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December 18, 2018

Sustainability

December 11, 2018

Nine U-M students, faculty member attending U.N. climate summit

Nine University of Michigan students and a faculty member are attending this month’s COP 24 summit in Katowice, Poland, where envoys from nearly 200 countries have gathered to discuss and coordinate the fight against climate change.

October 10, 2018

ArborBike bike-share program to return to campus

Faculty and staff will soon have another option for getting around campus and Ann Arbor following an announcement late last week that a local bike sharing program is returning.

October 4, 2018

Schlissel says U-M is pursuing a path to carbon neutrality

The University of Michigan will further its commitment to sustainability by pursuing a path toward carbon neutrality for the university and helping others in the region, state and nation reach the same goal, President Mark Schlissel said Thursday.

September 24, 2018

University maintains gold rating for sustainability performance

University of Michigan’s sustainability performance continues to earn a gold rating by the international Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.

U-M is one of 124 institutions earning a gold STARS rating this year, and among more than 900 colleges and universities around the globe using the STARS reporting tool.

September 17, 2018

Campus sustainability efforts to take center stage at EarthFest

The University of Michigan campus community is gearing up for its annual EarthFest sustainability celebration, set for Thursday on the Diag.

This year’s event features free local food, chef demonstrations and giveaways from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It also will showcase environmental and energy initiatives throughout the university.

August 28, 2018

Anna Stefanopoulou to serve as director of Energy Institute

Anna Stefanopoulou, a mechanical engineer with an expertise in modeling, control and optimization of internal combustion engines, batteries and fuel cells, will become director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute.

Her five-year appointment begins Sept. 1.

August 7, 2018

Environmental policy expert to lead Graham Sustainability Institute

Jennifer Haverkamp, an internationally recognized expert on climate change, international trade and global environmental policy and negotiations, will become director of the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute, effective Oct. 1.

July 9, 2018

ChEM Reuse Program grows, offers items free to U-M units

Faculty and staff working in laboratories across the Ann Arbor campus are keeping the University of Michigan sustainable by reducing waste sent to the landfill through the Chemical, Equipment and Materials Reuse program.

May 1, 2018

Arun Agrawal elected to National Academy of Sciences

University of Michigan sustainable development researcher Arun Agrawal has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.

April 10, 2018

Report notes sustainability progress, highlights campus efforts

Sustainability efforts by the University of Michigan in 2017 have resulted in significant progress toward the university's 2025 campus sustainability goals, including achieving its goal to reduce chemical applications, which protects the Huron River, while moving the university closer in areas slower to make progress.

March 22, 2018

U-M expands composting effort; diverts 6,600 tons in 2017

The University of Michigan diverted more than 6,600 tons of campus waste from the landfill last year through new and existing composting, recycling and waste-management efforts, resulting in a 34 percent diversion rate.

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