Planet Blue: Sustainability at the University of Michigan

NOVEMBER 2015

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U-M Hospital and Health Centers

U-M Hospital and Health Centers among 50 greenest in America

Recognized by Becker's Hospital Review, the evaluation includes a range of practices designed to reduce waste and benefit the environment.

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U-M Professors Perfecto and Vandermeer

The fungus threatening coffee's future

Professors Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer have been tracking the blight which has been spreading across Mexico and Central America, resulting in more than $1 billion in crop losses and hundreds of thousands of jobs lost. Vandermeer and Perfecto are among the founders of a field called agroecology.

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Detroit River Barge Transport

Building a comeback for the Detroit River

These are places in the Great Lakes basin where pollution and development have damaged the ecosystems and the Detroit River is on this list. The reef projects are part of a bigger effort to improve fish and wildlife habitat. The ultimate goal, of course, is to get the Detroit River off the toxic hot spot list.

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U-M President Mark Schlissel

Register for the annual Sustainability Town Hall

November 5, at 9-10:30am in the Hatcher Graduate Library

President Schlissel will be there to offer opening remarks.
Learn about new efforts to:

  • Reduce campus waste
  • Cut greenhouse gas emissions
  • Build a culture of sustainability on campus
  • Register


    U-M Invests in Campus Sustainability

    U-M invests in major campus sustainability efforts

    The University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus is about to get a whole lot "greener" following significant investments toward more sustainable campus operations. U-M will invest nearly $100 million to implement selected committee recommendations and additional sustainability projects.

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    Nathan Ensmenger; STMS speaker Series Lecturer

    Dirty bits, an environmental history of the computer

    Nathan Ensmenger, Indiana University
    November 9, at 4:00pm in 2435 North Quad
    Presented by the Science, Technology, Medicine & Society Speaker Series and Co-sponsored by the Graham Sustainability Institute and the School of Natural Resources and Environment

    Free and Open to the public.
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    Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program; Evaluate, Improve, Anazlyze

    Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program

    SCIP is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for Social Research and the Graham Institute's Integrated Assessment Program. Designed to inform educational programs and campus operations, it is an outgrowth of the Community Awareness goal area of the U-M Campus Sustainability Integrated Assessment.

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    Jonathan Cannon; ELPP Lecturer

    Environmental Law and Public Policy Lecture Series: Jonathan Cannon

    November 18 at 4:30 PM in South Hall Room 120
    Jonathan Cannon of the University of Virginia School of Law will be talking about his new book:
    Environment in the balance; the green movement and the Supreme Court.

    Free and Open to the public.
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