Campus Sustainability Goals

U-M continues to work toward our 2025 campus sustainability goals in the areas of climate, waste prevention, healthy environments and community engagement.

Climate Action

Reduce U-M greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent below 2006 levels
Status
5%
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
Decrease vehicle carbon output per passenger trip by 30 percent below 2006 levels
Status
13%
reduction in vehicle carbon output

Waste Reduction

Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 40 percent below 2006 levels
Status
3%
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
14%
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
46%
reduction in landscape chemical applications