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June 3, 2015

Federal funding extends Great Lakes climate research at U-M, MSU

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have been awarded $3.65 million from the federal government to continue the study of climate change adaptation and climate variability in the Great Lakes region for another five years.

May 19, 2015

Food movement is the focus of May 28-29 Michigan Meeting

The ascendant Food Sovereignty movement — in which peasant farmers, fishers and farmworkers seek to solve world problems in food and agriculture — is the focus of an academic conference opening May 28 at the University of Michigan.

March 30, 2015

Free Earth Day events coming to Central Campus on April 3

Michigan Dining and Central Student Government are co-hosting an Earth Day celebration at two Central Campus locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

The free public event — focusing on sustainability and engagement — will have activities at the Diag and Palmer Commons.

March 26, 2015

U-M honored for sustainable practices in cleaning program

The university has been awarded the Green Cleaning Award's first place higher education prize for its (OS1) cleaning program in a competition sponsored by American School & University magazine, the Green Cleaning Network and the Healthy Schools Campaign.

February 9, 2015

Sustainability crucial for generations to come, coordinator says

For Sudhakar Reddy, volunteering is more than a passion: it’s central to his philosophy of sustainability.

"In Indian philosophy, after age 50, it’s important to be giving back to your family, friends and society, and those who are deserving. And how do you give back to them? You have to get involved. This is a sustainable approach."

January 29, 2015

University launches upgraded Planet Blue Ambassador program 2.0

Global transformations begin with local actions. That's the operating principle behind U-M's Planet Blue Ambassador program. 

Since its launch in January 2013, more than 2,000 U-M staff, students and faculty have become certified ambassadors, completing more than 20,000 environmental actions.

January 28, 2015

Michigan Dining helps fuel Local Food Summit 2015

Michigan Dining not only provides tasty food to the university, it is investing in the future of sustainable dining. This year, the group is sponsoring a homegrown event on Central Campus that is sure to spark opportunities for anyone wanting a sustainable, equitable food system in southeast Michigan.

January 26, 2015

ISR addition is latest U-M project to win LEED Gold Certification

The Thompson Street addition to the Institute for Social Research has received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

LEED, or Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.

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