August 14, 2020

President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality

  1. August 11, 2020

    Research teams explore campus culture, external partnerships

    Two research teams involved with the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality are focused on collaborative approaches involving campus culture and communication, and external collaboration.

  2. July 17, 2020

    Gift offers faculty funding for efforts to slash emissions

    A $5 million gift has established the Graham Sustainability Institute’s new Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program, a program to support faculty research that will reduce carbon emissions.

  3. July 7, 2020

    Buildings analysis group examines emissions reductions potential

    A President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality team is examining opportunities to enable new and existing U-M buildings to demand less energy, while decreasing emissions and reducing operating costs.

  4. June 4, 2020

    Carbon commission releases second interim progress report

    The U-M President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality has released its second interim report, building on extensive analyses by various affiliate teams and external firms across myriad topics.

  5. May 12, 2020

    Research group looks to encourage energy conservation

    Buildings accounted for 98.5 percent of total Ann Arbor campus energy use during fiscal year 2019, and one U-M research team has been exploring ways to better enable energy efficiency projects in existing buildings.

  6. April 21, 2020

    Travel analysis team examines emissions in a new normal

    As university travel remains stalled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an internal analysis team is viewing this new normal as another opportunity to reduce U-M’s greenhouse gas emissions.

  7. March 30, 2020

    Commuting analysis team exploring options beyond driving

    In support of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, an analysis team of students and faculty is examining commuting trends at U-M, with the goal of reducing vehicle miles traveled.

  8. February 25, 2020

    Group analyzing U-M food’s role in greenhouse gas reduction

    As part of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, a team of students and faculty is evaluating U-M’s food system with an eye toward quantifying and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  9. February 20, 2020

    Regents pause new direct fossil fuel investments; to review policies

    The Board of Regents has announced it will pause new direct fossil fuel investments while considering adjustments to the university’s policies on how it invests endowment funds.

  10. December 2, 2019

    Carbon panel exploring methane leakage, indirect emissions

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality is pushing ahead with efforts on methane leakage, indirect carbon emissions and other initiatives in its ongoing effort to guide U-M toward carbon neutrality.