Sustainability

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. March 7, 2022

    Study compares greenhouse gas reductions for light-duty vehicles

    What does pickup truck electrification mean for the decarbonization of the transportation industry? U-M and Ford Motor Co. researchers addressed this question in a new study.

  4. February 23, 2022

    Wege speaker: Everyone has a role in saving the planet

    For the environmental movement to be effective, it must be something that everyone participates in, marine biologist and climate policy expert Ayana Elizabeth Johnson says.

  5. February 16, 2022

    Catalyst grants support key steps toward sustainability, justice

    Five new catalyst grants from the Graham Sustainability Institute will fund projects designed to advance potential infrastructure solutions across energy, transportation and the built environment.

  6. January 27, 2022

    University waste-reduction competition runs February-March

    Campus Race to Zero Waste returns this year to challenge the U-M community to reduce waste through conscious consumption, recycling and composting.

  7. January 24, 2022

    Michigan Dining chef building statewide sustainable food network

    Frank Turchan, executive chef at University of Michigan Dining, travels the state looking for quality Michigan food products to be part of the campuswide Sustainable Food Systems Initiative.

  8. January 14, 2022

    Sustainability goals advance alongside carbon neutrality efforts

    U-M has made progress toward its 2025 sustainability goals for the Ann Arbor campus in many areas, while the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on campus operations continues.

  9. January 12, 2022

    U-M unveils universitywide energy conservation projects

    Following its commitment last year to achieve universitywide carbon neutrality, U-M is unveiling an initial $5 million investment in energy conservation measures that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  10. December 17, 2021

    Graham Institute names next round of Dow Sustainability Fellows

    The 2022 Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, administered by the Graham Sustainability Institute, will award more than $800,000 to support more than 40 U-M graduate students.