Planet Blue

  1. September 9, 2016

    Campus prepares to party for the planet at EarthFest on Sept. 21

    The campus community will continue its annual tradition of partying for the planet at EarthFest, Sept. 21 on the Central Campus Diag. It will highlight U-M’s sustainability goals.

  2. July 25, 2016

    U-M wins national award for campus sustainability excellence

    U-M is one of eight institutions to be recognized for advancing sustainability excellence with the Sustainability Award in Facilities Management by APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities. 

  3. May 13, 2016

    Additional water refill stations coming to campus this summer

    With 15 more water bottle refill stations and four more “gooseneck” attachments to be installed by the end of June, U-M students, faculty and staff can help reduce waste by filling a reusable bottle.

  4. April 11, 2016

    U-M co-sponsoring annual e-waste recycling event May 5-7

    Members of the university community are invited to properly dispose of their broken or unwanted personal electronics at the annual e-waste recycling event May 5-7.

  5. March 30, 2016

    Sustainability progress

    Progress toward the 2025 campus sustainability goals: Goal: Decrease vehicle carbon output per passenger trip by 30 percent.Status: On track. Reduced vehicle carbon output by 18 percent per passenger trip. Goal: Shrink the amount of waste sent to landfills by 40 percent.Status: Slight reduction; 38.3 percent decrease still needed. Goal: Protect the Huron River through stormwater-control strategies and apply 40…
  6. March 30, 2016

    Report highlights sustainability achievements, provides goal updates

    The University of Michigan’s efforts to foster a healthier planet under the Planet Blue initiative are highlighted in the 2015 Sustainability Progress Report.

  7. February 2, 2016

    RecycleMania waste-reduction contest returning to campus

    Employees working in various campus buildings again will compete in the 10th annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings Competition, Feb. 7-April 2.

  8. November 4, 2015

    Munger is first university residence hall to be LEED Gold certified

    U-M’s newest residence hall, the Munger Graduate Residences, is the first on campus to receive LEED Gold Certification for its green-building strategies and practices.

  9. October 29, 2015

    Sustainability Town Hall to review push toward campus goals

    The university will host a town hall Nov. 5 to review initiatives, projects and programs that are supportive of U-M’s sustainability goals.

  10. October 23, 2015

    University invests in major campus sustainability efforts

    U-M’s Ann Arbor campus is about to get a whole lot “greener” following significant investments toward more sustainable campus operations.