Planet Blue: Sustainability at the University of Michigan


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University of Michigan 2014-15 Sustainability Guide

Wolverines go blue, live green!

Welcome back new and returning students, faculty and staff. Together, we can work to fulfill campus sustainability goals for climate action, waste prevention, healthy environments, and community awarenes. We hope you will use U-M's 2015-2016
Sustainability Guide
as a reference for information, insights, and inspiration.

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University of Michigan earns CIMS certification

U-M recognized for highest levels of sustainability and cleanliness

Marilyn De La Roche, Director of University Housing, said she is “pleased with the award, and it simply acknowledges publicly what we have long known: we have an exceptional staff who care deeply about the University, their work, and our students.”

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Great Lakes Cities Climate Adaptation Factsheets

City climate adaptation factsheets released

The Great Lakes Adaptation Assessment for Cities Project helped develop and implement climate change adaptation strategies throughout the Great Lakes region. The Factsheets highlight the most importanat findings from the full reports.

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University of Michigan Great Lakes Research

Below the depths: U-M Great Lakes research

The work of about 70 U-M water researchers has a profound impact on the health and vitality of all five lakes.“The integrity of the Great Lakes has been compromised over time, so we want to make sure that we do everything possible to restore, protect and maintain our most valuable resources.”

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Saginaw forest is a great U-M treasure

Have you been to Saginaw Forest yet?

Saginaw Forest, on the city's west edge is home to hawks, wild turkeys and coyotes. It offers the unique urban experience of a pastoral woodland, just four miles from campus.

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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 with "Listing" in the subject line.

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