Planet Blue: Sustainability at the University of Michigan

OCTOBER 2015

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Lake Erie canobacterial  blooms

Save the date for President Schlissel and the
annual U-M sustainability town hall

This is a great opportunity to learn about new sustainability initiatives as they relate to our campus-wide sustainability goals. President Schlissel will be making openinng remarks.

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Lightweight solar cells track the sun

University of Michigan researchers have developed solar cells that can track the sun. A flat plastic sheet backing the solar cells splits into wavy, connected ribbons when stretched. The tilt of the cells depends on the stretching, a simple mechanism for tracking the sun across the sky.

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Final report on hydraulic fracturing released

As domestic natural gas production has accelerated in recent years, the hydraulic fracturing process has come under increased public scrutiny. This new report is the most comprehensive resource on hydraulic fracturing in Michigan.

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University of Michigan Great Lakes Research

Sustainable food office hours are open to all!

Do you have an idea or question about how to promote and get involved with sustainable food on campus? Come to UMSFP's drop-in office hours and let us know.

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Saginaw forest is a great U-M treasure

U-M climbs to gold rating for sustainability performance

U-M is one of 80 institutions earning a gold rating, and among more than 700 colleges and universities around the globe using the STARS reporting tool as a method to compare sustainability in higher education.

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President and CEO of Nature Conservancy speaking at U-M Oct 31

As part of the Erb Institute's C-Suite Series, Mark Tercek will be speaking on "Nature's Fortune: why saving nature is the smartest investment you can make."

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U-M departments and groups: tell us about your sustainability work.

We want to highlight formal programs related to sustainability throughout the University. Send us your URL and a 130 character description of your group or unit to sustainabilityinfo@umich.edu with "Listing" in the subject line.

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