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2025 SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

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.

GOAL:
increase U-M food purchased from local and sustainable sources to 20%

purchased: 14%

GOAL: 
reduce chemical applications to campus landscapes by 40%

reduction: 46%

GOAL:
reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by 40%

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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.

reduction: 3%

GOAL:
reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25%

reduction: 5%

GOAL:
reduce vehicle carbon ouput per passenger trip by 30%

reduction: 13%

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