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2017 Dow Masters Fellows

2017 Dow Masters Fellows Announced

Recently, 40 exceptional masters and professional-degree students from 12 U-M schools and colleges were named Dow Sustainability Fellows. Each new Fellow will receive $20,000 for their studies and become part of a growing collaborative community of scholars.

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RecycleMania 2017

Now Underway: RecycleMania 2017

The U-M Recycling Program's 11th Annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings Competition is an intra-campus waste reduction and recycling competition! From Feb 5th – April 1st Battle of the Buildings will track building recycling and trash each week. There will be three competition categories: Recycling Rate, Most Improved Recycling Rate, and Waste Reduction.

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School for Environment and Sustainability

School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) to Launch July 1, 2017

Building on more than a century of leadership in environmental science, management, policy, and design, U-M's new SEAS is opening in July. Students entering programs currently offered by SNRE will be part of the inaugural class of the new school, where they will be able to help shape its destiny.

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Composting Infographic

M-Dining Diverts Food Scraps to Composting

Behind the scenes of South Quad dining, food waste is being diverted from the landfill through composting. “When you’re talking about food facilities and the volume of food they produce, there’s quite a bit of volume of waste, so being able to get that in a place other than the waste stream can be a beautiful thing.”

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Returning Sturgeon to the Detroit River

Returning Sturgeon to the Detroit River

A Prehistoric fish makes a comeback in the Detroit River thanks to a multi-institution team which includes U-M researchers and the U-M Water Center. They are working to restore lake sturgeon, which were once common in the Great Lakes, by building rock spawning reefs in two Detroit-area rivers.

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Race, Gender, Nation, Species

Race, Gender, Nation, and Species: Breaking New Ground in Environmental Justice

Join SNRE's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for a presentation, "Race, Gender, Nation, and Species: Breaking New Ground in Environmental Justice Studies," featuring UC Santa Barbara Professor David N. Pellow.
Monday, February 20, 2017, 4:00-6:00pm

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Lauren Beriont

Students and Sustainability Profile Series: Lauren Beriont

As a graduate student in the School of Social Work and a project manager at the Graham Institute of Sustainability, Lauren intersects these two disciplines to facilitate meaningful conversations about the way actions and policies concerning the environment affect diverse groups of people.

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Student Food Co.

Bringing Healthy, Local Food Options to U-M Students

U-M's Student Food Co. helps bring healthy, sustainable produce to students living on campus who don't have access to a car. By selling fruits and vegetables year-round to members of the U-M community, Student Food Co. is able to promote sustainable food systems while increasing access to fresh, affordable, local food.

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