Center for Sustainable Systems

  1. January 19, 2023

    Study looks at benefits of reusable take-out food containers

    In the effort to reduce plastic waste in the restaurant industry, U-M researchers compared the lifetime environmental impacts of single-use and reusable food containers.

  2. December 8, 2022

    Hydrogen initiative to focus on clean, just energy transitions

    With growing interest around hydrogen’s potential economic and environmental benefits, U-M has launched a new initiative to support and catalyze multidisciplinary research.

  3. October 31, 2022

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  4. October 3, 2022

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  5. February 23, 2022

    Wege speaker: Everyone has a role in saving the planet

    For the environmental movement to be effective, it must be something that everyone participates in, marine biologist and climate policy expert Ayana Elizabeth Johnson says.

  6. February 14, 2022

    Marine biologist to deliver U-M’s second ’21-22 Wege Lecture

    Marine biologist and climate policy expert Ayana Elizabeth Johnson will deliver the Wege Lecture on Sustainability virtually Feb. 23.

  7. October 14, 2021

    Climate solutions need to focus on human beings, McCarthy says

    In order to motivate people to address climate change, it should be addressed in “human terms,” National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy said during the Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability.

  8. October 4, 2021

    National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy to deliver Wege Lecture

    Gina McCarthy, the country’s first national climate adviser, will deliver the 19th annual Wege Lecture on Sustainability on Oct. 14. The virtual event at noon is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

  9. March 11, 2021

    Wege lecturer urges inclusive, expansive climate change support

    The climate justice movement has helped to shape the agenda of the Biden administration, and it’s a testament to the power of organizing, Naomi Klein said during the 2021 Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability.

  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.