The University of Michigan’s longstanding commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging the community in the spirit of conservation has led the Ann Arbor campus to be recognized as a 2013 Tree Campus USA for the sixth consecutive year.
In 2013, the U-M Sustainable Food Program and its member groups helped integrate sustainable food topics into academics, created hands-on learning opportunities at three on-campus gardens and the Campus Farm, and provided food to students and community members.
Consumers, on average, believe home energy bills would have to nearly double before forcing them to make lifestyle changes to save on costs, according to a new U-M survey.
Building on the strong foundation laid by predecessors, President Mary Sue Coleman strengthened the university's commitment to sustainability by broadening U-M's approach to include education, research and operations under an initiative known as Planet Blue.
Reducing the size of the Lake Erie "dead zone" to acceptable levels will require cutting nutrient pollution nearly in half in coming decades, at a time when climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult.
The University of Michigan continues to show immense growth and engagement in sustainability education, research and operations, as shown in the 2013 Sustainability Progress Report released this week.
Forty sustainability-minded master's and professional-degree students from eight U-M schools and colleges recently started the 2014 Dow Sustainability Fellows program, through which they each receive $20,000 for their studies and become part of a collaborative community of scholars focused on sustainability.
The recent Arctic blast that gripped much of the nation will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows. But the processes responsible for that welcome outcome are not as simple and straightforward as one might think.
Two years, 10 hybrid buses and more than 1,300 Planet Blue Ambassadors later, the university is making strides toward its commitment to create a more sustainable campus through its operations.
The 2025 goals and the result of reduction efforts to date are noted in the following percentages:
• Goal: Cut U-M greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.
Where we are: Emission levels have increased; 28 percent decrease currently needed.
A group of incoming School of Natural Resources and Environment students had barely begun working when the first lessons, albeit informal ones, happened.
Winona LaDuke, internationally acclaimed Anishinaabe author, orator and activist, contributed an empowered, new voice to the discussion of sustainability earlier this week in her Native American Heritage Month keynote lecture.
More than 120 students, faculty and staff attended Wednesday’s sustainability town hall to learn about climate change adaptation practices and how the university’s efforts address climate change.
CMU tobacco free in 2014
UMMA to stay open late on select Fridays
News from other Michigan public universities and U-M peer institutions across the nation.
New public art installed at Moore Building
The university has avoided millions in energy costs for the sixth consecutive year as the result of ongoing efforts by the Planet Blue Operations Team on the Ann Arbor campus.
The Great Lakes provide a unique educational opportunity to students and residents of all ages. Two new tools from Michigan Sea Grant help bridge that connection: Teaching Great Lakes Science and Great Lakes FieldScope.
A unique $8 million battery lab at the University of Michigan will enable industry and university researchers to collaborate on developing cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.