School for Environment and Sustainability

  1. January 19, 2023

    Study looks at benefits of reusable take-out food containers

    In the effort to reduce plastic waste in the restaurant industry, U-M researchers compared the lifetime environmental impacts of single-use and reusable food containers.

  2. January 16, 2023

    EV transition will benefit many, less so for low-income

    More than 90% of vehicle-owning households in the United States would see a reduction in the percentage of income spent on transportation energy if they switched to electric vehicles, according to a U-M study.

  3. December 8, 2022

    Hydrogen initiative to focus on clean, just energy transitions

    With growing interest around hydrogen’s potential economic and environmental benefits, U-M has launched a new initiative to support and catalyze multidisciplinary research.

  4. December 7, 2022

    Environmental justice expert is U-M’s first U.S. Science Envoy

    U-M environmental justice expert Kyle Whyte is one of seven distinguished scientists in the country named U.S. Science Envoys by the U.S. Department of State.

  5. December 1, 2022

    Equity in energy technology transition is new institute’s goal

    As the world faces a global energy crisis and a changing climate, U-M is launching a new Institute for Energy Solutions that aims to accelerate an equitable transition to a more sustainable energy future.

  6. October 11, 2022

    Tools help Great Lakes region plan for climate-change migrants

    U-M researchers are developing web-based tools, such as interactive maps, that will enable residents, city planners, engineers, researchers and policymakers to envision various in-migration scenarios.

  7. October 3, 2022

    Project to help small harbors, ensure long-term sustainability

    Michigan Sea Grant and the state of Michigan have launched a project to support Michigan small harbors’ efforts to become economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

  8. October 3, 2022

    SEAS creative director creates chalk-art masterpieces

    Dave Brenner, the School for Environment and Sustainability’s creative and web director, and his wife, Shelley, compete in chalk-art competitions around the country and the world.

  9. August 31, 2022

    U-M releases national framework to measure energy equity

    To bolster a just transition to cleaner, more resilient energy systems, U-M’s Energy Equity Project has released the first standardized national framework for comprehensively measuring and advancing energy equity.¬†

  10. May 4, 2022

    Two faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences

    Two U-M professors are among the most recent inductees into the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.