Declaring the University of Michigan has "the talent to advance excellence and achieve impact at levels befitting both our legacy and our potential," President Mark Schlissel on Wednesday outlined initiatives that target issues ranging from poverty to academic innovation, and from sustainability to diversity.
From education and research to campus operations, the University of Michigan is taking great strides to create new opportunities to engage the community in sustainability.
Provost Martha Pollack has appointed an advisory committee to assist with the search for the inaugural dean of a new school at the University of Michigan that will address global sustainability challenges at the intersection of environment and society. The search process is underway.
Converting human urine into a safe fertilizer for agricultural crops is the goal of a new $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The University of Michigan campus community will continue its annual tradition of partying for the planet at EarthFest, Sept. 21 on the Central Campus Diag.
A hiking and biking trail connecting U-M's Matthaei Botanical Gardens with the regional border-to-border trail and beyond is one step closer, thanks to a Local Area Program grant of nearly $730,000 to Ann Arbor Charter Township from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.
The University of Michigan is one of eight institutions to receive the Sustainability Award in Facilities Management by APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities.
The new School of Nursing building at the University of Michigan has received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
University of Michigan researchers and their partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a less severe harmful algal bloom in 2016 than last year's record-setting event. The outlook reflects less discharge from the Maumee River and a return to an average nutrient runoff into the lake.
The University of Michigan will offer students a new living-learning community this fall focused on various aspects of sustainability, climate justice and environmental justice.
The University of Michigan community will have access to locally-grown vegetables, fruits and other farm products every week into the fall through the M Farmers Markets, which kicked off this month at five campus locations.
A University of Michigan ecologist and colleagues from several institutions are forecasting a near-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2016.
This year's forecast calls for an oxygen-depleted, or hypoxic, region of about 1.58 cubic miles, which is close to the long-term average measured since 1950.
A University of Michigan researcher and colleagues from several institutions are forecasting an average but still large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this year.
A new school of sustainability is among the key recommendations in a report by a faculty committee exploring ways to strengthen the University of Michigan's position as a leader in interdisciplinary education that addresses sustainability challenges.
With 15 more water bottle refill stations and four more "gooseneck" attachments to be installed by the end of June, University of Michigan students, faculty and staff can more easily help reduce waste by filling a reusable bottle at one of 300 campus water stations.
University of Michigan faculty and staff, along with the local community, collected an estimated 230 tons of electronic waste to be recycled at a recent annual e-waste event.
An analysis of more than 40 climate-adaptation plans from across the U.S. shows that local communities are good at developing strategies to combat the harmful effects of climate change, but often fail to prioritize their goals or to provide implementation details.
Members of the University of Michigan community are invited to properly dispose of their broken or unwanted personal electronics at the annual e-waste recycling event May 5-7.
The University of Michigan's efforts to foster a healthier planet under the Planet Blue initiative are highlighted in the 2015 Sustainability Progress Report released Wednesday.
Progress toward the 2025 campus sustainability goals:
Goal: Decrease vehicle carbon output per passenger trip by 30 percent.
Status: On track. Reduced vehicle carbon output by 18 percent per passenger trip.