A merry-go-round that generates electricity to light a rural African schoolhouse is among the sustainability projects tackled this summer by a team of University of Michigan graduate students working with villagers in Liberia.
Planet Blue Ambassadors will model and teach sustainability practices and serve as “eco-representatives” to the University of Michigan community. The ultimate goal is to create a culture of sustainability across all UM units.
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Installation of a water-conserving irrigation system has helped the University of Michigan reduce the amount of water used on irrigation by 68 percent, saving an estimated $141,000 a year.
The organizers of the Green Living Festival hope that participants will do more than “Shop, Learn & Celebrate” at their three-day event in downtown Rochester starting May 13.
The official groundbreaking ceremony for the Henry Ford Community College’s new Science Center is Friday, April 1, at 3 p.m. HFCC officials say the event is another critical step in Henry Ford’s advancement as a place of research and learning, as well as an organization dedicated to the economic development of southeast Michigan.
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The greater Grand Rapids Community Sustainability Partnership has formed a new leadership team, appointed by Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, Grand Valley State University President Thomas J. Haas, and Grand Rapids Community College President Steven C. Ender, and has set goals for 2011 to help maintain Grand Rapids’ status as the most sustainable mid-size city in the U.S.
While the University of Michigan grew last year at a rapid 8-percent clip — including the campus’ largest physical expansion in 60 years — its aggressive sustainability efforts have simultaneously cut normalized energy use by 4 percent, water use by 3 percent and resulted in a decrease in per-person trash levels of nearly 5 percent, according to the institution’s Sustainability Annual Report.
Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR) said it is now the exclusive appliance provider for Houston, Texas-based Camden Property Trust (NYSE: CPT) to further the real estate company’s “Live Green” initiative. Under the agreement, Whirlpool will […]