Workplace Initiatives

U-M faculty and staff members are encouraged to "walk the talk" of sustainability every day and, in addition to the Planet Blue Ambassadors program, a wide range of opportunities are offered to further employee commitments in this important area. Examples of such workplace initiatives are as follows:

  • Employee Orientation: New U-M faculty and staff are introduced to sustainability principles and practices immediately upon coming onboard to the university, thanks to "Planet Blue" faculty and staff orientation activities.
  • Sustainable Computing First initiated as a program called "Climate Servers," this group provides faculty and staff with helpful tools and best-practice information related to environmentally responsible information technology on campus.
  • Green Purchasing: As part of an effort to leverage buying power and supplier partnerships to support sustainability, U-M's Green Purchasing program makes it easy for those involved in procurement to find environmentally responsible options for product and service needs.
  • Sustainable Workplaces: This program provides advice, resources and recognition for staff and faculty to make their office or lab more sustainable.