Community Engagement

U-M's community engagement goal is focused on pursuing stakeholder engagement, education and evaluation strategies toward a campus-wide ethic of sustainability.
2025 Goal
While there is no metric goal for 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.
Status
380
sustainable workplaces on campus
6,500+
Planet Blue Ambassadors
Other Highlights
Solar-powered charging stations

Two picnic tables equipped with solar-powered charging stations provide the U-M community the opportunity to charge electronics on campus. Made possible by U-M student group “Students for Clean Energy” through the Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund, the tables include power and USB receptacles. They are located at the Life Sciences Plaza near Palmer Commons and the south side of the Beyster Building next to the new North Campus Grove.

EarthFest

Each fall the Central Campus Diag transforms into a one-stop shop for all things related to sustainability at U-M, showcasing the breadth of work in the areas of research, education and operations. This annual event has taken place for 25 years.

Zero waste football games

All football games at Michigan Stadium have been zero waste since the fall 2017 season, engaging thousands of fans in composting and recycling—77.6 tons in fall 2019!

For more information about U-M’s sustainability goals, visit the Office of Campus Sustainability.