30 students who declared sustainability as a minor since introduced in the fall of 2012

New Course on the Great Lakes

Students gained hands-on experience aboard the Laurentian, an 80-foot, university-owned research vessel leased and operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association for a new Field Methods in Great Lakes course.

Based at the U-M Biological Station in Pellston, MI, the course was taught by three Water Center research scientists and offered through the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

First Sustainability Case Competition Winners

Three winning cases and authors were recognized by the Deans of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment in the first awarding of The Erb Institute Sustainability Case Awards. The competition recognizes and promotes the creation of key teaching materials on global sustainability and social impact.

Creating Open Access to Scientific Research

Created by a team of seven Graham doctoral fellows and supported by the Graham Sustainability Institute, the Michigan Journal of Sustainability is an online publication that makes scholarly, sustainability research more accessible to practitioners and policymakers. In other words, the MJS puts sustainability science in the hands of those who can use it.