Planet Blue: Sustainability at the University of Michigan

MARCH 2017

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2016 Planet Blue Sustainability Report

2016 Planet Blue Sustainability Report

For more than 150 years, sustainability has been infused into the practices and teachings at U-M, as highlighted in the 2016 Sustainability Progress Report. Learn how U-M is addressing climate action, waste prevention, healthy environments, and community awareness and engagement.

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Bridging Climate and Health

Bridging Climate and Health Seminar

The goal of this seminar series is to stimulate a conversation on climate change and health by engaging faculty and students from across campus. Understanding and promoting the latest science surrounding climate change and health will be a catalyst to the development of a collaborative research agenda.

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Lello Guluma

Students and Sustainability Profile Series:
Lello Guluma

Guluma, who plans to attend graduate school to study global health, has an eclectic and wide range of interests. Aside from her scholastic endeavors as a double major (PitE and International Studies), she is a Diversity Peer Educator for U-M Housing and a Graham Sustainability Scholar.

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Mercury levels in yellofin tuna

U-M Research Finds Mercury in Ahi on the Rise

A former U-M researcher has found that mercury concentrations in yellowfin tuna increased about 5.5 percent per year between 1998 and 2008. Both yellowfin and bigeye tuna are marketed as ahi and are widely used in raw fish dishes—especially sashimi—or for grilling.

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A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean: Film Screening

Join us for a film screening of A Plastic Ocean. The film was inspired when an expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Gyre discovered free-floating micro plastics instead of an anticipated solid mass that could be contained. Free popcorn! Join the effort: Exchange your plastic bags for a Planet Blue reusable bag.

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Climate Delegation Symposium

Michigan Climate Delegation Symposium

Our spring symposium will bring together students and community members to discuss the outcome of recent United Nations climate negotiations in Marrakech, Morocco. Join us in hearing perspectives from U-M student delegates who were there as observers, March 29 from 4:30pm - 7:30pm. Pizza dinner provided.

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Vincent Smith

Former Wolverine, Smith, Planted in #EATING Effort

Former U-M football player and co-founder of Team Gardens #EATING, Vincent Smith, is doing his part in growing food where there is not enough, and impacting youth in local communities. Team Gardens has had three harvests in Pahokee, FL and this year branched out to Flint, MI. Future efforts will occur in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Dexter.

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