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Promoting a more sustainable campus.

Student Life is proud to be a leader in sustainability. We aim to create real change on campus through academic programming, student and staff initiatives, and taking a look at improving our facilities and operations. See what we’ve been doing to build a better, healthier community at U-M!

Student Leadership, Applied and Experiential Learning

  • Learning and leadership opportunities through Planet Blue Student Leaders, the U-M Sustainable Food Program, and the Student Sustainability Coalition in partnership with Graham Institute.
  • Project-based internships and research opportunities.
  • Academic partnerships that use our campus as a living-learning lab.

Sustainability Culture for Staff & Students

  • Increasing sustainability knowledge, skills, and behaviors among Student Life staff.
  • Integrating sustainability basics into the U-M student experience.
  • Supporting student-led, peer-to-peer learning, training and workshops to further sustainability engagement.

Student Life Facilities and Operations

  • Tracking, managing, and reducing energy, waste, water, and steam.
  • Supporting sustainable changes to reduce carbon and cost, including building retrofit, LED re-lighting, garden space and more.
  • Developing sustainability opportunities for students and staff to participate, such as the compost rollout to all residence halls.