Climate Action

Established in 2011, U-M’s 2025 Ann Arbor campus climate action goals focus on pursuing energy efficiency and fiscally-responsible energy sourcing strategies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. U-M continues to progress toward these goals as it pursues university-wide carbon neutrality.
2025 Goal
Reduce U-M greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent below 2006 levels.
Status
13%
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
2025 Goal
Decrease vehicle carbon output per passenger trip by 30 percent below 2006 levels.
Status
4%
reduction in vehicle carbon output per passenger trip
Other Highlights
Renewable energy purchase

Approximately half of the purchased electricity for the Ann Arbor campus comes from Michigan-sourced wind energy. This is a significant step toward U-M's commitment to reduce emissions resulting from purchased electricity (Scope 2 emissions) to zero by 2025.

Bicycle friendly university

In October 2019, U-M was recertified as a Bicycle Friendly University in recognition of the institution’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus.

Emergency ride home

U-M offers an Emergency Ride Home program to support sustainable commuting. The program provides free 24/7 taxi rides up to 6 times per year for various emergencies, including personal or family illness or injury, unscheduled overtime or other mandatory work-related holdover, or stranded carpool or vanpool riders. 

This goal data reflects temporary pandemic-related impacts and may not accurately convey the overall trajectory of progress.

For more information about U-M’s sustainability goals, visit the Office of Campus Sustainability.