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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.

December 10, 2014

U-M to explore ways to deal with Great Lakes water-level changes

Extreme water-level fluctuations in the Great Lakes, including historic lows on lakes Michigan and Huron in 2013 and substantial upward trends in 2014, are creating serious challenges for many shoreline property owners, tourism-related businesses, municipal planners and others.

November 10, 2014

Students create comprehensive Detroit greenhouse gas inventory

Energy use in buildings accounts for nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated in Detroit, while exhaust from cars, trucks and buses is responsible for about 30 percent of the total, according to a new citywide inventory compiled by U-M student researchers.

October 15, 2014

Energy use decreases across many campus buildings

The University of Michigan has avoided millions of dollars in energy costs for the seventh consecutive year as the result of ongoing efforts by the Planet Blue Operations Team and Plant Engineering on the Ann Arbor campus.

October 8, 2014

Survey: U-M sustainability awareness up, behavior change lags

Findings from a new U-M Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program report show most faculty, students and staff have boosted their knowledge about how to be more sustainable — particularly in the areas of foods and waste prevention — but behavior in these areas has remained essentially unchanged.

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