Student Life

Water bottle at water dispenser

U-M Planet Blue Guiding Principle

We will pursue land and water management toward improving the health of ecosystems and communities, protecting the Huron River water quality.


  • Housing and University Unions use Aqueous Ozone Custodial services, eliminating the need for many cleaning chemicals.
  • With the participation of Central Student Government, 11 residence halls, all University Unions buildings, and several Recreational Sports buildings have water refill stations.
  • All first year students are given BPA-free, reusable water bottles.
  • When it comes time to replace fixtures, low-flow fixtures are used.
  • We use Energy Star certified appliances ovens, grills, coolers, freezers, fryers, washers, driers & more.

How You Can Make A Difference, Too!

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