Category Archives: Sustainability

Sustainability Conference Coming Sept. 14

DETROIT — The second annual Michigan Sustainability Conference will be held Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Crowne Plaza Detroit, 2 Washington Boulevard.

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UM Graham Institute Research Grants Target Sustainability Challenges

ANN ARBOR — The Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan has awarded nearly $500,000 to support four sustainability-related research projects in the United States and abroad.

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Michigan Tech Part Of Federal Energy Saving Project

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University is one of 85 partners in a US Department of Energy-funded $70 million energy-saving project called the REMADE (Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions) Institute.

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Dow Sustainability Report Shows Progress

MIDLAND — Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) Monday released its 2015 Sustainability Report, culminating Dow’s decade-long 2015 Sustainability Goals, prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative G4 Guidelines, the most widely used framework for sustainability reporting used globally by businesses, governments and other organizations.

Dow’s 2015 goals resulted in significant, quantifiable improvements for the company in personal safety, environmental performance and economic value creation. Dow also renewed its commitment with the launch of Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals, the company’s third set of 10-year goals.

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Michigan Energy Fair Adds Sustainable Living, Emergency Readiness Events

MASON — The 16th annual Michigan Energy Fair will be held June 24-25 at the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason. But this year’s version of the event will feature two new additions: the Sustainable Living Summit 2016, and the Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo.

The theme of the event, “Connect Here,” aims to tie together industry and government leaders in sustainable lifestyles, to create sustainable homes, businesses and communities.

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Registration Deadline Nears for EcoWorks 7th Annual Breakfast

DETROIT — The deadline to register for the EcoWorks 7thAnnual Breakfast, featuring keynote speaker former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, is approaching.

The breakfast is set for Sept. 18 from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. at The Detroit Yacht Club, 1 Riverbank Drive, on Belle Isle. More than 150 professionals from the energy industry, businesses, government, non-profits, financial firms, and the community are expected to attend. Registration for the breakfast is $75 per person; tickets are also included with event sponsorship packages.

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LTU Among 9 Michigan Schools Named To Greenest Colleges List

SOUTHFIELD — Lawrence Technological University is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges in the country, according to “The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges” released in conjunction with Earth Day.

The Princeton Review chose the schools for this sixth annual edition of its “green guide” based on data from the company’s 2014 survey of hundreds of four-year colleges concerning commitments to the environment and sustainability. Responses from a student survey were also factored in.

Other Michigan schools on the list included Albion College, Aquinas College, Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, the University of Michigan, and Western Michigan University. None were ranked among the list’s top 50.

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Dow Launches 2025 Sustainability Goals

MIDLAND — Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) has released a set of corporate policies toward operating sustainably as a chemical company, leading toward a more sustainable business community and society.

Dow says its 2025 Sustainability Goals call for collaboration and product innovation, with a goal of improving the lives of a billion people and delivering $1 billion in cost savings or new cash flow by valuing nature in business decisions.

An online discussion between sustainability experts and Dow leaders, including Dow chairman and CEO Andrew N. Liveris, will be held at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 at http://www.DowHangout.comn. The discussion will be moderated by Alice Korngold, author and sustainability leader.

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LTU Students Win Sustainability Grants From Ford Fund

SOUTHFIELD — Two student projects at Lawrence Technological University have won $25,000 Ford College Community Challenge grants that promote sustainability and innovation.

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