Featured Initiatives

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Know Where to Throw

Do you know what goes in each bin
at U-M? Find out!

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Sustainable Grounds

Bees, goats, prairies, and fire: see how U-M manages land sustainably.

LED Upgrades

Energy conservation projects are ramping up in our pursuit of carbon neutrality.

Promotional Materials

Help nudge sustainable behaviors with free stickers, posters, and magnets.

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Green Teams

Have a lasting impact on sustainability
by forming a green team. We'll help!

Carbon Neutrality

Track progress on the university's carbon neutrality dashboard.

sustainability goals progress

As efforts toward university-wide carbon neutrality progress, U-M continues to work toward its 2025 Ann Arbor campus sustainability goals, established in 2011. OCS collaborates with units across U-M on efforts to reach these goals and is responsible for tracking and reporting progress.

GOAL: reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25%
Achieved in 2022
GOAL: reduce vehicle carbon output per passenger trip by 30%
Reduction: 0% due to pandemic impact
GOAL: reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by 40%
Reduction: 32%
GOAL: increase U-M food purchased from local and sustainable sources to 20%
Purchased: 19%
GOAL: reduce chemical applications to campus landscapes by 40%
Achieved in 2021