business sustainability at the University of Michigan - May 2018

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Solar Energy Technology in Mexico's Coastal Regions

Using solar energy technology to address the global water crisis<p>At the Erb Institute, our students collaborate with students across campus—from both …

University of Michigan

Organic solar cells reach record efficiency, benchmark for commercialization

In an advance that makes a more flexible, inexpensive type of solar cell commercially viable, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated …

Clean Energy

Forward momentum at the Bonn climate conference

Although President Trump announced the intention to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, technically, we haven’t left it yet. In fact, we have to …

Energy injustice? Cost, availability of energy-efficient lightbulbs vary with poverty levels

Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new …

University of Michigan

Ecuador’s glaciers are disappearing fast, and this could spell trouble for industry and tourism

By Gabriel Thoumi and Ian Robinson<p>The glaciers along Ecuador’s eastern cordillera—Chimborazo, Cayambe, Antizana and Cotopaxi—are quickly …

Global Warming

Self-driving electric shuttle buses to begin at University of Michigan

A pair of self-driving shuttle buses should begin motoring around Ann Arbor this spring in an ambitious test of the new technology with the …

Climate resilience and agricultural prosperity

My role was to perform benchmarking research of other multinational food and beverage companies. I was responsible for scanning sustainability …

University of Michigan

Issues Of The Environment: Potential Impacts Of Connected Autonomous Vehicles Of The Future

Self-driving vehicles are meant to be the future of transportation, but there's much more to learn about how they could affect the environment. In …

Autonomous Vehicle

The hundred people behind your favorite pair of jeans

After the denim is woven, mill workers inspect every yard of fabric produced and send it off for finishing. Finally, a team of inspectors reviews the …

University of Michigan

Climate Change Strategies for Detroit Small Businesses - A Q&A with Managing Director, Terry Nelidov

Small Business

Report notes sustainability progress, highlights campus efforts

Sustainability efforts by the University of Michigan in 2017 have resulted in significant progress toward the university's 2025 campus sustainability …

Sustainability

How to Play Matchmaker to Social + Business Metrics - William Davidson Institute

Women working with Chakipi Acceso in Peru. Image courtesy of Chakipi.<p><b>Note: The following post was co-written by Rebecca Baylor, Heather Esper and</b> …

Management

Food Waste & Climate Change

The food you throw out every day might be contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates about one-third of …

Agriculture

Trump’s challenge to fuel-efficient car standards: an uphill battle

Carmakers haven't issued a unified call to roll back regulation to improve fuel economy, yet the EPA appears headed in that direction. With high …

I’m suing Scott Pruitt’s broken EPA - here’s how to fix it

Scott Pruitt

Sustainable Labs Spotlight

The University of Michigan has 2.8 million square feet of lab space for research and teaching and is ranked #1 in research volume among U.S public …

Sustainability