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April 2, 2014

U-M’s Ann Arbor campus recognized as Tree Campus USA

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.

March 27, 2014

Sustainable Food Program report highlights student leadership

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.

March 10, 2014

Key initiatives: Sustainability

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.

January 22, 2014

Forty U-M students start new year as Dow Sustainability Fellows

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.

January 21, 2014

Great Lakes evaporation study seeks to dispel misconceptions

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.

December 3, 2013

Progress toward sustainability goals

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.

November 13, 2013

Native American activist LaDuke addresses sustainability

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.

November 4, 2013

Campus briefs

UMMA to stay open late on select Fridays

October 28, 2013

Higher ed briefs

News from other Michigan public universities and U-M peer institutions across the nation.

October 28, 2013

Campus briefs

New public art installed at Moore Building

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