Sustainability

  1. January 23, 2023

    Exhibit features harvested trash in store of single-use plastic

    The Plastic Bag Store, a public art installation and immersive film experience at U-M through Feb. 5, highlights the enduring effects of single-use plastics by filling an entire grocery with items made out of plastic trash.

  2. January 19, 2023

    Study looks at benefits of reusable take-out food containers

    In the effort to reduce plastic waste in the restaurant industry, U-M researchers compared the lifetime environmental impacts of single-use and reusable food containers.

  3. January 12, 2023

    VP Harris comes to U-M urging involvement in climate fight

    Vice President Kamala Harris encouraged a U-M crowd packed with students dedicated to climate and environmental justice to “help people get excited about all the opportunities that will open up in the midst of crisis.”

  4. January 10, 2023

    Refugee-focused community garden celebrates its first year

    An area of U-M’s Campus Farm has been dubbed “The Freedom Garden” — a space where refugee clients can grow their own food through community gardening.    

  5. December 8, 2022

    U-M reports progress on endowment-related carbon reductions

    Recent investments in renewable energy and fuel will prompt considerable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions associated with the U-M’s endowment.

  6. December 8, 2022

    Hydrogen initiative to focus on clean, just energy transitions

    With growing interest around hydrogen’s potential economic and environmental benefits, U-M has launched a new initiative to support and catalyze multidisciplinary research.

  7. December 7, 2022

    Environmental justice expert is U-M’s first U.S. Science Envoy

    U-M environmental justice expert Kyle Whyte is one of seven distinguished scientists in the country named U.S. Science Envoys by the U.S. Department of State.

  8. December 1, 2022

    Equity in energy technology transition is new institute’s goal

    As the world faces a global energy crisis and a changing climate, U-M is launching a new Institute for Energy Solutions that aims to accelerate an equitable transition to a more sustainable energy future.

  9. November 30, 2022

    U-M team recycles previously unrecyclable plastic

    PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is one of the most produced plastics in the United States and the third highest by volume in the world. U-M researchers have discovered a way to chemically recycle PVC into usable material.

  10. November 16, 2022

    Survey looks at faculty, staff, student sustainability behaviors

    The most recent survey from the Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program says students, faculty and staff at the Ann Arbor campus are doing more to alter their behaviors in environmentally positive ways.