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U-M’s 2025 sustainability goals guide our efforts to live, work, and learn sustainably. In addition, the President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality is developing recommendations for U-M—across all three campuses and Michigan Medicine—to achieve carbon neutrality.
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%
More than 700 faculty conducting sustainability-related research — including at the School for Environment and Sustainability, the Graham Sustainability Institute, and numerous centers and schools across U-M — plus a dedicated Office of Campus Sustainability working toward university-wide environmental goals.