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Climate Action in Scio Township and Washtenaw County - Shared screen with speaker view
Anna Ostermeier
14:21
I’m Anna (she/her) and am one of the UM grad students working with Scio Township on their Climate Action Plan through the School for Environment & Sustainability
Zoey Scancarello
14:24
My name is Zoey! Also a master's student from University of Michigan working with Scio on their Climate Action Plan (for our master's project)
Kathleen Brant
14:28
Kathleen Brant, Scio resident, I have always been concerned about preserving the planet.
Margaret Engle
14:36
Margaret Engle, 25 year resident of Scio with a longstanding interest in conservation and preservation.
Archer Christian
14:44
Archer Christian, here. Former Scio Township Land Pres Commission. Currently work in international climate policy (focus = climate finance)
Charles Nielsen
14:56
Charlie Nielsen here. Former Scio Township Supervisor, former Scio Recycling Manager, and currently member of the Materials and Waste subgroup of the Scio Township Environmental Sustainability Task Force
Tim Redmond
14:57
jTim Redmond here in the grey hair and glasses - Scio resident - member or LPC and STSTF and WCEC.
Gerd Walter
15:02
Gerd Walter, 12 year resident, but I also grew up in Scio
Matthew Naud (RRS - he/him/his)
31:56
www.Resilientwashtenaw.org
Jason Maciejewski
36:43
Sorry I’m late in joining. My appearance at the Dexter Township Board meeting ran longer than anticipated.
Tim Redmond
41:46
Jan - I think (not sure) the city of Ypsilanti has a climate action group working and they should be included in the collaboration.
Kathleen Brant
50:57
Regarding poll results. I selected ‘other’ for a few items related to solar. All because I live in an old growth forest without direct sunlight.
Jane Vogel
59:40
serious flooding in our neighborhood in high rain events
Celeste Novak
59:44
loss of power, particularly problematic with a private well.
Matthew Naud (RRS - he/him/his)
01:00:17
www.resilientwashtenaw.org
Rita Clinthorne
01:00:21
Erosion control for roads, heavy rains make for deep, huge ruts
Hob Calhoun
01:01:17
When our community built its final 12 homes, we were asked to increase our stormwater capacity due the increase in the 100-year storm standard
Margaret Engle
01:01:24
Some flooding on the roadway after rain storms; power outages after wind and storm events
Jan Ankney
01:01:29
We are looking at heat pumps for heating/cooling, but cost and lack of knowledge are problems. Would like to know of opportunities to lower cost by group buying.
Jane Vogel
01:01:30
. need for protection of tree canape in the township for the eco-services provided including: shading, carbon sequestration
Cathy Jaskiewicz
01:01:32
Agree with Rita - I’m in Liberty Hills.
Will Hathaway
01:01:46
Climate impacts experienced: heat waves, heavier rainfall, more extreme cold.
Tim Redmond
01:01:51
impacts - “droughty” times, heat; vulnerabilities - big rain, soil washout; resilience effort - solar and wind generation
Jeannine LaPrad, she/her
01:03:00
long term power outages, erosion control, oil drilling interest in our part of the township, potential impact on water if that interest is encouraged/fueled by policies
Kathleen Brant
01:03:19
Jan; coming ordinate updates need to include the higher climate impacts due to 100 year events. The current ordinance references 10 year events. We (as a country) are already seeing multiple 100 year storm events.
Will Hathaway
01:03:44
I wonder about the vulnerability of some neighborhoods in Scio, for example flooding could have a greater impact on Scio Farms.
Hob Calhoun
01:04:19
More of the food we eat should ideally be produced locally
Matthew Naud (RRS - he/him/his)
01:05:03
FYI -Please feel free to share these recommendations for the township on the county resilientwashtenaw.org site so other county residents can see the thinking.
Hob Calhoun
01:05:15
Move more of our local agriculture to the production of organic fruits, vegetables, nuts etc.
Hob Calhoun
01:06:22
create a goal of 30% of Scio land area be in conservation
Margaret Engle
01:06:24
It would be great to have a farmers market here in Scio, or other ways to support local producers, like Argus
Hob Calhoun
01:06:30
30 by 30
Margaret Engle
01:07:14
Huron River also threatened by 1,4-dioxane
Matthew Naud (RRS - he/him/his)
01:07:25
Current amount of county land in preservation/conservation is about 12%
Hob Calhoun
01:07:34
I like the idea of a yearly State of the Environment in the township newsletter
Matthew Naud (RRS - he/him/his)
01:09:05
Michigan Green Communities is a great way to start keeping score on community sustainability metrics - the challenge is open now I believe
Hob Calhoun
01:09:39
I strongly support a goal of at least 30-50% lands in conservation by 2030
Martha Mayo
01:09:43
We need to have new guidelines for the continued spreading of the dioxane plume, maybe new ordinances.
