentation
4:15 p.m. 
Community Solar and Other Initiatives
Missy Stults, Ph.D., Director, City of Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations; A2Zero

Social Hall

4:35p.m. Networking
Social Hall

Local climate action groups each assigned a table to be available to discuss your Climate Action Plan.


  • Argus Farm Stop, El Harissa, The Hungry Locavore, VegMichigan


  • City of Ann Arbor Transportation Program, Human Electric Hybrids, SPIN Rentals, 

Home and Congregation/Commercial Energy and Consumption

  • Ann Arbor 2030, Green Energy Neighbors, Zero Waste

Investment and Banking

  • AFP Consulting, Third Act Michigan

Climate Advocacy

  • Citizens' Climate Lobby, Climate Reality Project, Michigan Climate Action Network, Sierra Club

Climate Justice

  • Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley, Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice


  • City of Ann Arbor A2Zero, Resilient Washtenaw, Washtenaw County Environmental Council


  • Freeman Environmental Youth Council

Free vegetarian snacks


Why Networking? 

  • “The most important thing an individual can do for climate change is be less of an individual. Join together with other people in movements large enough to effect changes in policy and economics that might actually move the system enough to matter. You can’t do it anymore, one lightbulb, one vegan dinner, at a time.” Bill McKibben

5:15 p.m. Close

Just as with a football game or concert, all visitors will pass through a security screening including a bag check, so please plan to arrive early. (You don't want to miss the opening speakers!)  Also, please remember to bring your ID. Security personnel will be on-site at all times. 


Genesis of Ann Arbor

2309 Packard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(The facility co-owned by St. Clare's Episcopal Church and Temple Beth Emeth).



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