CSS 25TH ANNIVERSARY - September 29-October 1, 2016

SNRE is pleased to host a grand celebration in honor of the Center for Sustainable Systems (CSS)25 years, 200 projects, 500 publications, 2,000 participants, and impact across the globe! CSS is an evolution of the National Pollution Prevention Center for Higher Education (NPPC), which was created in 1991 by a US EPA competitive grant.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Dana Building to celebrate, connect, and learn with friends old and new. Network with sustainability leaders from the public and private sectors, share career experiences, talk with current students about what's happening now, and help shape the CSS vision for the next 25 years!  Registration is required for all but the Wege Lecture.  Registration is now closed.

We are planning a full and enriching set of activities, including:


5:00 PM | Wege Lecture on Sustainability | Rackham Auditorium 
Professor William C. Clark, Harvard University
Pursuing Sustainability: Linking Science and Practice

6:30 PM | Wege Reception | Rackham Lobby
7:15 PM | Wege Dinner for pre-registered guests | Hussey Room, 2nd Floor, Michigan League 


8:30 - 1:30 | Registration Table Open | Ford Commons, 1st Floor, Dana Building
8:30 - 1:30 | History in the Making: An Interactive Collection Room 4315A Dana Building
8:30 - 10:30 | Breakfast Roundtables: Topical Conversations | Ford Commons, 1st Floor, Dana Building
10:30 - 11:30 | Poster Session: current student research Ford Commons, 1st Floor, Dana Building
11:30 - Noon | Optional Green Building Tour (or Break) | East Entrance, 1st Floor, Dana Building

Noon - 1:30 | Lunch | Ford Commons, 1st Floor, Dana Building

1:30 - 4:30 PM | Anniversary Symposium | Room 1040 Dana Building

6:00 - 9:00 PM | Founders' Barbecue: Honoring Jonathan Bulkley and Greg Keoleian | North Ingalls Mall


Noon- 2 PM | Zero-Waste Tailgate | North Ingalls Mall
3:30 PM | Michigan-Wisconsin Football Game

We will update this page as plans progress. Please check back regularly for new information.


Register early, as space for some events is limited. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.


All volunteers are appreciated! If you would like to help plan or volunteer for the event, please contact snre.info@umich.edu.

Alumni Planning Committee

  • Jonathan Koch (MS '96, MBA '96)
  • Peter Reppe (MS '99)
  • David Gard (MS '01, MBA '01)
  • Elizabeth Terry (MS '03, MBA '03)
  • Robb De Kleine (MS '09, MSE '09)
  • Shoshannah Lenski (MS '11)
  • Sundeep Ramachandran (MS '13, MSE '13)
  • Claire Boland (MS '14)


A 25-year milestone is noteworthy!  The best stories about NPPC / CSS are stored in your memory!  Tell us yours.  Share your living history. Shape our future at cssmemories@umich.edu.  Even if you can’t attend our celebration in person, please consider submitting your memories, old photos, video greetings, stories of where your NPPC/CSS experience has taken you, etc.   


Please note that this is a home football weekend, so hotel rooms can be hard to find. SNRE has reserved a room block at Weber's Inn for Thursday, September 29. Please see below for details.

Weber’s Inn
3050 Jackson Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 769-2500 or (800)-443-3050

To make reservations under the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) room block, go to www.webersinn.com. Enter your arrival and departure dates; enter UMSNR92916 in the group code field. Click on check availability and the rooms for this block will be available for you to reserve online or call Weber's at (734) 769-2500.

Ann Arbor Regent
2455 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 973-6100

Courtyard by Marriott
3205 Boardwalk Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 995-5900

Fairfield Inn
3285 Boardwalk Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 995-5200

Graduate Ann Arbor
615 E. Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (800) 666-8693 or (734) 769-2200

Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth
14600 Sheldon Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 354-0001

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
323 Zeeb Road North
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: (734) 827-1100

The Inn at St. John’s
44045 5 Mile Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 414-0600

Kensington Court Ann Arbor
610 Hilton Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (800) 344-7829 or (734) 761-7800

Marriott Livonia
17100 Laurel Park Drive North
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (734) 462-3100

Residence Inn Ann Arbor, Downtown
120 W. Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 662-9999

Sheraton Ann Arbor
3200 Boardwalk Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 996-0600

Have a room/need a room?
If you live in the Ann Arbor area and are willing to host guests, please contact Helaine Hunscher (hunscher@umich.edu) with details. Likewise, contact Helaine if you are interested in staying with a fellow alum.

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Questions? Please contact snre.info@umich.edu.