Sustainability

  1. June 11, 2024

    New swap shop aids U-M researchers, sustainability goals

    A new Lab Swap Shop will allow U-M researchers to donate and browse for free, pre-owned laboratory equipment while supporting the university’s waste-reduction goals.

  2. June 4, 2024

    U-M to launch plan for Campus Connector with Industry Day

    The university is revisiting a Campus Connector transportation concept, including a core automated transit system and a bus rapid transit system to move people between the Central, Medical and North campuses in minutes.

  3. June 3, 2024

    U-M lands $6.5M center to study Great Lakes algal blooms

    Great Lakes researchers at U-M have been awarded a $6.5 million, five-year federal grant to host a center for the study of links between climate change, harmful algal blooms and human health.

  4. May 24, 2024

    U-M wins competitions for waste and energy reduction

    The university’s Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses have been recognized for their sustainability impact in two separate contests: the Campus Race to Zero Waste and the Michigan Battle of the Buildings.

  5. May 21, 2024

    Grants address PFAS pollution, wave energy, and road durability

    The Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded three new sustainability catalyst grants to support novel research projects, beginning this summer, that address vexing sustainability challenges.

  6. May 16, 2024

    University proceeds with plan for campus solar power projects

    U-M is moving ahead with plans to construct on-campus solar power installations with a capacity of 25 megawatts across all three campuses, hiring Houston-based Radial Power to design and build them.

  7. May 10, 2024

    Grants awarded to student-centered sustainability projects

    Two Student Life Sustainability programs have awarded more than $120,000 to 27 unique sustainability projects this academic year.

  8. May 8, 2024

    A leap toward carbon neutrality, CO2 to methanol

    U-M researchers have developed a catalyst material known as cobalt phthalocyanine that converts carbon dioxide — a significant driver of climate change — into renewable fuels such as methanol.

  9. May 2, 2024

    More local officials see relevance of electric vehicle planning

    Local officials across Michigan increasingly view electric vehicle infrastructure planning as relevant for their governments, though many cite too few public charging stations and costs associated with adding them as barriers.

  10. April 29, 2024

    Chatas: U-M will be a ‘living lab’ for environmental stewardship

    In the final Michigan Minds podcast highlighting key impact areas of Vision 2034, Geoff Chatas, executive vice president and chief financial officer, discusses climate action, sustainability and environmental justice.