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2017 Sustainability Progress Report

Goal Progress

U-M continues to work toward our 2025 campus sustainability goals in the areas of climate, waste prevention, healthy environments and community engagement.

Climate Action

Reduce U-M greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent below 2006 levels


20% toward goal

Decrease vehicle carbon output per passenger trip by 30 percent below 2006 levels


50% toward goal

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Waste Prevention

Reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 40 percent below 2006 levels

8% toward goal
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Healthy Environments

Purchase 20 percent of U-M food from local and sustainable sources by 2025


70% toward goal

Protect the Huron River through stormwater-control strategies and reduce chemical applications to campus landscapes by 40 percent below 2006 levels


100% goal completed

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Community Engagement

While there is no metricĀ goal for community engagement, U-M is investing in programs to educate our community, track behavior and report progress over time toward a campus-wide ethic of sustainability.

View our Community Engagement efforts