Sustainability

  1. March 6, 2023

    Ireland’s first woman president to deliver Wege Lecture

    Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, will deliver the Wege Lecture on Sustainability on March 13. Her talk will focus on “Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience and the Fight for a Sustainable Future.” 

  2. March 6, 2023

    Dentistry addition rated LEED Silver for sustainability

    A courtyard addition to the Dental Building and W.K. Kellogg Foundation Institute recently earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of sustainability efforts.

  3. February 22, 2023

    U-M seeking 25 megawatts of on-campus solar power

    The university is planning to build on-campus solar installations with a capacity of 25 megawatts across the Dearborn, Flint and Ann Arbor campuses, including Michigan Medicine and Athletics.

  4. February 20, 2023

    New carbon neutrality research projects receive more than $1M

    The Graham Sustainability Institute’s Carbon Neutrality Acceleration Program has announced $1.16 million in funding for six new faculty research projects, tackling a range of carbon neutrality topics.

  5. February 20, 2023

    Wallenberg Fellow’s drawings illustrate climate change in Mexico

    Meghana Tummala, an undergraduate at the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, is the winner of the 2023 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship.

  6. February 9, 2023

    Ann Arbor campus meets two sustainability goals early

    The university’s Ann Arbor campus achieved two of its 2025 sustainability goals in 2022, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25% and applying 40% less chemicals to campus landscapes.

  7. February 6, 2023

    Photonic fibers to enable invisible, indelible sorting labels

    Less than 15% of the 92 million tons of clothing and other textiles discarded annually are recycled. Woven-in labels made with inexpensive photonic fibers, developed by a team led by U-M, could change that.

  8. January 31, 2023

    U-M eighth among U.S. universities in renewable power use

    As U-M works toward procuring 100% of its purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the university as a top user of green power.

  9. January 23, 2023

    Exhibit features harvested trash in store of single-use plastic

    The Plastic Bag Store, a public art installation and immersive film experience at U-M through Feb. 5, highlights the enduring effects of single-use plastics by filling an entire grocery with items made out of plastic trash.

  10. January 19, 2023

    Study looks at benefits of reusable take-out food containers

    In the effort to reduce plastic waste in the restaurant industry, U-M researchers compared the lifetime environmental impacts of single-use and reusable food containers.