April 11, 2021

Sustainability

  1. March 25, 2021

    U-M shifts strategy for natural resources investments

    The university’s investment strategy will focus more on renewable energy, stop investing in certain fossil fuel-based funds and halt direct investments in publicly traded companies that are the largest greenhouse gas contributors.

  2. March 25, 2021

    Schlissel highlights final carbon neutrality commission report

    On the heels of the release of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality’s final report, President Mark Schlissel expects to announce soon the university’s next steps toward achieving net-zero emissions.

  3. March 18, 2021

    Carbon neutrality commission submits final report and recommendations

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality has submitted its final report and recommendations for U-M to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across all three campuses.

  4. March 11, 2021

    Wege lecturer urges inclusive, expansive climate change support

    The climate justice movement has helped to shape the agenda of the Biden administration, and it’s a testament to the power of organizing, Naomi Klein said during the 2021 Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability.

  5. March 9, 2021

    LSA Building addition certified as LEED Gold

    The addition to the LSA Building has earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification, in recognition of sustainability achievements.

  6. March 3, 2021

    2021 Wege Lecture to feature conversation with Naomi Klein

    The School for Environment and Sustainability’s 18th Peter M. Wege Lecture on March 10 will feature a virtual conversation with journalist, columnist and author Naomi Klein.

  7. February 18, 2021

    ‘Concrete next steps’ to address fossil fuel investments coming, regents say

    The Board of Regents will share “concrete next steps” next month aimed at investing the university’s endowment funds “in a way that contributes to the essential transition to a low carbon economy.”

  8. February 18, 2021

    Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program awards $1.75M in first round

    The Graham Sustainability Institute’s Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program has chosen seven projects for an initial round of funding, each with dramatic potential to help reduce net carbon emissions.

  9. February 2, 2021

    Study helps quantify CO2 emissions from virtual conferences

    Virtual conferencing that has replaced large, in-person gatherings in the age of COVID-19 represents a drastic reduction in carbon emissions, but those online meetings still have environmental costs, U-M research shows.

  10. 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.