Sustainability

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. January 21, 2014

    Great Lakes evaporation study seeks to dispel misconceptions

    While the recent Arctic blast will likely contribute to higher Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows the processes at work are not as simple and straightforward as one might think.

  9. December 3, 2013

    Progress toward sustainability goals

    The 2025 goals and the result of reduction efforts to date.

  10. December 3, 2013

    University sees sustainability gains, but some challenges remain

    Two years, 10 hybrid buses and more than 1,300 Planet Blue Ambassadors later, U-M is making strides toward its commitment to create a more sustainable campus through its operations, although challenges remain in some areas.