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U-M continues to work towards our 2025 campus sustainability goals in the areas of climate, waste prevention, healthy environments and community engagement.
increase U-M food purchased from local and sustainable sources to 20%
reduce chemical applications to campus landscapes by 40%
reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by 40%
Reductions in waste have been offset by growth in the size of our campus. Since 2006, our building area has increased nearly 28.6% and the campus population has increased nearly 17%. We’re working to accelerate our progress in waste reduction.
reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25%
reduce vehicle carbon ouput per passenger trip by 30%
faculty conducting sustainability-related research across 19 schools and colleges