Additional Sustainability Goals

As efforts toward university-wide carbon neutrality progress, U-M continues to work toward its 2025 Ann Arbor campus sustainability goals, established in 2011. These goals pertain to climate action, waste reduction, healthy environments and community engagement.

Climate Action

Reduce U-M greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent below 2006 levels
Status
13%
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
Decrease vehicle carbon output per passenger trip by 30 percent below 2006 levels
Status
4%
reduction in vehicle carbon output

Waste Reduction

Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 40 percent below 2006 levels
Status
17%
reduction in waste to landfill

Community Engagement

U-M is investing in programs to educate our community, track behavior and report progress over time toward a campus-wide ethic of sustainability.

Healthy Environments

Purchase 20 percent of U-M food from local and sustainable sources by 2025.
Status
19%
sustainable food purchased
Protect the Huron River through stormwater-control strategies and reduce chemical applications to campus landscapes by 40 percent below 2006 levels
Status
54%
reduction in landscape chemical applications