Center for Sustainable Systems
October 21, 2020
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.
April 30, 2020
Replacing half of all animal-based foods in the U.S. diet with plant-based alternatives could reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions 1.6 billion metric tons by 2030, according to a new study.
February 17, 2020
U-M researchers developed a list of nine best practices for lithium-ion battery lifetime extension after examining academic papers and manufacturers’ user manuals and customer-support websites.
September 9, 2019
The Freight Farm, which sits on U-M’s Campus Farm, is a 320-square-foot recycled shipping container outfitted with 256 columns that can grow plants ranging from veggies to flowers.
April 15, 2019
A new study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars finds they wouldn’t be suitable for a Jetsons-style short commute, but could play a niche role in sustainable mobility for longer trips.
March 15, 2019
International climate leader Christiana Figueres delievered the 2019 Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability, addressing efforts to stem the increase in global temperature.
February 25, 2019
Christiana Figueres, a Costa Rican citizen recognized as the architect of the historic 2015 Paris Climate Accord, will deliver the School for Environment and Sustainability’s 2019 Wege Lecture on Sustainability.
November 10, 2014
Student researchers from U-M have compiled the first comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in Detroit.