August 13, 2020

Center for Sustainable Systems

  1. April 30, 2020

    Cutting animal-based food intake could fight greenhouse gases

    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.

  2. February 17, 2020

    Tips for extending the lifetime of lithium-ion batteries

    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.

  3. September 9, 2019

    Freight Farm gives U-M fresh produce, sustainability data

    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.

  4. April 15, 2019

    Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

    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.

  5. March 15, 2019

    Wege Lecture speaker calls for ‘stubborn optimism’ on climate change

    International climate leader Christiana Figueres delievered the 2019 Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability, addressing efforts to stem the increase in global temperature.

  6. February 25, 2019

    Climate change leader Christiana Figueres to deliver Wege Lecture

    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.

  7. November 10, 2014

    Students create comprehensive Detroit greenhouse gas inventory

    Student researchers from U-M have compiled the first comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in Detroit.