Sustainability Links

Sustainability Links

THE UNIVERSITY

University sees some sustianability gains
Michigan students take field trip to DTE Wind Farm
New president issues
Sustainable Engineering Solutions
Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund (Money for student projects)
University of Michigan Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Sustainability Master Plan
University of Michigan plan of Sustainability for Design and Construction
University of Michigan Architecture, Engineering, and Construction homepage
Michigan Collegiate Innovation Prize
MConnex lectures
Achim Steiner speaks on: Imperative of change: Environmentalism in the 21st century
Information on the North Campus Solar Array
Climate Science as Culture War – Prof Andy Hoffman
Prof. Henry Pollack speaks about global climate change
Prof. Henry Pollack speaks locally about Global Climate Change
Prof. Henry Pollack talks about Global Climate Change
Prof. Henry Pollack and his ideas on Global Climate Change
The Peter Wege Sustainability Lecture Series: past videos
U-M’s Ross School of Business Recognized as a Top School for Sustainability Degree
The Climate Change Map
University of Michigan Athletic Department launches web page to encourage ‘green’ sustainability
Sustainability a priority for Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program
University of Michigan Sustainability Dashboard
Environmental Leadership Workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan
This student organization aims to achieve behavior change towards sustainable practices.
Sustainable Endowments Institute College Sustainability Report Card for The University of Michigan
The University of Michigan Sustainability Progress Report
The University of Michigan joint MBA/MS in Sustainability
ANN ARBOR: U of M students win Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge awards
University of Michigan Sustainable Laboratories Recognition Program
Through the Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS) Sudhakar focuses on the operational side of campus sustainability through teaching, research and practice involving green chemistry and engineering
The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is dedicated to helping pull together and facilitate the multiple student organizations with similar or related sustainability goals at the University of Michigan (U-M).
The Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration to create and disseminate knowledge and to offer solutions related to complex sustainability issues.
Architecture 357: Architecture, Sustainability and the City: Ideas, Forces and People that have Shaped the Built Environment
SMART undertakes and catalyzes research, demonstration projects (living labs), education, and global learning exchange on a range of issues related to the sustainable future of transportation in an urbanizing world.
The University of Michigan Civil and Environmental Engineering Program
The University of Michigan Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program
The University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
Sustainability at the University of Michigan
University of Michigan Office of Campus Sustainability
University of Michigan Planet Blue Program
Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund
Some projects in Sustainability at the University of Michigan
Some projects for students to get involved in Sustainability at the University of Michigan
Four Student-Driven Campus Sustainability Projects Backed by New Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund at U-M
BLUElab at the University of Michigan is a student-run organization that works toward sustainable solutions to development problems at home and abroad.
Some projects for students to get involved in Sustainability at the University of Michigan
The U-M Water Center was established in October 2012 to help guide efforts to protect and restore freshwater ecosystems.
Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments (GLISA) links science, people, and information, bridging the gap between producers and users of scientific information. GLISA facilitates smart responses to climate variability and change.
The University of Michigan Matthei Botanical Gardens
The University of Michigan: Engineering Sustainable Systems dual degree: a master of science (M.S.) degree from the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) and a master of science in engineering (M.S.E.) from the College of Engineering (CoE).
The University of Michigan Program in Sustainable Engineering
The University of Michigan Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences Department
Two UMich students are driving cross-country, “uncovering stories of people and places using their wits and resources” to respond to flooding, heat waves, drought, rising sea levels, and other extreme weather events.
New business sets up manufacturers of healthy foods free from common allergens and artificial ingredients with retailers, eateries, and other clients seeking such products.
Prof. Sarah Aciego, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, studies climate change

