January 30, 2014
“During a recent World Environment Center roundtable in New York City, it became clear that modern challenges including urbanization, climate change and economic woes are forcing the public and private sectors to revamp their thinking about infrastructure.” Read the full blog
January 24, 2014
“This project was conceived as one where the environmental issues associated with what the industry had been using in the past were addressed, while also conveying a first mover competitive advantage over others who were forced to compromise on energy efficiency or product cost when choosing previous generations of blowing agent solutions,” Catania said. Read more
Call for Nominations – Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Emerging Scholar Award
January 22, 2014
The ARCS Emerging Scholar Award recognizes an emerging scholar in the area of corporate sustainability who is likely to make significant contributions to the advancement of corporate sustainability scholarship and practice. The award will be granted in recognition of a scholar’s existing body of research and in anticipation of future work, given the scholar’s research trajectory.
Nominations are due by February 15, 2014 | Details
December 11, 2013
November 25, 2013
Turning Vacant Urban Land into Productive Green Spaces
Our new feature profile highlights the work of SNRE Assistant Professor Josh Newell. Much of Newell’s urban sustainability research focuses on developing new models for coupling multiple ecosystem services within a single redeveloped urban space.
“More than half the world’s population lives in cities, and in the U.S. that number is closer to 80 percent,” Newell says. “Therefore, the urban sustainability decisions we make in our cities — including the type of houses we build, the way we move, how we use our land and the kind of goods we buy and consume — have ripple effects on natural, social and economic ecosystems around the planet.”
His recent work in nearby Detroit focuses on repurposing underutilized spaces to improve mobility, storm water management and air quality. Read the full profile
November 22, 2013
We challenged students to create short public service announcements that would inspire positive action on climate change. Eleven teams of students put their skills to the test. We are pleased to announce the 2013 winners. Read more
November 20, 2013
November 19, 2013
Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor
Join Erb Research Management Fellow, Kim Wolske, Brian Ellis and Knute Nadelhoffer for an engaging discussion about public policy, public concerns, potential hazards and risks for Michigan.
November 15, 2013
We challenged U-M students to create a public service announcement that would inspire positive action on climate change. Eleven teams of students put their skills to the test. Now is your chance to weigh in on the best video! Read more and vote here
November 13, 2013
Emily’s team proposal, Enabling Energy Efficiency in Rental Properties focuses on finance energy efficiency projects for rental properties. Jenny’s team proposal, Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the City of Detroit: Institutionalization and Spatial Analysis focuses on inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in Detroit.
Congratulations to all of the Dow Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainability! U-M Graduate Students Win Dow Awards to Pursue Sustainability Solutions in Southeast Michigan & India (pdf) or Read the story online