Planet Blue

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. November 8, 2016

    Abstracts due Thursday for campuswide sustainability conference

    Organizers of the inaugural Michigan Universitywide Sustainability and Environment conference and workshop next February are seeking abstracts by Thursday.

  9. October 5, 2016

    Sustainability efforts progressing across the university

    From education and research to campus operations, U-M is taking great strides to create new opportunities to engage the community in sustainability.  

  10. September 12, 2016

    Fall M Farmers Markets celebrate healthy eating, sustainable living

    Four expanded M Farmers Market events will take place on campus this fall, with fresh fruits, vegetables and other locally sourced food items available from various area farms.