The healthcare sector contributes to a significant portion of the world’s climate footprint and produces an extraordinary amount of waste. This creates rising temperatures, pollution, and food insecurity that leads to worse health outcomes for all. Michigan Medicine strives to be part of the solution, believing that environmentally sustainable practices are essential to protect the health and longevity of our patients, the community, and our planet.
Michigan Medicine aligns with U-M’s 2025 Campus Sustainability Goals and ongoing commitment to achieving carbon neutrality. Michigan Medicine is actively expanding its existing sustainability programs and initiatives, particularly in the areas of: climate action and carbon neutrality, waste prevention, healthy environments, sustainable food and community awareness.