March 02, 2021

Sustainability

  1. 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.”

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. January 21, 2021

    Carbon commission leaders answer questions about draft report

    The leaders of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality gave an overview of their work and answered questions from the community as they finalize a proposed plan to set U-M on the path to net-zero emissions.

  6. December 17, 2020

    Carbon neutrality commission releases draft recommendations

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, charged with recommending strategies for U-M to achieve net-zero emissions, has released its preliminary draft recommendations for public comment through Jan. 26.

  7. December 11, 2020

    Carbon neutrality commission draft recommendations to be released Dec. 17

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, charged with recommending strategies for U-M to achieve net-zero emissions, expects to release a draft of its recommendations Dec. 17. Comments will be accepted through Jan. 22.

  8. November 23, 2020

    Healthy Holidays virtual event promotes sustainability, wellness

    Members of the university community are invited to Healthy Holidays, a virtual open house focused on sustainability and wellness scheduled for noon-1 p.m. Dec. 1.

  9. October 13, 2020

    Carbon neutrality commission extends timeline for final report

    The President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, charged with recommending a timeline and pathway for U-M to achieve net zero emissions, plans to release draft recommendations by the end of the fall semester. 

  10. October 1, 2020

    U-M joins universities, nonprofits, governments at Midwest Climate Summit

    U-M is partnering with approximately 20 other higher education institutions, nonprofits and local governments to kick off the Midwest Climate Summit, a virtual series of keynotes, panels and workshops throughout the fall.