Maddie Clough

GRADUATE STUDENT – 3rd Year Materials Chemistry PhD I’m now a third year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry. I grew up in rural Mid Michigan, so actually not too far from U of M, but I ended up going to Central Michigan University for my undergrad. There, I studied chemistry and I was…

Stuart Kirsch

FACULTY – Roy A. Rappaport Collegiate Professor of Anthropology I’m an environmental anthropologist, [though I wasn’t always one]. At the beginning of my career, I worked in Papua New Guinea with a group of people who lived downstream from a large copper and gold mine that was slowly destroying their environment. And, over time, I…

The Michigan Daily: LSA names 2024 as “Year of Sustainability”

This article was originally posted to The Michigan Daily by Andrew Baum on November 12, 2023. LSA Dean Anne Curzan announced in an email to the LSA community on Oct. 30 that the 2024 calendar year would be named the “Year of Sustainability” to support the University of Michigan’s role in envisioning campus climate practices. The Year…

The Michigan Daily: Office of Campus Sustainability hosts lunch-and-learn to teach the rules of composting

This article was originally posted on The Michigan Daily by Evangeline Doolittle on April 3, 2024. The Office of Campus Sustainability held a lunch-and-learn Wednesday afternoon as part of the LSA 2024 Year of Sustainability. During the event, Nicole Berg, program manager of the Office of Campus Sustainability, discussed the different means of recycling on campus and the details of what…

Sara Soderstrom

FACULTY – Director of Program in the Environment (PitE) “I grew up in a family of Wolverines. My parents met here.  My dad was starting med school and my mom was an Undergraduate Transfer, and they were up in Bursley cafeteria as the non first year students finding each other and hanging out. So I…

Ella Mannino

STUDENT – Chair of TREES Subcommittee “I’m from Ortonville, Michigan, which is about like an hour north of here, in between Flint and Pontiac. Ortonville is kind of a rural farm town, like I lived in the woods, so that’s a big part of why I care so much about the environment. I’m an International…

Caitlin Jacobs

STAFF – LSA Carbon Neutrality Program Manager “So I did grow up in a smaller town, in Kentucky. For anyone who grows up in that town, it’s cool to go downtown and see the flood wall…there are murals on the flood wall. You learn very early in your elementary education that there was this big…

Lashaun Jackson

STUDENT – SCANN, Graham Sustainability Scholar, MDining Sustainability and Community Engagement Intern, UM Sustainable Food Program, and member of the Maize & Blue Cupboard Student Advisory Council “For me, that first year in college was [during COVID]…all virtual. At the time, I was really interested in astronomy and astrophysics, actually, [but] my introduction to astronomy…