Sustainability Goals

The University of Michigan’s 6 sustainability goals guide our efforts to live, work, and learn sustainably. 

Goal Details

The goals encompass the five Ann Arbor campuses (Central, Ross Athletic, North, Medical, and East Medical). They do not include any property owned or leased by U-M outside of that area. All of the goals are measured against a FY2006 baseline.


The University of Michigan enhanced its commitment to sustainability with the adoption of six long-term Sustainability Goals in September 2011.

The goals were identified through a Campus Sustainability Integrated Assessment process (CSIA). The CSIA was an intensive two-year project led by the Graham Sustainability Institute and the Office of Campus Sustainability involving students, faculty, and staff on faculty-led committees. Participants represented 101 organizational units and 27 academic programs. The purpose of the assessment was to identify long-term sustainability goals that would be ambitious yet potentially attainable.

OCS is responsible for tracking and reporting progress on the goals.