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February 16, 2019

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February 4, 2019

University launches Commission on Carbon Neutrality

The University of Michigan has taken an important step toward its goal of carbon neutrality with the selection of the core team that will recommend how to get there, as well as develop scalable and transferable strategies that can be used by other institutions and larger communities to achieve the same goal.

January 25, 2019

Annual waste reduction competitions returning to campus

The University of Michigan community is being challenged to think outside the trash bin to reduce the amount of waste generated on Ann Arbor’s campus during the annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings Competition.

October 10, 2018

ArborBike bike-share program to return to campus

Faculty and staff will soon have another option for getting around campus and Ann Arbor following an announcement late last week that a local bike sharing program is returning.

September 24, 2018

University maintains gold rating for sustainability performance

University of Michigan’s sustainability performance continues to earn a gold rating by the international Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

U-M is one of 124 institutions earning a gold STARS rating this year, and among more than 900 colleges and universities around the globe using the STARS reporting tool.

June 19, 2018

M Farmers Markets offer farm-to-table shopping on campus

With more than 12 locations across campus in 2018, M Farmers Markets are making it easy to access fresh produce straight from local farms.

On most weekdays through the fall, fruits, vegetables, flowers, patio pots and other farm products are available at an affordable price at locations on or near campus.

April 10, 2018

Report notes sustainability progress, highlights campus efforts

Sustainability efforts by the University of Michigan in 2017 have resulted in significant progress toward the university's 2025 campus sustainability goals, including achieving its goal to reduce chemical applications, which protects the Huron River, while moving the university closer in areas slower to make progress.

March 22, 2018

U-M expands composting effort; diverts 6,600 tons in 2017

The University of Michigan diverted more than 6,600 tons of campus waste from the landfill last year through new and existing composting, recycling and waste-management efforts, resulting in a 34 percent diversion rate.

June 13, 2017

M Farmers Markets bringing fresh produce to campus

Finding affordable, farm fresh vegetables and fruits on campus just got easier thanks to the M Farmers Markets, currently available at six Ann Arbor campus locations, with more being added each month through the fall.

March 16, 2017

Central Power Plant expansion expected to reduce emissions

A new combustion turbine at the University of Michigan's Central Power Plant is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, lowering emission levels halfway toward the university's 2025 sustainability goal.

February 6, 2017

RecycleMania returns with U-M building, intercollegiate contests

University of Michigan faculty, staff and students are being called upon to be the "leaders and best" in recycling and waste reduction in the annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings Competition.

Building occupants are competing in the areas of highest recycling rate, most-improved recycling rate and largest waste-reduction rate.

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