Student Life

Blue bike

U-M Planet Blue Guiding Principle

We will pursue energy efficiency and fiscally-responsibly energy sourcing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions toward long-term carbon neutrality.


  • All of Housing’s renovations exceed ASHRAE energy standards by 30%.
  • University Unions have dramatically reduced electrical, water and steam costs.
  • Across Student Life, divisions are using LED bulbs wherever possible.
  • With the use of motion sensors, insulation and other methods, Recreational Sports has decreased their energy usage and their CO2 emissions.
  • All of Michigan Dining renovations are engineered with sustainability as a top priority.
  • Bikes are available for rent through the Blue Bikes program managed by Recreational Sports in collaboration with other campus units.

How You Can Make A Difference, Too!

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