THE CITY

Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
City of Ann Arbor: Natural Area Preservation
Ann Arbor’s sustainability framework project aims to reorganize city goals to foster more integrated planning. This project is an 18-month project that will produce an overarching framework that integrates all city planning and a sustainability action plan that will connect overarching goals with quantifiable targets.
The forums are a think tank of local stakeholders, including University of Michigan faculty, representatives from community organizations, and City of Ann Arbor staff will join the public to discuss local sustainability concepts and efforts—past, present, and future.
Sustainable Cities Institute overview of Ann Arbor
The State of Our Environment Report website aligns environmental indicators with the ten environmental goals adopted by the Environmental Commission and City Council in 2007.
Ann Arbor’s “The State of Our Environment Update 2013” Report
The Ann Arbor Environmental Commission Website
Matt Naud: The City of Ann Arbor’s environmental coordinator.
First sustainability forum highlights resource management
Another look: First sustainability forum highlights resource management
local jobs in sustainability
local jobs in sustainability
Sustainability Projects of the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy
Global Reporting Initiative Training
The Ecology Center is a membership-based, nonprofit environmental organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded by community activists after the country’s first Earth Day in 1970, the Ecology Center is now a regional leader that works for a safe and healthy environment where people live, work, and play.
Ann Arbor High School Sustainability Ideas
Ann Arbor, MI, Adds New LED Streetlights

MISCELLANEOUS

Point solar panels west not south for maximum effect
Climate Modeling 101
Teresa Carey and ‘One Simple Question’
The Stewardship Network
Huron River Watershed Council
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Michigan Environmental Council
Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project
WEMU Issues of the Environment Videos
President Obama’s plan to fight Climate Change
IWillAct: Organization committed to Fighting Climate Change
Natural Resources Defense Council
The Union of Concerned Scientists
Sustainable America: We act as a catalyst for the development and funding of innovative, entrepreneurial solutions to the impending food/fuel crisis.
Michigan Interfaith Power and Light Sustainability Framework
Dedicated to building a more just and sustainable food system: Michigan projects
Sustainability events in and around Ann Arbor.
The Center for Sustainable Systems, within the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, leads interdisciplinary research to support the design, assessment, and management of systems that meet societal needs in a more sustainable manner.
EPA-funded research projects at the University of Michgian
Michigan Student Sustainability Coalition: Statewide network of young people working towards sustainability.
Ann Arbor Green Map Project
Rain Garden Design links
Book: Engineering and Sustainable Community Development, By Juan C. Lucena, Jen Schneider, Jon A. Leydens, 2010.

BUSINESSES

UMich grad runs fresh-food distribution in Detroit
Ford Motor Company’s Thomas Niemann talks about sustainability
Burns and McDonnell 2012 Sustainability Summit Presentations
Ford Motor Company Sustainability Report
A3C is a client-focused, mid-sized architecture and interior design firm, dedicated to Sustainable designs.
Another architecture and interior design firm, dedicated to Sustainable designs.
Adaptive Building Solutions, LLC., is a sustainable green building company based in Ann Arbor, MI. Adaptive’s mission is to promote quality, sustainable green building practices and clean environments.
Helps Michigan business be more green.
Center for Automotive Research is working to make the auto industry more green.
NSF International is committed to protecting and improving human health on a global scale.
Ann Arbor-based Archiopolis Architects designs sustainable restaurant in Rochester
Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies 2012 Winner: GreeningDetroit.com
Southeast Michigan’s Reclaimed Wood Marketplace
Our vision is to save the planet one property at a time by helping landowners create habitat and better manage stormwater.
MIT and Pratt & Whitney design an environmentally friendly aircraft that could use 70 percent less fuel than existing planes.

SOME PAST EVENTS AND PROJECTS

Establishment of a framework and pilot project for inventorying and reporting the environmental performance of the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus.
Mission Zero Fest, described as “part sustainability symposium, part environmental exhibition, part green home tour, and part neighborhood block party” gives tours of ultra-green homes, workshops with sustainability experts, delicious food and great music in Ann Arbor Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10.
Where Green Meets Black: Michigan Sustainable Business Symposium
Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund Seeks Campus Sustainability Project Ideas

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