Trash will become treasure for employees working in various campus buildings as they once again battle to lead the university in recycling and waste reduction in the 10th annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings Competition, Feb. 7-April 2.
On the former sites of vacant Detroit homes, University of Michigan researchers and their partners have built innovative gardens that help manage stormwater while removing neighborhood blight.
In Paris next week, 10 University of Michigan students and faculty members will attend a global climate change meeting that they hope will be pivotal on society's path toward a more sustainable future.
The University of Michigan has joined more than 200 universities and colleges in signing the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge.
While the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus has added 23.3 percent more square footage since 2003 — with new but more energy-intensive buildings to support world-class research — Energy Management has maintained an 8 percent annual energy-consumption savings for six years.
Could vehicles that communicate with each other and their surroundings, helping drivers avoid crashes, also save energy?
The University of Michigan is working with two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories to study whether connected and automated vehicles could help people drive more efficiently.
The University of Michigan's newest residence hall has struck gold by being the first on campus to receive LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
The University of Michigan will host a town hall Nov. 5 to review initiatives, projects and programs that are supportive of the university's sustainability goals.
The University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus is about to get a whole lot "greener" following significant investments toward more sustainable campus operations.
A $3 million project for new occupancy sensors and a $1.3 million air handler upgrade project will improve energy efficiency at the U-M Health System's University Hospital.
The two projects were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
The results are in from the U-M Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program 2014 survey, providing the third year of information about the awareness, attitudes, and behavior of students, staff and faculty.
University of Michigan researchers Wednesday released the final version of a report analyzing policy options for the state of Michigan regarding high-volume hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have been awarded a three-year, $3 million grant from the Erb Family Foundation to determine the Detroit River's contributions to algae blooms that plague Lake Erie each summer.
The University of Michigan campus community is invited to join the annual "Party for the Planet" at EarthFest on Thursday.
This sustainability-themed event features free local food, chef demonstrations, live entertainment and games with prizes on the Central Campus Diag from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The University of Michigan's sustainability performance has moved up to a gold rating by the international Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. The new rating is an improvement from the university's previous silver rating in 2012.
The University of Michigan is one of nine research universities in a new international effort, funded by a $12 million award from the National Science Foundation, to build better cities of the future.
Michigan Dining is the first department on the Ann Arbor campus to have all of its facilities achieve the university's Platinum-level certification for sustainability.
University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues predict the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second-most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom.
The number of Americans who believe there is evidence of global warming rose to 63 percent after a memorable winter that included record cold and snow in the Northeast and historic warmth and drought in the West, according to a University of Michigan survey.
A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting a slightly below-average but still significant "dead zone" this summer in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary.