Planet Blue

  1. January 29, 2015

    University launches upgraded Planet Blue Ambassador program 2.0

    U-M’s Planet Blue Ambassador program launches PBA 2.0, featuring an online tool allowing users to make pledges and track success in a state-of-the-art dashboard.

  2. November 5, 2014

    Campus sustainability goals set for review by working groups

    The university will convene working groups on greenhouse gas, waste reduction and campus culture as part of a review of its Campus Sustainability Goals and to generate new ideas to accelerate progress.

  3. October 15, 2014

    Energy use decreases across many campus buildings

    The university has avoided millions of dollars in energy costs for the seventh consecutive year as the result of ongoing efforts on the Ann Arbor campus. 

  4. October 9, 2014

    Campus labs cut energy, avoid $1.5 million in costs

    Sustainable lab practices in all campus laboratories have resulted in an estimated 10 percent energy reduction and an avoidance of $1.5 million in energy costs for U-M.

  5. October 8, 2014

    Survey: U-M sustainability awareness up, behavior change lags

    A new report shows most U-M faculty, students and staff have boosted their knowledge about how to be more sustainable, but behavior has remained essentially unchanged.

  6. September 29, 2014

    Sustainability Town Hall to focus on efforts to cut campus waste

    A Sustainability Town Hall on Oct. 8 will provide an update on the university’s sustainability goals, with a focus on campus efforts to address waste reduction.

  7. September 8, 2014

    EarthFest 2014: Party for the Planet set for Sept. 17

    The U-M squirrels will share the limelight with a barred owl on Sept. 17 when all things related to sustainability at the university take over the Diag for EarthFest. 

  8. May 27, 2014

    UHR reduces energy, cuts costs to earn Platinum Certificate

    University Human Resources has advanced its Gold Sustainable Workplace Certificate to a Platinum Certificate by removing 73 space heaters.

  9. May 5, 2014

    Faculty and staff help recycle 200 tons of electronic waste

    An estimated 200 tons of electronic waste was diverted from landfills at the recent annual e-waste recycling event co-hosted by the Office of Campus Sustainability.

  10. April 16, 2014

    Sustainable Food Program manager cultivates student initiatives

    In the newly created role of manager of the university’s Sustainable Food Program, Emily Canosa is a “connector.”

    • The Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund recently selected six large-scale, student-initiated sustainability projects for funding support.