LSA Year of Sustainability

As the largest, most academically diverse college at U-M, LSA has a unique opportunity and responsibility to center sustainability in college operations and support campus climate goals. Throughout the 2024 Year of Sustainability, we are collectively evaluating our current state and potential future actions to advance sustainability and carbon neutrality through our teaching, college culture, research, operations, facilities, and more.

Upcoming U-M Sustainability Events

The following events are pulled from Happening @ Michigan using the sustainability tag. More information on Year of Sustainability specific events is coming soon.

Latest News & Updates

Maddie Clough

GRADUATE STUDENT – 3rd Year Materials Chemistry PhD I’m now a third year PhD student in…

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Stuart Kirsch

FACULTY – Roy A. Rappaport Collegiate Professor of Anthropology I’m an environmental anthropologist, [though I wasn’t…

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Ella Mannino

STUDENT – Chair of TREES Subcommittee “I’m from Ortonville, Michigan, which is about like an hour…

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Caitlin Jacobs

STAFF – LSA Carbon Neutrality Program Manager “So I did grow up in a smaller town,…

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Lashaun Jackson

STUDENT – SCANN, Graham Sustainability Scholar, MDining Sustainability and Community Engagement Intern, UM Sustainable Food Program,…

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Daphne Matter

STUDENT – VIPs Fund & Graham Sustainability Scholar “So I’m from Seattle, Washington. I love my…

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Kelsey Dyez

STAFF – Climate Scientist in Julia Cole’s Climate Lab “I’m a climate scientist and studied geology…

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Juhi Pawar

STUDENT – Representative on TREES Subcommittee “I’m from, like, 30ish minutes away from Ann Arbor. When…

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Anne McNeil

FACULTY – Faculty Lead for the Year of Sustainability, Carol A. Fierke Collegiate Professor of Chemistry,…

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Andrew van Baal

STUDENT – Student Sustainability Coalition (SSC) + Student Carbon Neutrality Network (SCANN) “I’m a lifelong Michigander….

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Nate Sanders

FACULTY – Faculty Lead for Year of Sustainability & Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. “So…

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Land Acknowledgement

The University of Michigan is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe people. In 1817, the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Bodewadami Nations made the largest single land transfer to the University of Michigan. This was ceded ceremonially through the Treaty at the Foot of the Rapids so that their children could be educated. Through these words of acknowledgment, the nations’ contemporary and ancestral ties to the land and their contributions to the University are renewed and reaffirmed.


The University of Michigan is committed to advancing the mental health and wellbeing of its community. Climate change can be a particulary difficult topic. If you are experiencing anxiety related to climate change, please see these resources. Year of Sustainability will also feature programming and workshops on this intersection, and many members of the U-M community beyond LSA are actively involved in this work.