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Community Engagement

Established in 2011, U-M’s 2025 Ann Arbor campus sustainability goals prioritize stakeholder engagement, education and evaluation strategies toward a campus-wide ethic of sustainability.

2025 Goal

While there is no metric goal for community engagement, U-M is investing in programs to educate our community, track behavior and report progress over time toward a campus-wide ethic of sustainability.

Status

467 sustainable workplaces on campus

7,000+ Planet Blue Ambassadors

Other Highlights

Students by a farmers market stand
Farm Stand

UM Sustainable Food Program and Campus Farm jointly operate the Farm Stand. The weekly (seasonally) stand can be found outside near the UM Museum of Art where students and the UM community can purchase food grown by students at the Campus Farm. The Farm Stand has educational information about the campus and regional food system, as well.

Earthfest

Each fall the Central Campus Diag transforms into a one-stop shop for all things related to sustainability at U-M, showcasing the breadth of work in the areas of research, education and operations. This annual event has taken place for 25 years.

Zero waste football games

All football games at Michigan Stadium have been zero waste since the fall 2017 season, engaging thousands of fans in composting and recycling—61 tons in fall 2021!

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