School of Natural Resources and Environment

Master's Projects Archives

Master's Project Title Client Organization
Expanding Food Bank Impact Through Increased Healthy Food Access at Community Gardens and Sustainable Farm Production (2015) Greater Lansing Food Bank
Habitat Mapping and Site Based Curriculum Development for Increasing Organizational Capacity (2015) Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Developing and implementing a sustainable growth model for the Livingston Land Conservancy, a non-profit, all volunteer land conservancy (2015) Livingston Land Conservancy
Financed Emissions in the Financial Services Industry: Actionable Transparency or Meaningless Metrics & Greenwash? (2015) Comerica Bank
Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing Food Security in Underserved Populations - Phase 2 (2015) MELDI
Sun Edison (2015) Sun Edison
More than Me! Sustainable School Yard Design, Liberia (2015) Sustainability Without Borders
Climate Ready Great Lakes Cities (2015) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes Regional Team
Eco-Retreat Center Design in Jungle Farm, Liberia (2015) Sustainability Without Borders
ReFashion Livernois (2015) Dickinson by Design
The Intersection of Watershed Stress, Economic Growth and Corporate Community Programming in Africa (2015) Global Water Challenge
Renewable Energy Community Plan (2015) Northport Energy Action Taskforce
Resilient Urban Forest Project (2015) City of Baltimore, Office of Sustainability
Improving Energy Sustainability for the LTBB Reservation (2015) Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB)
Sustainable Habitat – Renewables and Energy Efficiency Improvements for Habitat for Humanity (2015) Habitat for Humanity Michigan
Ecological Restoration of the University of Michigan Golf Facilities (2015) University of Michigan Athletics, University of Michigan Golf Course (The Blue Course), Radrick Farms Golf Course
Evaluation of different approaches/methodologies for controlling nonpoint source pollution, reducing nutrient runoff and abating harmful algal blooms in a selected watershed within the Great Lakes basin (2015) Great Lakes Commission
Defining Next Generation Supply Chain Sustainability Performance & Resilience to Climate Change and Environmental Risks (2015) Schneider Electric, Energy & Sustainability
Reducing Diesel Emissions, Improving Air Quality, and Promoting Environmental Justice in Southwest Detroit (2015) Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV)
The Business Case for Sustainable Agriculture in Asia (2015) Kellogg Company
Reef Recreation – Designing with nature to redevelop an ecological catastrophe in the Atlantic Ocean into a flourishing aquatic habitat and coastal protection site (2015) Osborne Reef
Kruzof Island Management Plan (2015) Sitka Conservation Society
Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities, and Trade: Mapping Environmental Justice Project (2014) European Commission: Community Research and Development Information Service
Getting it Right: Policy Recommendations on Distributed Energy Resources for the Evolving Electric Power Sector (2014) Institute for Electric Innovation (IEE), DTE Energy
Environmental Trade-offs in Commodity Production (2014) The World Wildlife Fund, Transforming Markets Initiative
Education and Community at the UM Campus Farm (2014) UM Sustainable Food Program
Kalamazoo River Watershed Land Conservation Plan (2014) Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
Mobilizing New Mobility Innovation, Industry Development and Consumer Uptake for the Detroit Region (2014) Ford Motor Company
Solar for All: Providing Electricity to the Base of the Pyramid Through Social Entrepreneurship (2014) Ashoka: Solar for All Initiative
Fostering Implementation of a Regional Water Conservation Plan for the Roaring Fork Watershed (2014) Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC)
Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) -- Green House Gas Inventory for Municipal government (2014) Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
Corridor Performance: Measuring the Impacts and Benefits of Design on Urban Retail Corridors (2014) Jefferson East Business Association (JEBA)
Sustainability Business Case (2014) General Motors Company
Sleeping Bear Dunes Bay to Bay Paddle/Backpack Trail (2014) National Park Service - Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA)
Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing Food Security in Underserved Populations (2014) MELDI
REI (2014) REI
Examining and Evaluating Collaborative Methods and Strategies within the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) (2014) National Forest Foundation
Sustainability Initiatives for Beaumont Health System (2014) Beaumont Hospital
Environmental Flows for the Huron River System (2014) Huron River Watershed Council
Sustainable Agriculture in Tropical Forest Landscapes (2014) CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Public Transport Systems and Infrastructure Solutions to Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence on Hawaii Island (2014) The Kohala Center
Community-based Tools for U.S. Marine Protected Area Planning and Management (2014) NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center
Community Based Forest Governance and Institutions in the context of REDD+ in Tanzania (2014) International Forestry Research Center
Linking Land Use to Inland Lake Ecosystem Service Values The Natural Capital Project
The Demand for Carbon Offsets in the United States: A Snapshot of U.S. Buyers on the Global Voluntary and California Compliance Markets The Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, A.C.
