Planet Blue: Sustainability at the University of Michigan

JUNE 2016

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U-M Shows How "Green" Blue Can Be

The University of Michigan’s recently released 2016 Sustainability Report was the topic of conversation on a recent edition of WJR’s Greening of the Great Lakes radio program. The interview highlighted numerous U-M accomplishments from the past year spanning research, education, and campus operations.

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Peony Gardens

Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden in Full Bloom

Looking for an excuse to get outdoors and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air? Look no further than the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden, home to the largest collection of heirloom herbaceous peonies in North America. Celebrating 94 years of perennial beauty, the peony garden is a national treasure that offers a spring display from Memorial Day to mid-June.

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Lake Sturgeon Life Cycle

St. Clair and Detroit River Spawning Reefs Showing Results

With the annual Blue Water Sturgeon Festival set for June 4 at Vantage Point in Port Huron, it's a good time to look at how the seven spawning reefs in the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers, built in 2004, are faring.

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Sustainability Food Initiative

Sustainable Food Systems Annual Report

The U-M Sustainable Food Systems Initiative (SFSI) engages an interdisciplinary mix of students, faculty, and communities to learn from and build health-promoting and ecologically-sound food systems. In just two years, SFSI has made tremendous strides in curriculum, community involvement, and contribution to global scholarship.

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Syrian Refugees

New U-M Sustainability Expert Blog: Society’s Biggest Problems Need More Than a Nudge

Governments around the world are forming behavioral science teams, commonly referred to as "nudge units", designed to nudge people's decision-making processes in the direction of their best intentions. When faced with complex policy decisions, however, behavioral science has more to offer.

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