Sustainability

  1. April 13, 2014

    U-M finishes fifth among Big Ten schools in RecycleMania

    U-M finished the 2014 RecycleMania competition with a nearly 30 percent recycling rate, placing fifth in the Big Ten and 120th among the 256 participating schools.

  2. April 11, 2014

    Michigan Sea Grant awarded $5M to continue Great Lakes work

    The Michigan Sea Grant College Program has been awarded a four-year, $5 million grant to support Great Lakes research, education and public outreach efforts.

  3. April 8, 2014

    Public invited to dispose of e-waste at annual event

    The university and Ann Arbor Public Schools are co-sponsoring their annual e-waste disposal event April 24-26. It is open to the public, local businesses and non-profits.

  4. April 2, 2014

    U-M’s Ann Arbor campus recognized as Tree Campus USA

    The Ann Arbor campus has been recognized as a 2013 Tree Campus USA, the sixth consecutive year it has been so honored.

  5. March 27, 2014

    Sustainable Food Program report highlights student leadership

    The U-M Sustainable Food Program’s 2013 annual report highlights involvement in academics and hands-on learning opportunities.

  6. March 19, 2014

    Survey finds surprising attitudes toward energy costs, environmental impact

    Consumers, on average, believe home energy bills would have to nearly double before forcing them to make lifestyle changes to save on costs, according to a new U-M survey. 

  7. March 10, 2014

    Key initiatives: Sustainability

    Building on the strong foundation laid by predecessors, President Mary Sue Coleman strengthened the university’s commitment to sustainability by broadening U-M’s approach to include education, research and operations under an initiative known as Planet Blue.

  8. February 26, 2014

    Study concludes new pollution targets needed to protect Lake Erie

    Reducing the size of the Lake Erie “dead zone” to acceptable levels will require cutting nutrient pollution nearly in half in coming decades, a new study concludes.

  9. February 24, 2014

    Planet Blue report highlights U-M sustainability achievements

    The 2013 Sustainability Progress Report shows U-M continues to show immense growth and engagement in sustainability education, research and operations.

  10. January 22, 2014

    Forty U-M students start new year as Dow Sustainability Fellows

    Forty sustainability-minded master’s and professional-degree students from eight U-M schools and colleges recently started the 2014 Dow Sustainability Fellows program.