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March 16, 2017

Central Power Plant expansion expected to reduce emissions

A new combustion turbine at the University of Michigan's Central Power Plant is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, lowering emission levels halfway toward the university's 2025 sustainability goal.

February 6, 2017

RecycleMania returns with U-M building, intercollegiate contests

University of Michigan 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.

Building occupants are competing in the areas of highest recycling rate, most-improved recycling rate and largest waste-reduction rate.

November 21, 2016

Report indicates campus sustainability efforts are working

Faculty, staff and students have made progress with waste prevention, promoting sustainable food and participating in activities like the Planet Blue Ambassadors program, based on the latest report of the U-M Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program.

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, University of Michigan students, faculty and staff can more easily help reduce waste by filling a reusable bottle at one of 300 campus water stations.

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.

February 2, 2016

RecycleMania waste-reduction contest returning to campus

Trash will become treasure for employees working in various campus buildings as they once again battle to lead the university in recycling and waste reduction in the 10th annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings Competition, Feb. 7-April 2.


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