Graham Sustainability Institute http://wemu.org en Study To Help Residents Of Great Lakes Region Deal With Changing Water Levels http://wemu.org/post/study-help-residents-great-lakes-region-deal-changing-water-levels <p>The University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute is launching a study to determine how best to help people in the Great Lakes region deal with changing water levels.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:36:18 +0000 Bob Eccles 43523 at http://wemu.org Study To Help Residents Of Great Lakes Region Deal With Changing Water Levels Michigan Grad Students win Dow Distinguished Awards http://wemu.org/post/michigan-grad-students-win-dow-distinguished-awards <p>Four Teams of graduate students at the University of Michigan have won <a href="http://sustainability.umich.edu/news/dow-award-winners"><strong>Dow Distinguished Awards</strong></a> to pursue projects dealing with sustainability solutions.&nbsp;</p><p>Three of the winning teams will work on projects in Southeast Michigan, and the fourth is heading up a water management project in India.&nbsp;</p><p>Drew Horning is Deputy Director of the Graham Sustainability Institute.&nbsp; He says one of the winning proposals is the retrofitting of a 112-year-old house in Ann Arbor to be self-sustaining.<br /><br />Horning says other winning projects include a pilot project aimed at enabling energy efficiency in rental properties in Ann Arbor, a greenhouse gas inventory for the City of Detroit, and water demand management for improved adaptation by small farmers in India.</p><p>He says these projects have the ability to impact how we address and implement sustainability solutions in the future.</p><p><span style="font-family: 'nimbus sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">For more information about the Dow Distinguished Awards in Sustainability, visit the U-M Planet Blue website at&nbsp;</span><a href="http://sustainability.umich.edu/education/dow" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 86, 150); font-family: 'nimbus sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">http://sustainability.umich.edu/education/dow</a><span style="font-family: 'nimbus sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:01:56 +0000 Bob Eccles 37907 at http://wemu.org Michigan Grad Students win Dow Distinguished Awards Graham Sustainability Institute marks Climate Adaptation Week http://wemu.org/post/graham-sustainability-institute-marks-climate-adaptation-week <p>The University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute is marking Climate Adaptation Week.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://sustainability.umich.edu/events/climate-adaptation-week-graham-institute"><strong>Two free events highlight ongoing climate change adaptation projects at the institute.&nbsp;</strong></a></p><p>Beth Gibbons is Project Manager of Great Lakes Adaptation and Assessment for Cities at the Graham Institute.<br /><br />She says a Sustainability Town Hall event takes place Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery.&nbsp; There is also a climate-change related tour at the Nichols Arboretum Thursday from 10 am until&nbsp;12pm, starting at the Reader's Center.&nbsp;</p><p>More information at&nbsp;<a href="http://graham.umich.edu">graham.umich.edu</a>.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 02:31:10 +0000 Bob Eccles 37275 at http://wemu.org U-of-M Boasts New Online Sustainability Journal http://wemu.org/post/u-m-boasts-new-online-sustainability-journal <p>A new online journal launched this week by the University of Michigan&#39;s Graham Sustainability Institute makes academic sustainability research easier to understand and use.&nbsp;</p><p>Institute Doctoral Fellow and and Michigan Sustainability Journal Editor Nicholas Rajkovich says the journal grew out of a conversation between students on where they could publish their research.<br /><br />Rajkovich says policy makers and stake holders in different communities can use the Michigan Sustainability Journal to help them make decisions.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:29:50 +0000 Bob Eccles 35868 at http://wemu.org