Center for Sustainable Systems

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.