Planet Blue

  1. September 24, 2018

    University maintains gold rating for sustainability performance

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

  2. 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. The markets are on various days through the fall.

  3. May 1, 2018

    Campus recycles 1.2 million pounds during annual competitions

    More than 1.2 million pounds of recyclables were collected at U-M during two annual eight-week waste reduction competitions, RecycleMania and Battle of the Buildings.

  4. April 24, 2018

    U-M buildings recognized in statewide energy reduction contest

    The School of Public Health II building and the Angell Complex led the education category in the Michigan Battle of the Buildings, which recognizes buildings with the greatest energy reduction across the state.

  5. April 10, 2018

    Report notes sustainability progress, highlights campus efforts

    Efforts by U-M in 2017 have resulted in significant progress toward the university’s 2025 campus sustainability goals, according to the annual Sustainability Progress Report.

  6. March 22, 2018

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

    The university diverted more than 6,600 tons of campus waste from landfills last year through new and existing composting, recycling and waste-management efforts.

  7. February 5, 2018

    RecycleMania returns with campuswide, national contests

    The U-M community will try to trim its trash in the eight-week Battle of the Buildings competition, as well as a RecycleMania waste-reduction contest with colleges and universities nationwide.

  8. September 18, 2017

    Campus prepares to celebrate the planet at EarthFest

    The Central Campus Diag will be immersed in sustainability to celebrate the planet once again at EarthFest on Sept. 21. This year’s theme is “Sustain the Planet, Sustain Yourself.”

  9. September 7, 2017

    Michigan home football games aim to be zero-waste events

    Michigan Athletics will strive for zero-waste game days at Michigan Stadium, helping to move the university closer to reaching its campus sustainability goals.

  10. August 1, 2017

    New compost program designed to help reduce event waste

    Students, faculty and staff are urged to help reduce waste generated at U-M events by following the Zero Waste Program to divert landfill waste through recycling and composting.