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PBA Feedback Survey

It's that time again! Each year, we survey Ambassadors to learn your thoughts and ideas on how to improve the Planet Blue Ambassador program. Your responses guide future programming, so please take 10 minutes to complete this survey! Let us know your thoughts about our training, newsletter, events, resources, support, and anything else related to the PBA program. Thank you!

Student Grant Winners Announced

This year, the Student Sustainability Coalition chose three awesome, student-led projects to receive grant funding through the Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund (PBSIF). Learn a little about this year’s winners and start thinking about what you or your student group might apply for next year!

Off-Campus Move Out

ICYMI: Planet Blue Student Leaders put together a list of 10 tips to make your off-campus move-out more sustainable. Check it out! With their great resources and creative suggestions, your bins can be the best on the block!

Campus Farm Online Plant Sale

Photo Credit: Leisa Thompson
Again this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Campus Farm online plant sale will merge with the Matthaei Botanical Gardens kitchen favorites sale. Sign up to receive an invite to the online sale on Monday, May 10. Contact-free pickup times will be available on Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. All transplants have been grown by Campus Farm student staff in partnership with Matthaei Botanical Gardens, in compliance with organic standards. Proceeds from the sale will support the Campus Farm and sustainable food work at U-M.
Photo Credit: Leisa Thompson

Planet Blue Student Leader Deadline Extended!

PBSLs work part-time as peer educators to promote sustainable behaviors and implement behavior change campaigns. Throughout the year, PBSLs participate in weekly dialogues and workshops to develop leadership skills and build the capacity of diverse, interdisciplinary project teams. If you’re a U-M Ann Arbor undergraduate student looking for a beginning- to intermediate-level opportunity in sustainability, the PBSL program might be a good fit for you. Apply today!

Michigan Environmental Justice Conference

This free, virtual conference has been designed to help Michigan move forward in the quest for transformative change, meaningful engagement, and the development of intersectional solutions as we work toward a more just and equitable future. Environmental justice advocates, community members, government representatives, academia, change agents, businesses, and anyone looking to engage in achieving environmental justice should attend the conference!

Food Literacy for All

Join the third session of Food Literacy for All on Thursday, May 13, at noon, featuring Shirley Sherrod and Samina Raja in conversation with Devita Davison about how we "Enact" to create a more just, sustainable, economically viable, and healthy food system. Food Literacy for All is free to attend, but registration is required.

Listen to this conversation with U-M climate, environment, and sustainability experts to learn the facts about climate change and what we can do to address it in our community, across the nation, and around the world. SEAS Dean Jonathan Overpeck will moderate. Panelists include Prof. Stephen Forrest, Prof. Kyle Whyte, and Alexa White, PhD candidate.

Did you ever wonder how a seed came to be? Join the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum for a Zoom workshop to explore the life of a seed and learn how to grow your own herbs and flowers from a seed kit. Register yourself or your child for the class.

Mr Rufus  Dear Rufus,
  Can you share any details about U-M's new wind farm?
Back in 2019, U-M committed to purchasing approximately 200 million kilowatt hours per year of electricity produced by new wind farms. And, the excitement is that these new wind farms began operating this April! Learn more about the wind farms and how these will help U-M meet our 2025 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal in The University Record.
Stay Up-to-Date

Between newsletters, visit the PBA Blog! You can also find information and updates for staff and faculty PBAs on our PBA Workplace Group and for student PBAs on the ECO at U-M Facebook Group.

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