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.
Continued forestry efforts by staff and students have led the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus as a Tree Campus USA institution for the eighth consecutive year.
Acceptance of glass materials as part of the University of Michigan's single-stream recycling on the Ann Arbor campus has been suspended effective immediately.
Trash will become treasure for employees working in various campus buildings as they once again battle to lead the university in recycling and waste reduction in the 10th annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings Competition, Feb. 7-April 2.
On the former sites of vacant Detroit homes, University of Michigan researchers and their partners have built innovative gardens that help manage stormwater while removing neighborhood blight.
In Paris next week, 10 University of Michigan students and faculty members will attend a global climate change meeting that they hope will be pivotal on society's path toward a more sustainable future.