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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.

July 9, 2015

U-M, partners predict severe harmful algal bloom for Lake Erie

University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues predict the 2015 western Lake Erie harmful algal bloom season will be among the most severe in recent years and could become the second-most severe behind the record-setting 2011 bloom.

June 3, 2015

Federal funding extends Great Lakes climate research at U-M, MSU

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have been awarded $3.65 million from the federal government to continue the study of climate change adaptation and climate variability in the Great Lakes region for another five years.

May 19, 2015

Food movement is the focus of May 28-29 Michigan Meeting

The ascendant Food Sovereignty movement — in which peasant farmers, fishers and farmworkers seek to solve world problems in food and agriculture — is the focus of an academic conference opening May 28 at the University of Michigan.

March 30, 2015

Free Earth Day events coming to Central Campus on April 3

Michigan Dining and Central Student Government are co-hosting an Earth Day celebration at two Central Campus locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

The free public event — focusing on sustainability and engagement — will have activities at the Diag and Palmer Commons.

March 26, 2015

U-M honored for sustainable practices in cleaning program

The university has been awarded the Green Cleaning Award's first place higher education prize for its (OS1) cleaning program in a competition sponsored by American School & University magazine, the Green Cleaning Network and the Healthy Schools Campaign.


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