The University of Michigan's sustainability performance has moved up to a gold rating by the international Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. The new rating is an improvement from the university's previous silver rating in 2012.
Michigan Dining is the first department on the Ann Arbor campus to have all of its facilities achieve the university's Platinum-level certification for sustainability.
Every week into the fall, the M Farmers Markets will provide a wide variety of locally grown vegetables, fruits and other farm products on the Ann Arbor campus.
University of Michigan faculty and staff, along with the Ann Arbor-area community, collected an estimated 440,000 pounds of electronic waste to be recycled at the annual e-waste event last month.
The university has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability in the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to start spring cleaning by safely disposing of their broken or unwanted personal electronics at the annual e-waste recycling event April 23-25.
The University of Michigan is showing a positive impact on sustainability both locally and globally as highlighted in the university's online sustainability report released this week.
Continued sustainable land management efforts by grounds crews across the university have resulted in a 54 percent reduction in the use of traditional chemicals on campus property in 2014.
Global transformations begin with local actions. That's the operating principle behind U-M's Planet Blue Ambassador program.
Since its launch in January 2013, more than 2,000 U-M staff, students and faculty have become certified ambassadors, completing more than 20,000 environmental actions.
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.
The University of Michigan has avoided millions of dollars in energy costs for the seventh consecutive year as the result of ongoing efforts by the Planet Blue Operations Team and Plant Engineering on the Ann Arbor campus.
Sustainable lab practices in all campus laboratories have resulted in an estimated 10 percent energy reduction and avoidance of $1.5 million in energy costs for the university.
Findings from a new U-M Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program report show most faculty, students and staff have boosted their knowledge about how to be more sustainable — particularly in the areas of foods and waste prevention — but behavior in these areas has remained essentially unchanged.
The Office of Campus Sustainability will host a town hall Oct. 8 to share an update on the university's sustainability goals, with a focus on campus efforts to address waste reduction.
The U-M squirrels will have to 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.
University Human Resources is helping reduce waste, save energy and cut utility costs on campus through simple equipment upgrades and behavior adjustments as part of the university’s Sustainable Workplace program.
University faculty and staff, along with the local community, helped divert an estimated 200 tons of electronic waste from landfills at the annual e-waste recycling event recently.
In the newly created role of manager of the university's Sustainable Food Program, Emily Canosa is a "connector," bringing students together with resources and opportunities about sustainable food.
U-M finished the 2014 intercollegiate RecycleMania competition with a nearly 30 percent recycling rate, placing fifth in the Big Ten and 120th among the 256 schools participating in the eight-week recycling contest.
Safely dispose of old, broken or unwanted electronics at the free e-waste recycling event sponsored by the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Public Schools April 24-26.