September 16, 2021

carbon emissions

  1. May 20, 2021

    U-M commits to carbon neutrality universitywide

    President Mark Schlissel has announced U-M will achieve carbon neutrality across all emissions scopes, outlining a series of commitments that place sustainability at the center of the university’s mission.

  2. March 25, 2021

    Regents’ remarks regarding changes in U-M investment strategy

    Remarks of Regent Mark J. Bernstein Last February, at our last in-person board meeting before COVID, this board announced that we would consider our investment policy with regard to fossil fuels. I am deeply grateful to my board colleagues, President Schlissel and everyone, especially our exceptional students and faculty, who participated in the thorough, inclusive…
  3. March 25, 2021

    U-M shifts strategy for natural resources investments

    The university’s investment strategy will focus more on renewable energy, stop investing in certain fossil fuel-based funds and halt direct investments in publicly traded companies that are the largest greenhouse gas contributors.

  4. March 18, 2021

    Carbon neutrality commission submits final report and recommendations

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality has submitted its final report and recommendations for U-M to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across all three campuses.

  5. February 18, 2021

    Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program awards $1.75M in first round

    The Graham Sustainability Institute’s Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program has chosen seven projects for an initial round of funding, each with dramatic potential to help reduce net carbon emissions.

  6. February 2, 2021

    Study helps quantify CO2 emissions from virtual conferences

    Virtual conferencing that has replaced large, in-person gatherings in the age of COVID-19 represents a drastic reduction in carbon emissions, but those online meetings still have environmental costs, U-M research shows.

  7. February 1, 2021

    U-M progressing toward 2025 sustainability goals

    U-M released its annual fact sheet tracking performance toward its 2025 sustainability goals for the Ann Arbor campus, describing progress in most areas while noting the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. December 17, 2020

    Carbon neutrality commission releases draft recommendations

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, charged with recommending strategies for U-M to achieve net-zero emissions, has released its preliminary draft recommendations for public comment through Jan. 26.

  9. December 11, 2020

    Carbon neutrality commission draft recommendations to be released Dec. 17

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, charged with recommending strategies for U-M to achieve net-zero emissions, expects to release a draft of its recommendations Dec. 17. Comments will be accepted through Jan. 22.

  10. October 21, 2020

    Carbon accounting group quantifies U-M emissions

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality’s carbon accounting subgroup focuses on bringing together otherwise disparate emissions data — U-M energy sources, the commission’s internal analysis teams, and utility firms.