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June 24, 2018

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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.

November 21, 2016

Report indicates campus sustainability efforts are working

Faculty, staff and students have made progress with waste prevention, promoting sustainable food and participating in activities like the Planet Blue Ambassadors program, based on the latest report of the U-M Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program.

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