Planet Blue: Sustainability at the University of Michigan

November 2017

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Michigan Sustainability Cases (MSC) Funding is Available for Selected Proposals

Turn your research project into a teaching case! The cases tell a story of a real-world based problem with a challenging decision, accompanied by multimedia elements and engaged learning exercises.
MSC accepts new case applications on a rolling basis.

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AASHE Sustainability Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the U-M Sustainability Team who recently won the 2017 AASHE Research Award.
The work for their winning publication: "Green cities and ivory towers: how do higher education sustainability initiatives shape millennials’ consumption practices?" was completed while at U-M and was based on SCIP data.

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Energy Management Team

Using University of Michigan Buildings as Batteries

Find out how a building's thermal energy can help the power grid accommodate more renewable energy sources. Michigan researchers and staff are exploring the immense thermal energy of large buildings as theoretical battery packs. The goal is to help the nation’s grid better accommodate renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.

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Erin Barton

Sustainability Student Profile: Erin Barton

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, Erin Barton moved north to Ann Arbor to work towards her Master of Science in Conservation Ecology at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability. Barton spent this past summer on an internship working with The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Chapter, on their Sustainable Grazing Lands Program.

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Bill McKibben

New Research on Climate Debate Explores the “McKibben” Effect

Former U-M Postdoctoral fellow, Ethan Schoolman, and U-M Professor Andy Hoffman are publishing their findings in the forthcoming in the journal Organization & Environment. The work examines the lobbying of Bill McKibben and other influential public figures on the climate change debate and impact of divestment from fossil fuels companies.

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U-M Zero Waste

Zero Waste Events Program

Each day there are dozens of events on campus which create an enormous amount of waste. The Zero Waste Program targets this waste by reducing packaging, avoiding single-serve items, and providing compostable ware and compost service to all staff and students on the U-M Ann Arbor Campus.

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Get Published. Michigan Journal of Sustainability (MJS) Call for Content

Authors are invited to submit abstracts addressing the intersection of human health and sustainability, sustainable thinking, and sustainable behavior, and broader topics involving human-environment interactions. Contributions from the sciences and humanities, as well as practitioners, are particularly encouraged.

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SEAS opening

SEAS opening marks shift in sustainability research and education

The opening ceremony for the new School for Environment and Sustainability on Friday marked the start of a new path in sustainability research and education that brings together faculty from various disciplines and schools and colleges to address sustainability challenges.

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