September 23, 2021
Scenes from a rainy Earthfest
Rain or shine, U-M’s Earthfest goes on. The annual celebration of all things sustainability at the university drew visitors to the Diag Sept. 23, despite the wet and chilly weather.
September 9, 2021
On the Agenda: Global climate change and U-M’s path forward
President Mark Schlissel outlines U-M’s approach to help limit the severity of climate change, while advancing innovative solutions on campus, in the community and across the planet.
July 16, 2021
Central Power Plant expansion cleaning, testing begins July 19
Central Power Plant personnel and contractors will begin cleaning and testing new equipment starting July 19. The process is expected to last up to two weeks, and may generate temporary noise and visible steam at the ground level.
May 26, 2021
U-M launches Planet Blue Global Impact websites
A new series of websites, collectively known as Planet Blue Global Impact, highlight the university’s research, engagement and leadership across an array of sustainability topics.
May 20, 2021
U-M commits to carbon neutrality universitywide
President Mark Schlissel has announced U-M will achieve carbon neutrality across all emissions scopes, outlining a series of commitments that place sustainability at the center of the university’s mission.
May 10, 2021
Kinesiology Building renovation, addition certified LEED Gold
The School of Kinesiology Building renovation and addition has earned LEED Gold building certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of sustainability-related efforts.
May 4, 2021
University sourcing electricity from new wind parks
Approximately half of the purchased electricity for U-M’s Ann Arbor campus will soon come from Michigan-sourced renewable resources, largely due to the launch of three new wind-energy parks.
April 12, 2021
Solar-powered tables provide sustainable outdoor charging
Two new solar-powered charging tables on the Central and North campuses offer U-M students and other members of the campus community a place to power electronic devices outdoors.
March 25, 2021
U-M shifts strategy for natural resources investments
The university’s investment strategy will focus more on renewable energy, stop investing in certain fossil fuel-based funds and halt direct investments in publicly traded companies that are the largest greenhouse gas contributors.
March 25, 2021
Schlissel highlights final carbon neutrality commission report
On the heels of the release of the President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality’s final report, President Mark Schlissel expects to announce soon the university’s next steps toward achieving net-zero emissions.