Goals & Dashboards
U-M carries a long legacy in environmentalism and sustainability; from the first “Teach-In on the Environment,” to charting Environmental Justice as an academic discipline, to current work toward carbon neutrality.
With climate change as a dynamic challenge — not one that can be addressed once and walked away from — sustainability requires broad and sustained buy-in. U-M, as the nation’s largest public research institution, is applying cutting-edge practices, learning from and leading the way for other like-minded institutions in pursuit of a more sustainable world.
U-M is committed to achieving carbon neutrality university-wide, encompassing the Flint, Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses, as well as Athletics and Michigan Medicine. Commitments cover emissions reduction strategies and organizational steps to foster a culture of sustainability.Track our progress
Additional Sustainability Goals
In addition to working toward carbon neutrality, U-M continues to progress toward its 2025 Sustainability Goals, established in 2011 with guidance from U-M students, staff and faculty. These cover the Ann Arbor campus in the areas of climate action, waste reduction, healthy environments and community engagement.Learn more