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Stream Restoration

Teaching Skills to Restore One of the World’s Most Precious Resources

With streams becoming some of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet, we need restoration practitioners now more than ever. U-M faculty have created a new immersive and hands-on course to engage students in studying stream restoration in an interdisciplinary way.

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Food Literacy Course

New U-M Food Literacy Course and Public Lecture Series

Food Literacy for All will be an evening lecture series featuring different guest speakers each week to address diverse challenges and opportunities of both domestic and global food systems. U-M students can enroll in the course for credit and community members can attend the series for free.

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Lake Havasu on the Colorado River

New Report Calls for Increased Monitoring of US Drinking Water Supplies

In response to concerns about the safety of the nation's drinking water, underscored by the revelations about the tap water in Flint, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology was asked to investigate methods for ensuring the safety of the nation's drinking water.

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Advancing Environmental Sustainability In the Trump Era

Dean's Speaker Series Event: Advancing Environmental Sustainability in the Trump Era

Join U-M’s School for Natural Resources and the Environment for a Dean's Speaker Series Event. Panelists will include sustainability experts from U-M, the Michigan DNR, and President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. A sustainability event you won’t want to miss!

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Graham Scholars

Call for Applications: Graham Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars Program

Open exclusively to top-performing undergraduate students at U-M, the Graham Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars program engages students in action-based learning and co-curricular activities that foster systems thinking and leadership development for sustainability.

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Rebecca Learner

The Sustainable and Storied Past of Vintage Clothing

Planet Blue Ambassador Rebecca Lerner writes that by wearing and buying vintage or reused clothes, we can combat 14.3 millions tons of textile waste per year (approximately six percent of all municipal waste).

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Connected and Automated Transportation

U-M Leads New Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

Moving society to next-generation transportation systems will take more than technology, and a new $2.47 million center led by the University of Michigan will explore the full picture of how communities can best transition to connected and automated vehicles.

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