begins with you
U-M committed to achieving carbon neutrality university-wide in May 2021, encompassing the Flint, Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses, as well as Athletics and Michigan Medicine. While work is underway, U-M continues to progress toward its 2025 Sustainability Goals, which cover the Ann Arbor campus in the areas of climate action, waste reduction, healthy environments and community engagement.
increase U-M food purchased from local and sustainable sources to 20%
reduce chemical applications to campus landscapes by 40%
reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by 40%
Reductions in waste have been offset by growth in the size of our campus. Since 2006, our building area has increased nearly 28.6% and the campus population has increased nearly 17%. We’re working to accelerate our progress in waste reduction.
reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25%
reduce vehicle carbon ouput per passenger trip by 30%
More than 700 faculty conducting sustainability-related research — including at the School for Environment and Sustainability, the Graham Sustainability Institute, and numerous centers and schools across U-M — plus a dedicated Office of Campus Sustainability working toward university-wide environmental goals.