Forty sustainability-minded master's and professional-degree students from eight U-M schools and colleges recently started the 2014 Dow Sustainability Fellows program, through which they each receive $20,000 for their studies and become part of a collaborative community of scholars focused on sustainability.
The recent Arctic blast that gripped much of the nation will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows. But the processes responsible for that welcome outcome are not as simple and straightforward as one might think.
Two years, 10 hybrid buses and more than 1,300 Planet Blue Ambassadors later, the university is making strides toward its commitment to create a more sustainable campus through its operations.
The 2025 goals and the result of reduction efforts to date are noted in the following percentages:
• Goal: Cut U-M greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.
Where we are: Emission levels have increased; 28 percent decrease currently needed.
A group of incoming School of Natural Resources and Environment students had barely begun working when the first lessons, albeit informal ones, happened.
Winona LaDuke, internationally acclaimed Anishinaabe author, orator and activist, contributed an empowered, new voice to the discussion of sustainability earlier this week in her Native American Heritage Month keynote lecture.
More than 120 students, faculty and staff attended Wednesday’s sustainability town hall to learn about climate change adaptation practices and how the university’s efforts address climate change.
CMU tobacco free in 2014
UMMA to stay open late on select Fridays
News from other Michigan public universities and U-M peer institutions across the nation.
New public art installed at Moore Building
The university has avoided millions in energy costs for the sixth consecutive year as the result of ongoing efforts by the Planet Blue Operations Team on the Ann Arbor campus.
The Great Lakes provide a unique educational opportunity to students and residents of all ages. Two new tools from Michigan Sea Grant help bridge that connection: Teaching Great Lakes Science and Great Lakes FieldScope.
A unique $8 million battery lab at the University of Michigan will enable industry and university researchers to collaborate on developing cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.
Most University of Michigan faculty, students and staff say they are committed to sustainability, but new survey results indicate significant room for improvement in sustainability behaviors, awareness, engagement and accountability.