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Climate Change Student Video Contest: Watch, Vote, Share!!

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


Erb students win Dow Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainability

Erb students Emily Taylor (’14) and Jenny Cooper (’15) win Dow Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainability.

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

Ross alum featured in GreenBiz for University Sustainability

Ross alum, Brittany VanderBeek, references the Erb Institute for the dual degree program and interdisciplinary courses in her recent GreenBiz blog. 
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External Advisory Board member featured in Forbes magazine

Erb External Advisory Board member, Lauren Bigelow, featured in Forbes magazine. Congratulations Lauren and thanks for all of the great work you do! Read more (pdf)


Erb post-doc paper in Social Science Research Networks top 10 downloads

Congratulations to Erb post-doc Lianne Lefsrud for making the Social Science Research Networks (SSRN) top 10 downloads list with her recent paper: Being Entrepreneurial in Your Storytelling: an Institutional Tale (pdf)

New Erb blog posted on Triple Pundit

Jalal from A+ CSR Indonesia, Erb Director, Andy Hoffman and Erb Managing Director, Terry Nelidov unpack pressing business questions around sustainability, global-equity and the triple bottom line. Read more | Download the PDF

Andy Hoffman facilitates training sessions for nonprofit leaders

Andy Hoffman will be facilitating advanced training sessions for leaders from the following organizations:  EDF, Sustainability Consortium, National Climate Data Center, The World Environment Center and the University of Minnesota  for the Leopold Leadership Program March 16-19 at Stanford.
The training will focus on an integrated approach for collective impact-collaborating with private sector consortia, corporate partnerships with NGOs, and existing university initiatives – for solving complex problems. Be one of the first academics to join the conversations. Your voice is needed at the table! Read more

Erb entrepreneurs receive startup grants

Erb Institute’s Mayleben Family Venture Shaping Grant Winners

The following received a grant to pursue their startup idea:
Built LLC: Adam Bennett (’14), Shubhi Choudhary, Sundeep Ramachandran, and Jose Solis (’14)
Loop Hope: Marianna Kerppola (’16)
Network Finance: Brian Rassel (’16), Kelsea Ballantyne (’16), and John Serron (’16)

View the full list of start up award recipients

First year Erber on U-M Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights

Congratulations to first year Erb student, Kelsea Ballanytne (’16) for being appointed for a two year term on the U-M President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights from President Coleman.

What the government shutdown teaches millennials about advocacy

Erb student, Berry Kennedy (’14) contributes thoughts on ways the government shutdown can teach young sustainability professionals about policy. Read more

What the government shutdown teaches millennials about advocacy
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