sustainability goals

  1. May 24, 2022

    U-M joins Better Climate Challenge in effort to cut emissions

    U-M recently joined the Better Climate Challenge, a program administered by the U.S. Department of Energy in which participating organizations set ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  2. March 24, 2022

    U-M moves toward 100% renewable purchased power

    The university announced steps toward procuring 100% renewable purchased power, plans for geothermal heating and cooling systems, and $10 million for LED lighting in approximately 100 buildings across all three campuses.

  3. February 1, 2021

    U-M progressing toward 2025 sustainability goals

    U-M released its annual fact sheet tracking performance toward its 2025 sustainability goals for the Ann Arbor campus, describing progress in most areas while noting the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. April 2, 2020

    Case studies provide in-depth lessons about sustainability

    With the support of faculty and the $25 million, five-year Third Century Initiative, U-M students are learning about environmental science and sustainability by building thorough, thoughtful case studies.

  5. January 22, 2020

    OCS highlights progress toward 2025 sustainability goals

    U-M detailed progress toward its 2025 sustainability goals in healthy environments and community engagement, and highlighted initiatives ahead for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  6. April 10, 2018

    Report notes sustainability progress, highlights campus efforts

    Efforts by U-M in 2017 have resulted in significant progress toward the university’s 2025 campus sustainability goals, according to the annual Sustainability Progress Report.

  7. February 20, 2017

    2025 campus sustainability goals status

    Goal: Reduce U-M greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent below 2006 levels.Status: Slight reduction; 20 percent decrease needed. Goal: Decrease vehicle carbon output per passenger trip by 30 percent below 2006 levels.Status: On track; reduced vehicle carbon output by 15 percent per passenger trip. Goal: Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 40 percent below 2006 levels.Status: Levels…
  8. February 20, 2017

    U-M’s roots in sustainability highlighted in 2016 Progress Report

    For more than 150 years, sustainability has been infused into the practices and teachings at U-M, as highlighted in the 2016 Sustainability Progress Report. 

  9. November 11, 2016

    Sustainability town hall to highlight campus sustainability projects

    An open house Nov. 17 will review initiatives, projects and programs that are supportive of the university’s 2025 sustainability goals.

  10. 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. Goal: Shrink the amount of waste sent to landfills by 40 percent.Status: Slight reduction; 38.3 percent decrease still needed. Goal: Protect the Huron River through stormwater-control strategies and apply 40…