Sustainability efforts by the University of Michigan in 2017 have resulted in significant progress toward the university's 2025 campus sustainability goals, including achieving its goal to reduce chemical applications, which protects the Huron River, while moving the university closer in areas slower to make progress.
The University of Michigan diverted more than 6,600 tons of campus waste from the landfill last year through new and existing composting, recycling and waste-management efforts, resulting in a 34 percent diversion rate.
The University of Michigan campus community is being called upon to take a closer look at its trash in the 12th annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings competition.
The Office of the Provost has appointed an advisory committee in the search for a new director for the University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute.
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business' Kresge renovation and Jeff T. Blau Hall project has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
LED light bulbs are getting cheaper and more energy efficient every year. So, does it make sense to replace less-efficient bulbs with the latest light-emitting diodes now, or should people wait for future improvements and even lower costs?
The organizing committee for the second annual Michigan Universitywide Sustainability and Environment Conference is accepting abstracts until Nov. 9.
The School for Environment and Sustainability will celebrate its launch in conjunction with the Bicentennial Fall Festival and Homecoming.
Farm-fresh vegetables are one of the delicious high points of summer. As fall rolls around, Michigan Dining and Central Student Government will help extend their availability through on-campus M Farmers Markets.
The University of Michigan's Central Campus Diag will be immersed in sustainability to celebrate the planet once again at EarthFest.
In an effort to tackle environmental challenges and create a sustainable world, the School for Environment and Sustainability and Tsinghua University's School of Environment have established a new program to cultivate talents for global sustainability and facilitate academic cooperation between the United States and China.
Michigan Athletics will strive for zero-waste game days at Michigan Stadium, helping to move the University of Michigan closer to reaching its campus sustainability goals.
The University of Michigan campus now has two outdoor solar-powered charging stations. (Photo by Ken Keeler, Office of Campus Sustainability)
Students, faculty and staff can continue to reduce the amount of waste generated on the University of Michigan campus by making their next event zero waste.
Jonathan T. Overpeck, one of the nation's leading experts on climate change, has been appointed the inaugural dean of the University of Michigan's new School for Environment and Sustainability. The position carries the title Samuel A. Graham Dean.
A joint effort involving eight departments on the Ann Arbor campus has earned the University of Michigan the state's first Division 1 campuswide certification for reducing the use of pesticides and fertilizer.
A new $3 million gift from the Dow Chemical Co. Foundation to the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan will enable fellows to continue implementing sustainable solutions for food systems, cities, infrastructure, mobility, consumption and energy systems from Michigan to Sub-Saharan Africa.
The University of Michigan has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the federal government to form a research institute focused on sustainable management of the Great Lakes.
The Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded nearly $500,000 to support four sustainability-related research projects in the U.S. and abroad.