Community Forestry and REDD+ in Nepal International Forest Resources and Institutions (IFRI)
An Analysis of Offshore Wind Development: A Non-market, Stated-Preference Approach to Measure Community Perceptions and Opinions and Estimate Willingness to Pay in Two Michigan Regions Great Lakes Wind Collaborative
Lower Boardman River Revitalization City of Traverse City, Michigan
Climate Change Adaptation in Great Lakes Cities U-M Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Great Lakes Climate Change Cities Assessment- GLACC-C Project
Innovations for LEAP GI: Green Infrastructure Analysis, Design, and Application in Detroit's Lower East Side Lower East Side Action Plan (LEAP)
Bridging Sustainability: Growing Triple-Bottom-Line Businesses Through Learning, Change and Leadership Green Garage Detroit
Bringing Renewable Energy to Camp Michigania: An Assessment and Educational Plan for Implementing Renewable Energy Strategies Camp Michigania
Crucial Creeks Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
InterNational Bank Corporate Responsibility Strategy Grupo Financiero Banorte
The BrightLight Foundation - Building a Business Plan for Solar Lamp & Cell Phone Charger Distribution (2013) The BrightLight Foundation
Institutionalizing Sustainable Food: Creation and Implementation of the UM Sustainable Food Program and Campus Farm University of Michigan Botanical Garden
Air Emission Characterization for Hydraulic Fracturing Operations in the United States Major Oil & Gas Servicing Company
Growing Our Place: Beecher High School Outdoor Classroom Project UM-Flint Office of University Outreach
Pursuing Sustainability with UMHS' Patient Food & Nutrition Services: Aligning Sustainable Practices with Healthcare Delivery University of Michigan Health System
From Home Energy Audit to Retrofit and Beyond (2013) DTE Energy
Restoring the Shiawassee Flats: Estuarine Gateway to Saginaw Bay U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
Facilities Energy Management Audit and Recommendations at Yellowstone National Park (2012) Yellowstone National Park
Water for All: Sustainable Solutions for Reducing and Utilizing Sarvajal's Reverse Osmosis Brine in Northwestern India (2012) Piramal Water Private Ltd, -- a leading social enterprise in India (under the brand Sarvajal, Water for all)
Life-Cycle Modeling and Environmental Impact Assessment of Commercial Scale Biogas Production (2012) Swedish Biogas International LLC
Michigan Green Communities (2012) U.S. Department of Energy
Developing Policy on Environmental Quality, Schools, and Health (2012) Kresge Foundation
Redesigning the Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway - Improving Environmental and Cultural Sustainability by Creating Identity (2012) Scenic Highway Foundation
Visioning the Allen Creek Greenway: Designing a Path, Creating a Place (2012) Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy
Scaling up Payments for Watershed Services: Recommendations for Increasing Participation in Watershed Conservation Among Non-Industrial Private Forest Landowners in the Sebago Lake Watershed, Maine (2012) World Resources Institute
Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Case Studies in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, MI (2012) Great Lakes Cities Climate Change Integrated Assessment
Enhancing Sustainability at Lower Huron Metropark (2012) Huron-Clinton Metroparks
Water Resource Management at the Mpala Conservancy (Laikipia District, Kenya) Mpala Wildlife Foundation
Modeling Effective Behavior Change Strategies for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (2012) Chesapeake Bay Trust
Creating Sustainable Neighborhood Design for Legacy Cities: A New Framework for Sustainability Assessment (2012) Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP)
