Interested in Sustainability at the University of Michigan?

Become a Planet Blue Ambassador

About the Program

The Planet Blue Ambassador program is the entry point to sustainability on campus. Our goal is to empower you with the information and resources you need to live, work, learn, and play sustainably at U-M.

THE TRAINING

Any U-M faculty member, staff, student, or alumnus can become an Ambassador by completing our introductory training. The training covers our campus sustainability goals, our progress on them to date, and how each of us can help contribute. You can complete the training online anytime, and we also offer a group training by request. Please note: you need a University of Michigan email to access the online training, so send pba-information@umich.edu a note if you do not already have one.

Our Campus Sustainability Goals

The University of Michigan is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions university-wide. In addition, we’re continuing to pursue our 2025 Goals:

GHG Reduction

Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel Efficiency

Waste Reduction

Waste Reduction

Protecting the Huron River

Protecting the Huron River

Sustainable Food

Sustainable Food

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Fostering A Culture of Sustainability

Once you complete the training, there is no required time commitment to be an Ambassador. That being said, we hope you will be inspired to lead by example and help others practice sustainable behaviors! All Ambassadors receive access to additional resources including our monthly e-newsletter and our blog, as well as events, workshops, tours, volunteer opportunities, and more.

  • Training
  • Updates & Resources
  • Continuing Education
  • Community

ADDITONAL RESOURCES

Sustainable Living Checklist

Interested in learning more about sustainable actions that you can take as a student at U-M? Look no further! This Sustainable Living Checklist is meant to help you assess your everyday habits and identify specific areas where you can minimize your environmental impact as you live, study, play, and grow at U-M.

Campus Sustainability Walking Tour

Interested in seeing and learning more about some of the sustainable features of our U-M campus? Complete our Campus Sustainability Walking Tour to explore campus, get your steps in, and engage with campus sustainability on a whole new level.