Planet Blue

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. April 13, 2014

    U-M finishes fifth among Big Ten schools in RecycleMania

    U-M finished the 2014 RecycleMania competition with a nearly 30 percent recycling rate, placing fifth in the Big Ten and 120th among the 256 participating schools.

  5. April 8, 2014

    Public invited to dispose of e-waste at annual event

    The university and Ann Arbor Public Schools are co-sponsoring their annual e-waste disposal event April 24-26. It is open to the public, local businesses and non-profits.

  6. February 24, 2014

    Planet Blue report highlights U-M sustainability achievements

    The 2013 Sustainability Progress Report shows U-M continues to show immense growth and engagement in sustainability education, research and operations.

  7. January 22, 2014

    Forty U-M students start new year as Dow Sustainability Fellows

    Forty sustainability-minded master’s and professional-degree students from eight U-M schools and colleges recently started the 2014 Dow Sustainability Fellows program.

  8. December 3, 2013

    Progress toward sustainability goals

    The 2025 goals and the result of reduction efforts to date.

  9. December 3, 2013

    University sees sustainability gains, but some challenges remain

    Two years, 10 hybrid buses and more than 1,300 Planet Blue Ambassadors later, U-M is making strides toward its commitment to create a more sustainable campus through its operations, although challenges remain in some areas.

  10. November 7, 2013

    Sustainability Town Hall explores climate change adaptation

    More than 120 students, faculty and staff attended Wednesday’s Sustainability Town Hall to learn about climate change adaptation practices and how the university’s efforts address climate change.