The University of Michigan is set to take the lead when it comes to green— thanks to a slew of changes aimed at creating a more sustainable campus. A committee made up of students, faculty, and staff, charged with finding ways to to improve the University’s efforts to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, with an expansion of the school’s food compost program and energy conservation in the health system and athletic facilities.
Experts will design a Zero Waste program for Michigan Stadium that will be tested during a game next year. To achieve these goals, the University says it will invest nearly $100 million to implement the committee’s recommendations. The biggest impact, however, is expected to come from the installation of additional gas turbine capabilities at the University’s central power plant that, pending Regent approval, may reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 percent.
More details can be found at ns.umich.edu/new