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Multiple units and individuals collaborate to lead, organize, and manage Planet Blue and related programs and activities.

Many units at U-M contribute to our sustainability efforts in research, education, community engagement, and operations.

Unit Partners

  • College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

    LSA is playing an integral role in U-M's ongoing response to the climate crisis, commemorating a Year of Sustainability in 2024. In operations, the college has recently pursued new building standards, LED lighting efforts, and overall greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The Program in the Environment offers sustainability-related courses from faculty across LSA and the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS).

  • Graham Sustainability Institute

    The Graham Sustainability Institute is a boundary-spanning organization that helps to connect external stakeholders to the considerable intellectual capacity of faculty, students, and staff throughout the university, with a focus on catalyzing and supporting sustainability-oriented collaborations that lead to real-world impact.

  • Michigan Medicine

    U-M Health/Michigan Medicine believes that environmentally sustainable practices are essential to protect the health and longevity of patients, the community, and the planet. Ongoing U-M climate action efforts and carbon neutrality goals encompass U-M Health and the Medical School. The Planet Blue at U-M Health program, formerly called the Environmental Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality program, is actively expanding its efforts, particularly in building standards, waste reduction, recycling, energy conservation, virtual care, and green anesthesia, among others.

  • Office of Campus Sustainability

    The Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) coordinates sustainable campus operations and collaborates with academic and auxiliary units and student groups in pursuit of U-M’s sustainability goals. OCS is responsible for tracking and reporting progress and communicating with campus and community stakeholders.

  • School for Environment and Sustainability

    The School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) is the primary ​academic home for faculty and students whose work focuses on these topics. As an interdisciplinary school, SEAS spans the university and brings together students and faculty from all of our schools to contribute their ideas and talents to this important work. All of our other schools and colleges also do important work related to the environment and sustainability.

  • Student Life

    Student Life is the home for many different units that support students needs outside the classroom. From Housing, Dining, and Rec Sports to University Health Services, Wolverine Wellness and the Dean of Students, Student Life is committed to providing sustainable operations and student focused sustainability leadership development and experiential learning.