Tag Archives: News – Green

Washtenaw declares a climate emergency

The Board of Commissioners of Washtenaw County unanimously passed a declaration of climate emergency on September 18. The resolution calls for efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the area, aiming to end emissions in the county entirely no later than 2035, as well as calling upon the state and federal governments to also declare

U-M Solar Car Team

It was another successful year for the University of Michigan Solar Car Team at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, held in the Australian outback this past October. Their entrant, Electrum, completed the 1,800 mile, 5-day race with an impressive third-place finish, becoming the only American team whose car successfully finished the race. Electrum overcame high

From Trash to Treasure on Reuse Runway

SCRAP Box, Ann Arbor’s “creative reuse store” centered around inspiring its patrons toward unique and inventive ways of recycling materials, will hold its first “Reuse Runway” fashion show on October 26 as part of Briarwood Mall’s Boo Bash. This inaugural event will allow area designers to demonstrate their ability to turn materials, otherwise headed to

Autonomous Vehicles Now Delivering Food Using Bike Lanes

by Grace Jensen The REV-1, an innovative electric autonomous vehicle designed to act more like a bicycle than a car, is already delivering for two Ann Arbor restaurants. Designed and built by startup Refraction AI (founded by University of Michigan professors Matthew Johnson-Roberson and Ram Vasudevan), the REV-1 is different from other autonomous delivery vehicles

Addressing Climate Change with Jonathan Overpeck

Professor Jonathan Overpeck is an interdisciplinary climate scientist and the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. How is Michigan being affected by climate change relative to other parts of the U.S.? Climate change presents both opportunities and challenges. People in other parts of the country