Living Sustainably

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Love your Mother (Earth)

April 22, 2022 is Earth Day! Earth Day began in 1970 to spread awareness about the deterioration of the environment in the United States. Over 50 years later, there are still a lot of concerns over the changing climate and environment. Take a look at the following suggestions for how you can celebrate Earth Day and also carry out ideas through the rest of the year.

Student Gardening Survey

The UM Sustainable Food Program wants to hear from you about your experiences or ideas regarding student gardening! Please complete this survey to help us gather information on potential student gardeners who might be interested in learning more about growing food at the University of Michigan. This survey takes a couple of minutes to complete and we would love to hear from you. Leave your contact information on the last page for the chance to win 1 of 3 gift cards for the Campus Farm Stand.

2022 Food Summit - Rooting for Change

The UM Sustainable Food Program invites you to attend Rooting for Change: Student Food Summit on April 2nd at Palmer Commons from noon to 8pm! This event will consist of student-led Learnshops, Tiny Talks about Food Justice, and a networking happy hour. Well-being breaks to cultivate personal and community resilience will be integrated throughout the day with catered food and snacks. Registration is now open, we hope to see you there!

Planet Blue Student Leaders' Where2Throw Training

Hey Wolverines! Have you ever been confused about where to throw out your to-go boxes after takeout night? Have you thrown something in the recycling bin hoping that it is actually supposed to be recycled, but you’re just not sure? Have you wanted to start composting, but you’ve no idea where to start?


Celebrating Sustainably this Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating with friends (#galentinesday), on your own, or with your special someone, try to celebrate sustainably. This may seem impossible given the classic Valentine’s gifts (teddy bears, extravagant cards, imported flowers, etc), but we’re here to present you with the following eco-friendly gift alternatives that are just as great as the originals:


A long-lasting plant, instead of imported flowers