May 16, 2021

Sustainability

  1. May 10, 2021

    Kinesiology Building renovation, addition certified LEED Gold

    The School of Kinesiology Building renovation and addition has earned LEED Gold building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of sustainability-related efforts.

  2. May 4, 2021

    University sourcing electricity from new wind parks

    Approximately half of the purchased electricity for U-M’s Ann Arbor campus will soon come from Michigan-sourced renewable resources, largely due to the launch of three new wind-energy parks.

  3. April 12, 2021

    Solar-powered tables provide sustainable outdoor charging

    Two new solar-powered charging tables on the Central and North campuses offer U-M students and other members of the campus community a place to power electronic devices outdoors.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.”