Want to learn a new skill? Student and community sustainability organizations produced short virtual workshops on a skill related to their passion and area of expertise. Check them out to learn something new and discover sustainability groups you may be interested in!
Presenters: Aaron Boockvar-Klein and Aniket Yadav (Student Sustainability Coalition)
The Student Sustainability Coalition (SSC) is a newly revamped organization that aims to maximize the collective impact of student sustainability efforts at the University of Michigan by bringing people together to achieve social change. Hear from SSC co-presidents Aaron Boockvar-Klein and Aniket Yadav about how you can get involved with sustainability on campus.
SSC isn’t a club or member organization—rather, SSC is a small group of students who work closely with the Graham Sustainability Institute, the Office of Campus Sustainability, Student Life, the City of Ann Arbor, and the many student organizations and motivated individuals on campus to advance sustainability. SSC facilitates connections and collaborations between sustainability-minded individuals, organizations and spaces.
Presenters: Davis Boos and Danielle Falling (The Campus Farm)
Learn how to take hot peppers (perhaps some grown right here in Ann Arbor by the crew at the Campus Farm) and turn them into a shelf-stable and delicious hot sauce. No special ingredients or equipment required!
Presenters: Nate Phipps and Katie Honoway (Common Cycle)
What should you know about your bike before you ride? How do you identify and diagnose issues big and small? This skillshare will go over pre-ride basics to ensure you’re riding safe all year long, as well as how to identify and triage common issues on a bicycle.
Presenters: Olivia Thomas, Emily Peck, and Faith Rose (Sustainable Living Experience)
Composting is a sustainable way to divert organic waste from landfills, reduce greenhouse gases emitted by decomposition, and create a usable fertilizer. This workshop will tell you how to make and use an at-home compost bucket, and how to order and use the City of Ann Arbor curbside compost bins.
Presenter: Alexander VanDeWeghe (Engineering Student Government)
To divert waste from landfills and throughout the environment, it is important to use resources as efficiently as possible. Luckily, achieving this in the kitchen can be both simple and tasty! Oat milk is a great dairy alternative and the pulp byproduct can be used for an easy granola!
Presenters: David Gurke and Nancy Stoll (Ann Arbor Citizens’ Climate Lobby)
Join representatives from the Ann Arbor Citizens’ Climate Lobby as they share strategies to call your congressperson to let them know how you feel about an important public issue—like climate change!
Presenter: SEAS Bees, a Master’s project group
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 bites of food you eat is courtesy of insect pollination? Would you like to see more bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in your yard? SEAS Bees, a master’s project group at the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability (SEAS), will show you how!
Presenters: Eva Schwarz, Elliott Smith, and Sabrina Butcher (U-M Citizens’ Climate Lobby)
Climate change is one of the most politically divided issues that we face. Just because we come from different backgrounds, though, doesn’t mean that things have to be this way. In this workshop, you will learn how to appeal to the values of individuals and organizations to move them up the scale from denialism to being an active champion for climate legislation. Through success stories and practice, we hope you will gain an appreciation for the ways that people from different walks of life approach our shared responsibility to protect the planet and each other.
Presenters: Planet Blue Student Leaders
Hear tips for how to practice sustainable behaviors as a U-M student from Planet Blue Student Leaders—from knowing where to throw your waste to decorating with LED lights. Ries, Mavi, Emma, Izzy, and Steve work in Student Life as peer advisors to help you make eco-friendly choices in your daily life. If you have questions about sustainable behaviors, you can reach out to your PBSLs via email at email@example.com.