The Office of Campus Sustainability
What We Do
The Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) serves as a focal point for sustainable campus operations.
Our role is to:
- Lead, facilitate, and support operational sustainability programs and initiatives on the Ann Arbor campus, and facilitate the institutionalization of best practices in sustainability across academic and research units, auxiliary units, and student groups.
- Provide technical and consultative guidance for operational sustainability on campus, including strategic planning, operational programming, and related campus-wide education and engagement.
- Track and report progress toward U-M’s sustainability goals, especially the 2025 sustainability goals.
- Communicate with the campus and local community to increase awareness and engagement among staff, students, and faculty—with a focus on high-quality operational sustainability programs and building a culture of sustainability on campus.
OCS is part of Planet Blue Campus, a university-wide initiative to promote sustainable operations and engagement.
We welcome everyone’s involvement in helping to make the campus where we live, work and play more sustainable.