Planet Blue

  1. May 16, 2024

    University proceeds with plan for campus solar power projects

    U-M is moving ahead with plans to construct on-campus solar power installations with a capacity of 25 megawatts across all three campuses, hiring Houston-based Radial Power to design and build them.

  2. March 25, 2024

    Earth Month puts focus on U-M sustainability efforts

    U-M is marking late March and all of April with a series of events focused on sustainability and climate action, continuing a tradition that began with the first “Teach-In on the Environment” in 1970.

  3. March 7, 2024

    Michigan Medicine reducing anesthesia-related emissions

    Michigan Medicine has reduced greenhouse gas emissions associated with inhaled anesthesia by 88% over the past year, in support of universitywide carbon neutrality.

  4. March 22, 2023

    U-M launches effort to support student climate education

    Students, staff and faculty representing an array of U-M units and disciplines collaborated recently at a Provost’s Seminar on Teaching to advance climate education for all students on the Ann Arbor campus.

  5. March 10, 2023

    U-M earns Gold rating for climate, sustainability work

    The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recently awarded U-M a Gold rating in recognition of universitywide climate action and sustainability work.

  6. March 7, 2023

    Panel offers multidisciplinary perspectives on climate crisis

    Janet Napolitano, former University of California president, U.S. secretary of homeland security and Arizona governor, joined U-M sustainability experts for a panel discussion on climate action.

  7. February 22, 2023

    U-M seeking 25 megawatts of on-campus solar power

    The university is planning to build on-campus solar installations with a capacity of 25 megawatts across the Dearborn, Flint and Ann Arbor campuses, including Michigan Medicine and Athletics.

  8. September 15, 2022

    Earthfest returns to Diag to support sustainability at U-M

    Earthfest, an annual fall event celebrating sustainability initiatives across U-M, returns to the Diag on Sept. 22, featuring student organizations, university units and local nonprofits.

  9. July 29, 2022

    Student groups spur progress toward U‑M sustainability

    As U-M continues to work toward carbon neutrality, annual reports from three student-led organizations collectively detail a broad effort toward a universitywide culture of sustainability.

  10. March 24, 2022

    U-M moves toward 100% renewable purchased power

    The university announced steps toward procuring 100% renewable purchased power, plans for geothermal heating and cooling systems, and $10 million for LED lighting in approximately 100 buildings across all three campuses.