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September 24, 2017

2025 campus sustainability goals status

February 20, 2017

2025 campus sustainability goals status

Goal: Reduce U-M greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent below 2006 levels.
Status: Slight reduction; 20 percent decrease needed.

Goal: Decrease vehicle carbon output per passenger trip by 30 percent below 2006 levels.
Status: On track; reduced vehicle carbon output by 15 percent per passenger trip.

Goal: Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 40 percent below 2006 levels.
Status: Levels increased; 44 percent decrease needed.

Goal: Protect the Huron River through stormwater-control strategies and reduce chemical applications to campus landscapes by 40 percent below 2006 levels.
Status: On track; reduced chemical application by 34 percent.

Goal: Purchase 20 percent of U-M food from local and sustainable sources by 2025.
Status: On track; currently purchasing 12 percent of U-M food from local and sustainable sources.