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March 25, 2017

Sustainability

March 16, 2017

Central Power Plant expansion expected to reduce emissions

A new combustion turbine at the University of Michigan's Central Power Plant is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, lowering emission levels halfway toward the university's 2025 sustainability goal.

February 13, 2017

New food systems course opens doors to community

Mike Levine represents one of the original cornerstones of the global food system: farmers.

The University of Michigan alumnus co-owns a Scio Township farm that spans 122 acres and boasts everything from vegetable seeds and a fruit nursery to shitake mushrooms.

February 6, 2017

RecycleMania returns with U-M building, intercollegiate contests

University of Michigan faculty, staff and students are being called upon to be the "leaders and best" in recycling and waste reduction in the annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings Competition.

Building occupants are competing in the areas of highest recycling rate, most-improved recycling rate and largest waste-reduction rate.

November 21, 2016

Report indicates campus sustainability efforts are working

Faculty, staff and students have made progress with waste prevention, promoting sustainable food and participating in activities like the Planet Blue Ambassadors program, based on the latest report of the U-M Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program.

October 11, 2016

Faculty transition team focuses on new school

A faculty team will be responsible for planning the transition to a new school at the University of Michigan that will address global sustainability challenges at the intersection of environment and society.

October 5, 2016

President Schlissel lays out initiatives for U-M to tackle societal problems

Declaring the University of Michigan has "the talent to advance excellence and achieve impact at levels befitting both our legacy and our potential," President Mark Schlissel on Wednesday outlined initiatives that target issues ranging from poverty to academic innovation, and from sustainability to diversity.

September 30, 2016

Advisory committee named for sustainability school dean search

Provost Martha Pollack has appointed an advisory committee to assist with the search for the inaugural dean of a new school at the University of Michigan that will address global sustainability challenges at the intersection of environment and society. The search process is underway.

August 12, 2016

Grant to help connect Matthaei Botanical Gardens with trail system

A hiking and biking trail connecting U-M's Matthaei Botanical Gardens with the regional border-to-border trail and beyond is one step closer, thanks to a Local Area Program grant of nearly $730,000 to Ann Arbor Charter Township from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

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