Jonathan T. Overpeck, one of the nation's leading experts on climate change, has been appointed the inaugural dean of the University of Michigan's new School for Environment and Sustainability. The position carries the title Samuel A. Graham Dean.
A joint effort involving eight departments on the Ann Arbor campus has earned the University of Michigan the state's first Division 1 campuswide certification for reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizer.
A new $3 million gift from the Dow Chemical Co. Foundation to the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan will enable fellows to continue implementing sustainable solutions for food systems, cities, infrastructure, mobility, consumption and energy systems from Michigan to Sub-Saharan Africa.
The University of Michigan has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the federal government to form a research institute focused on sustainable management of the Great Lakes.
The Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded nearly $500,000 to support four sustainability-related research projects in the U.S. and abroad.
Two buildings on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus beat out competing buildings across the state to earn recognition as the biggest losers in energy consumption in 2016.
The University of Michigan campus community collected more than 1.3 million pounds of recyclables during the annual eight-week RecycleMania competition.
While a number of University of Michigan schools, colleges and Student Life units develop and shape their individual diversity, equity and inclusion plans around the expressed needs of their constituents, several other units face unique challenges because of the structure of their work.
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.
The School of Information is the first school on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus to have all of its spaces achieve Platinum-level certification for sustainability.
For more than 150 years, sustainability has been infused into the practices and teachings at the University of Michigan as highlighted in the 2016 Sustainability Progress Report.
Goal: Reduce U-M greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent below 2006 levels.
Status: Slight reduction; 20 percent decrease needed.
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.
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.
The new School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan will focus on global sustainability challenges at the intersection of environment and society.
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.
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan are invited to an open house Nov. 17 that will review initiatives, projects and programs that are supportive of the university's 2025 sustainability goals.
The committee organizing the inaugural Michigan Universitywide Sustainability and Environment conference and workshop next February is seeking abstracts by Thursday.
The William K. and Delores S. Brehm Pavilion at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance has received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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.