OCS manages several programs and events designed to engage U-M faculty, staff, and students in actions that support the university's sustainability goals:

Dean of Students Platinum Sustainable WorkplaceSustainable Laboratory Certification Program recognizes the efforts by research and teaching labs to include waste reduction, green chemistry, and lab safety practices in their day-to-day operations.

Sustainable Workplace Certification Program supports and recognizes faculty and staff who incorporate sustainable practices in the office environment.

EarthFest is an outreach initiative designed to educate and motivate the campus community on sustainability efforts and challenges facing U-M.

RecycleMania is an eight-week recycling competition among colleges and universities across the U.S. 

Sustainability Map provides the location of sustainability initiatives across the U-M campus.