The University of Michigan’s Office of Campus Sustainability has just released its 2011 Annual Sustainability Report.

Covering more than 170 environmental metrics, the report presents the university’s impact on the environment while highlighting examples of stewardship and sustainability efforts taking place throughout the Ann Arbor campus. Highlights from this year’s report include:

  • The completion of the Campus Sustainability Integrated Assessment
  • An announcement in September by President Mary Sue Coleman of five goals aimed to guide the university’s efforts at reducing environmental impact through the key themes of climate change, waste prevention, healthy environments, and community awareness.
  • An 8 percent reduction in energy use and a corresponding utility cost savings of $3.8 million annually in 71 buildings.
  • Waste reduction efforts resulting in a 3 percent drop in total waste production and a decrease in per-person trash levels of nearly 4 percent from fiscal year 2010.

Print versions of the report can be obtained by contacting Barbara Hagan.