March 14, 2023
Wege lecturer Mary Robinson ties climate crisis to injustice
Addressing the world’s climate crisis requires a people-centered approach that elevates positive climate work and connects climate change with injustice, Mary Robinson said during the Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability.
January 12, 2023
VP Harris comes to U-M urging involvement in climate fight
Vice President Kamala Harris encouraged a U-M crowd packed with students dedicated to climate and environmental justice to “help people get excited about all the opportunities that will open up in the midst of crisis.”
September 23, 2022
U-M publishes climate action report for 2022 fiscal year
U-M has detailed its plans for renewable purchased electricity, widespread geo-exchange heating and cooling systems in the inaugural Climate Action at the University of Michigan report.
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.
February 3, 2022
University is a co-founder of Midwest Climate Collaborative
U-M has joined more than 25 universities, nonprofit organizations, corporations and local governments in founding the Midwest Climate Collaborative, which aims to develop a cohesive Midwest response to the climate crisis.
November 8, 2021
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May 4, 2021
University sourcing electricity from new wind parks
Approximately half of the purchased electricity for U-M’s Ann Arbor campus will soon come from Michigan-sourced renewable resources, largely due to the launch of three new wind-energy parks.
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.
October 1, 2020
U-M joins universities, nonprofits, governments at Midwest Climate Summit
U-M is partnering with approximately 20 other higher education institutions, nonprofits and local governments to kick off the Midwest Climate Summit, a virtual series of keynotes, panels and workshops throughout the fall.
January 13, 2020
Public Health alumna to deliver health sciences lecture
Jalonne L. White-Newsome will deliver the 30th annual Health Sciences 2020 MLK Lecture focusing on the intersection of climate change, health and racial equity.