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Town Hall Meeting

Campus Sustainability Townhall 11/17

Open to all students, faculty and staff, this is an opportunity to review the initiatives, projects and programs that support the university’s sustainability goals. Hear about the progress of energy management, zero waste events, waste bin & signage standardization, sustainable food support, and sustainability-culture building programs.

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U-M Health System is Greener

U-M Hospital Named One of 50 Greenest in U.S.

From green roofs to automatic light sensors in patient rooms, UMHS is leading the way in environmentally-friendly health care. These efforts were recently recognized when UMHS was named one of the 50 greenest hospitals in the U.S.

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Cop 22

Invitation to View COP 22 Events

Starting next week, the University of Michigan will send members of its 8th delegation to the United Nation's 22nd Conference of Parties (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco from November 7-18, 2016. You are invited to follow these events at the Dana Building (Room 1040 M-W, Room 2024 Th-F) from 5pm - 7pm.

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Don Scavia speaking Graham 10 Year Anniversary

Graham Institute Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

U-M's Graham Institute is celebrating 10 years and recently launched a 10th Anniversary web page to mark the occasion.

Anniversary Website
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Black Pearl Gardens, Ann Arbor

Black Pearl Gardens, Ann Arbor

Inspired by other examples of transforming underused and vacant spaces into indoor farms, this Dow Fellows student project team worked with Christy Kaledas, founder and developer of BPG, to assess and enhance the efficiency and sustainability of the indoor farm, and suggest possible avenues for a 17-acre future expansion.

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Map of Proposed on demand transit for Ann Arbor

Proposed New On-Demand Public Transit System

U-M passengers could be trying out a new urban mobility system on North Campus as soon as summer 2017. The proposed system mashes up aspects of Uber-style ridesharing, fixed-route buses, and light rail into a single system called "hub-and-shuttle."

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