Jeannine LaPrad, she/her
01:09:54
nicely done, celeste (and tim)!
Margaret Engle
01:10:13
Goal: 35 % at least
Liz DeVine Wiseman
01:10:14
50% conserved land in Scio
Matthew Naud (RRS - he/him/his)
01:10:34
Michigan buries 6.8 million tons of material that could be recycled every year.
Will Hathaway
01:11:22
Scio has a tree fund into which developers place funds when they can’t replace all of the trees they remove during construction. There is currently about $200K in this fund that could be used strategically to add more trees to the Township.
Jeff Jackson
01:11:22
Yep, which is hundred of millions of dollars worth!
Tim Redmond
01:13:27
Will - sooner the better on adding those trees - of course there needs to be a good plan…
Kathleen Brant
01:14:49
We should set percentage standards in our zoning ordinance for Builders to recycle. Also give incentives to local Builders for development projects. The development dollars are leaving the township and local builders are better able to recycle locally.
Kathleen Brant
01:17:02
Please add home composting (not just pickup composting).
Jeff Jackson
01:17:19
According to Bryan Wienert of Recycle Ann Arbor, only about 15 percent of construction waste is recycled.
Milan Anderson
01:17:54
My friend and I started a FB group called Plastic Free Ypsi. Is there anyone we can partner with to help us get restaurants to consider alternatives to go plastic free?
Archer Christian
01:18:09
The AA composting facility is quite nice. It operates year round without the need for additional water. Long wished for such a facility in Scio.
Jeff Jackson
01:19:00
Milan, you might contact the A2Zero program in Ann Arbor. They have a pilot program of restaurants using reusable takeout containers.
Jeff Jackson
01:19:26
El Harissa is one of the restaurants.
Milan Anderson
01:19:52
Thank you very much Jeff, I will check the A2Zero program out
Christopher Ferone
01:20:13
EVs and PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles)
Kathleen Brant
01:20:14
Jeff Jackson, thanks for info about El Harissa.
Matthew Naud (RRS - he/him/his)
01:20:24
The Ann Arbor facility can likely take more organic material and would be worth exploring with Ann Arbor rather than siting a new compost facility
Jeff Jackson
01:22:19
Yes, the compost center wants all you can bring. Reasonable cost to drop off, and Ann Arbor residents can get a certain amount of free compost.
Celeste Novak
01:22:59
Put a bike path on Liberty and a bus route
Liz DeVine Wiseman
01:23:55
Bike paths on big roads like Scio Church and Wagner
Jan Ankney
01:24:47
In the poll there was no answer “none of the above”, and i was required to give an untrue answer to submit
Will Hathaway
01:24:57
The last poll required a response to purchasing a vehicle in the next year. There wasn’t an option for none of the above.
Christopher Ferone
01:28:20
William, please checkout www.carboncounter.com and you can compare the total lifetime carbon emissions of gas vehicles vs hybrids vs PHEVs vs EVs
Christopher Ferone
01:30:19
https://www.carboncounter.com/#!/explore
Matthew Naud (RRS - he/him/his)
01:32:06
New research from UMICH - https://news.umich.edu/study-greater-greenhouse-gas-reductions-for-pickup-truck-electrification-than-for-other-light-duty-vehicles/
Christopher Ferone
01:34:37
https://newlook.dteenergy.com/wps/wcm/connect/dte-web/quicklinks/migreenpower
Jeannine LaPrad, she/her
01:35:18
@will Hathaway thanks for sharing the information about the fund for trees. that's the type of information we're missing in our work group i.e., what's already happening that we want to do more of in the township, what do we need to stop doing, and where are these new ideas/recommendations filling a gap.
Anna Ostermeier
01:36:32
Excited to support this important work, thanks Jan!
Celeste Novak
01:40:48
I strongly encourage us to meet with all in Scio, businesses, residents, governmental bodies and the agricultural community.
Celeste Novak
01:42:03
You have been a great leader.
Alicia Kawamoto, UM SEAS
01:42:08
So appreciative of the task force members! Really excited to see what we’re able to do together in Scio and Washtenaw!
Anna Ostermeier
01:42:24
Thanks everyone! Looking forward to getting to know you all more