Planet Blue Ambassador Resources

Below you will find links to resources and more information on content found in the Planet Blue Ambassador training modules, as well as guides and information about sustainability opportunities and resources around U-M.

Energy

  • Alternative Transportation- Learn about all of the sustainable transportation options available to you on campus and around Ann Arbor.
  • Detroit Connector- Daily transportation service linking Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Detroit.
  • Energy Management Program- Explore energy conservation tips and track your building's purchase of utilities such as electricity, natural gas, and water.
  • Sustainable Computing- Information about green computing including best practices and recommended power management settings.
  • Sustainable Labs- Learn how to promote sustainability improvements in your research lab and become certified sustainable. 
  • Building Energy Data- Check out the electricity and other utility usage for your building
  • Energy Module Content - Has it been a while since you've completed the PBA training? Review the online training here.

Food

  • Campus Farm - At this learning laboratory, student interns and volunteers grow food and learn about food sustainability and food systems. 
  • MDining Sustainability - Check out what MDining is doing to help campus reach its sustainability goals.
  • U-M Sustainable Food Guidelines- U-M's sustainable food practices, as well as definitions of terms such as "local" and "sustainable."
  • Guide to Off-Campus Food- Information on nutrition, A2 grocery stores, shopping tips, recipe databases, and grocery delivery services.
  • Maize and Blue Cupboard- Ensuring members of the University of Michigan community, whether on a tight budget or physically restrained from getting to a grocery store, receive equitable access to healthy, nutritious, and nourishing food and the ability to prepare it for themselves or others.
  • Food Module Content - Has it been a while since you've completed the PBA training? Review the online training here.

Waste

  • Know Where to Throw Video- Short video detailing what types of waste go into each bin (landfill, recycling, and compost) at U-M.
  • ChEM Reuse Program- Donate or receive (free of charge!) chemicals, equipment, and materials for use in U-M research and teaching laboratories.
  • Environmental Health and Safety- EHS can advise your lab on how to properly dispose of hazardous waste.
  • Sustainable Purchasing- Learn how the university is promoting the use and purchase of sustainable products within departments.
  • Waste Reduction Program- Explore this site to learn everything you need to know about recycling and composting on campus. 
  • Zero Waste Events Program- Find out how anyone can host a zero waste event on campus (note: no event is too small!).
  • Move-In and Move-Out Programs - During fall move-in and spring move-out, there are designated areas for students to donate excess items such as clothing, shoes, packaged food, household items, and more.
  • Waste Module Content - Has it been a while since you've completed the PBA training? Review the online training here.

Water

Community

Resources, Best Practices, and Advice for Communicating about Sustainabilty:

Additional Information

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