Sustainability

  1. May 24, 2022

    U-M joins Better Climate Challenge in effort to cut emissions

    U-M recently joined the Better Climate Challenge, a program administered by the U.S. Department of Energy in which participating organizations set ambitious goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  2. May 10, 2022

    University wins zero-waste award in national competition

    U-M placed first in the large-campus division for zero waste in the nationwide 2022 Campus Race to Zero Waste. Ann Arbor campus facilities also competed in a local version of the contest.

  3. May 9, 2022

    Anesthesiology initiative seeks to reduce climate change impact

    Michigan Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology has launched a new initiative to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and minimize its impact on climate change

  4. April 29, 2022

    North Campus, Flint buildings earn sustainability ratings

    Three U-M buildings — two on North Campus and one at UM-Flint — recently earned LEED certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of sustainability efforts.

  5. April 25, 2022

    Sustainably made honors cords adorn 281 grads this school year

    In support of ongoing sustainability efforts across U-M, the Excellence in Sustainability Honors Cord Program this year is offering special graduation cords for those who have excelled in areas of sustainability.

  6. April 18, 2022

    Chemistry lab’s focus on plastics inspires Earth Day cleanup

    The McNeil lab’s twice-a-year Huron River Watershed cleanups, which pick up trash from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti metroparks, is an extension of the lab’s focus on chemical recycling and upcycling of plastics.

  7. April 18, 2022

    Climate change and Michigan: Challenges and opportunities

    U-M climate scientist Jonathan Overpeck, the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability, discusses climate change challenges and opportunities for Michigan.

  8. April 4, 2022

    Gardens in Detroit provide significant benefits to residents

    While currently only 1% of the vacant land in Detroit’s Lower Eastside, community and private gardens play an important role in reducing neighborhood blight and have other potential future benefits.

  9. March 24, 2022

    U-M moves toward 100% renewable purchased power

    The university announced steps toward procuring 100% renewable purchased power, plans for geothermal heating and cooling systems, and $10 million for LED lighting in approximately 100 buildings across all three campuses.

  10. March 22, 2022

    Helping K-12 teachers empower students to work on sustainability

    The Dow Innovation Teacher Fellowship, a program created for K-12 teachers interested in teaching sustainability issues, is the first program of the Andrew N. Liveris Institute.