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April 20, 2019


March 30, 2016

Sustainability progress

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.

February 25, 2016

Ann Arbor campus earns Tree Campus USA recognition

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.

February 2, 2016

RecycleMania waste-reduction contest returning to campus

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.

November 19, 2015

University managing energy consumption as campus grows

While the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus has added 23.3 percent more square footage since 2003 — with new but more energy-intensive buildings to support world-class research — Energy Management has maintained an 8 percent annual energy-consumption savings for six years.   

November 18, 2015

U-M, two national labs to study energy savings in connected vehicles

Could vehicles that communicate with each other and their surroundings, helping drivers avoid crashes, also save energy?

The University of Michigan is working with two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories to study whether connected and automated vehicles could help people drive more efficiently.

October 15, 2015

U-M Health System projects to improve energy efficiency

A $3 million project for new occupancy sensors and a $1.3 million air handler upgrade project will improve energy efficiency at the U-M Health System's University Hospital.

The two projects were approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

September 14, 2015

EarthFest's Party for the Planet set for Thursday

The University of Michigan campus community is invited to join the annual "Party for the Planet" at EarthFest on Thursday.

This sustainability-themed event features free local food, chef demonstrations, live entertainment and games with prizes on the Central Campus Diag from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

September 11, 2015

University climbs to gold rating for sustainability performance

The University of Michigan's sustainability performance has moved up to a gold rating by the international Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. The new rating is an improvement from the university's previous silver rating in 2012.


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