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University invests millions to grow environmental initiatives

September 28, 2011
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DETROIT, MI — The University of Michigan will spend millions of dollars to boost energy conservation and other forms of environmental sustainability, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The school plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent; decrease carbon output by 30 percent for every occupant of a university vehicle; and shrink the amount of waste sent to landfills by 40 percent by 2025, the article stated.

According to the article, the university is buying 37 hybrid vehicles, including seven hybrid buses; working with DTE Energy to install solar panels on its North Campus; and a golf center on its South Campus will be heated and cooled with geothermal technology.

"I want the message to be clear: Sustainability defines the University of Michigan," said U-M President Mary Sue Coleman.

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