UM: Sustainability

The Detroit Free Press reports on the University of Michigan’s new major sustainability initiative, announced by UM president Mary Sue Coleman at a speech on Tuesday. Efforts include building a solar panel field on north campus, investing in additional hybrid buses and other vehicles, cutting greenhouse gas emissions at the Ann Arbor campus by 25%, using 40% fewer chemicals for campus landscaping, and supporting more Michigan farmers and other food producers. The article quotes Coleman: “I want the message to be clear: Sustainability defines the University of Michigan. Combine maize and blue, and you get green.” [Source]