The Graham Sustainability Institute and Office of Campus Sustainability have partnered to lead an Integrated Assessment (IA) of options for a more sustainable University of Michigan. Together, they have recently completed Phase I of the IA through which faculty-led analysis teams focused on the following topics: Buildings, Energy, Water & Land, Food, Transportation, Purchasing & Recycling, and Culture. Each team has prepared a comprehensive report along with preliminary recommendations for major sustainability stretch goals for U-M.
On Monday, July 26 from 3:30-5:00 pm in the Ross Building (Room 1210) a public forum will be held to present a summary of the preliminary recommendations and to hear from representatives of key corporate and academic institutions who have significant experience with institutional sustainability efforts. The forum will provide an opportunity to better understand how other institutions have addressed comparable challenges, as well as to gather feedback on the preliminary sustainability recommendations for the university.
The featured corporate and academic representatives are as follows:
- Cindy Shea, Sustainability Office Director, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
- Amy Short, Director of Sustainability, University of Minnesota
- Neil Hawkins, Vice President of Sustainability & EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) The Dow Chemical Company
- Lisa Drake, Natural Resource Director, Stonyfield Farm
There will also be a Ross Building Sustainability Tour directly following the forum. If you are interested in attending the tour, please indicate so on the registration form.
To attend the forum (and sign up for the tour), please complete the online registration form by July 23, 2010. NOTE: If you are NOT able to attend the forum, you are encouraged to submit your Campus Sustainability ideas and comments here.