MAY 15 2010, 10-3

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Rackham Buildling, 4th floor

As part of the 2010 Michigan Meeting on "The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption," we are hosting a one-day Consumption Fair that is free and open to the public.

We encourage academics and families alike to join us for this exciting opportunity to learn about research, theory, and practical solutions to problems of consumption. Events include a panel discussion on human solutions for sustainable energy, a student poster session, and activity stations from student and campus groups with interactive displays for people of all ages.

Activity stations include interactive activities from the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, a presentation by the Environment House on home heating, Displays by Planet Blue, and student presentations on alternative wind energy and a trivia contest on sustainable foods.

All events are on the 4th floor of the Rackham Buildling (915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109).

9:00 AM Building open for students to put up posters or to set up displays (Assembly Hall).
9:45-11:00 AM Light refreshments available (Assembly Hall alcove)
10:00-11:00 AM Student Poster Session (Assembly Hall)
11:00-12:30 PM Panel Discussion (Amphitheater):
The Human Side of Energy Conservation: It's Not Easy Being Green (
12:30-2:30 PM Interactive Displays and Activity Stations (East and West Conference Rooms), including:
  • Interactive, educational stations from the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
  • Relay race to understand the new recycling rules in Ann Arbor (as of July 5th)
  • Craft table employing reused craft supplies from The Scrap Box in Ann Arbor
  • Display of alternative wind energy
  • Slideshow of sustainable architecture
  • Displays from Planet Blue on sustainable lighting, transportation, and recycling
  • Display of heat loss using through a home door using infrared cameras from Environment House
  • Trivia game with prizes on sustainable food choices
3:00 PM All posters and displays should be taken down.

See you there!

This conference was funded by Rackham Graduate School, The Department of Psychology, and CARSS at the University of Michigan.