Welcome to Planet Blue!  Through this gateway for the University of Michigan (U-M) Sustainability Initiative you can find information covering the breadth of U-M's sustainability work, which spans education, research, operations, and community engagement.  

What is Planet Blue?

Planet Blue begins with you.  It is the University of Michigan's unified commitment to sustainability education, research, operations, and community engagement. Planet Blue encompasses the astounding breadth of sustainability work being done by U-M students, faculty,and staff across the entire university.  

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability encompasses solutions-driven scholarship and practice that seeks to safeguard our planet's life-support systems and enhance well-being for present and future generations.

The field is defined by the problems it addresses rather than the disciplines it employs. It draws from multiple disciplines of the natural, social, engineering, design, and health sciences, from the professions and humanities, and from practical field experience in business, government, and civil society.