Planet Blue

  1. 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.

  2. June 13, 2017

    M Farmers Markets bringing fresh produce to campus

    M Farmers Markets offers affordable, farm fresh vegetables and fruits at six Ann Arbor campus locations, with more being added each month through the fall.

  3. June 13, 2017

    U-M first Division 1 campus to receive environmental certification

    A joint effort involving eight Ann Arbor campus departments has earned U-M the state’s first Division 1 campuswide certification for reducing pesticides and fertilizer.

  4. April 24, 2017

    U-M buildings recognized for energy reduction in statewide competition

    Two buildings on the Ann Arbor campus beat out competing buildings across the state to earn recognition as the biggest losers in energy consumption in 2016.

  5. April 19, 2017

    U-M community recycles 1.3 million pounds during competition

    The U-M campus community collected more than 1.3 million pounds of recyclables during the annual eight-week RecycleMania competition.

  6. March 16, 2017

    Central Power Plant expansion expected to reduce emissions

    A new Central Power Plant combustion turbine is expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 100,000 tons per year — halfway toward U-M’s 2025 sustainability goal.

  7. February 6, 2017

    RecycleMania returns with U-M building, intercollegiate contests

    U-M 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.

  8. January 20, 2017

    Campus Farm helps cultivate lessons in sustainable agriculture

    What may be the best-kept secret on campus? The University of Michigan runs a farm where students, faculty and staff grow vegetables and herbs at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. 

  9. November 21, 2016

    Report indicates campus sustainability efforts are working

    Faculty, staff and students have made progress with sustainable activities, based on the latest report of the U-M Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program.

  10. November 11, 2016

    Sustainability town hall to highlight campus sustainability projects

    An open house Nov. 17 will review initiatives, projects and programs that are supportive of the university’s 2025 sustainability goals.