A Comprehensive Plan for an Ecological Restoration-based Eco-toursim Program at Glacial Park (2012) McHenry County Conservation District
Hannahville Indian Community Forestland Acquisition and Forest-based Business Planning Initiative (2012) Hannahville Indian Community
Aurora Organic Dairy Phase III: Corporate Sustainability Report (2011) Aurora Organic Dairy
Sustainability at Banorte: A Comprehensive CSR Strategy (2011) ImpactOmh and Banorte
Renewable Energy Strategy for Southern Company (2011) Southern Company
Vehicle Electrification Facilitating the Integration of Renewable Energy: An Analysis of the Provision of Ancillary Services via Networked EVs (2011) Better Place
Urban Revitalization through Art, Community and Ecology: The Heidelberg Project (2011) The Heidelberg Project
Financing Strategies for Municipal Energy Efficiency (2011) Clean Energy Coalition
Climate Change Adaptation in U.S. Cities (2011)
The Potential for Micro-algae and Other "Micro-crops" to Produce Sustainable Biofuels (2011) National Wildlife Federation
Climate Ready Great Lakes (2011) NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Great Lakes Regional Team
Jocko Valley Trails (2011) Jocko Valley Trails Committee
Building a Sustainable Community in Africa - Mpala Wildlife Conservancy (2011) Mpala Wildlife Foundation
Ecological Assessment, Mapping, and Prioritization of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks (2011) Huron-Clinton Metroparks
Transmission-Related Policy Options to Facilitate Offshore Wind in the Great Lakes (2011) Great Lakes Commission
The Detroit SUN Project: SUN = Sustainable Urban Neighborhood (2011)
Green Brewery Project (2011) Arbor Brewing Company
Campus Energy Management via the IP Network: A Feasibility Study for Achieving Energy Efficiency via EnergyWise (2011) Cisco Systems
Renewing Ranobe for Tomorrow: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Development in Madagascar (2011) Ho avy
Restoration of a Multi-Functional Landscape: Mill Creek after Dam Removal (2010) Village of Dexter, MI
Sustainable Urban Redevelopment in Detroit (2010) Jefferson East Business Association
Renewable Energy in the California Desert: Mechanisms for Evaluating Solar Development on Public Lands (2010) The Wilderness Society
Holy Cross Abbey: Reinhabiting Place (2010) Holy Cross Abbey
Transit Oriented Development in Detroit (2010) Detroit Department of Transportation
Area Based Development and Climate Change (2010) The World Bank (Social Development Department)
Greening Brownfield Properties (2010) ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc
Fostering Implementation of the Roaring Fork Watershed Plan (2010) Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC)
Assessing the Freshwater Conservation Potential of Terrestrial Protected Areas (2010) The Nature Conservancy
A Forest in the City: Exploring place-based education with the US Forest Service (2010) USDA Forest Service, Urban Connections Program
Dynamic Pricing Tariffs for DTE's Residential Electricity Customers (2010) DTE Energy
Charting the Course for Sustainability at Aurora Organic Dairy: Phase 2 Water Use, Nutrient Use and Waste Generation (2010) Aurora Organic Dairy
Ungulate Pathways of the West: Examining Conservation Challenges & Opportunities for Ungulate Migrations (2009)
Sustaining Hope: A Strategic Plan for Growing Hope in Ypsilanti, MI (2009) Growing Hope
Boyne Mountain Resort Environmental Sustainability Management Plan (2009) Boyne Mountain Resort
Corn Ethanol and Wildlife: How are policy- and market-driven increases in corn plantings affecting habitat and wildlife? (2009) National Wildlife Federation
The St. Marys River Watershed: Planning for Biodiversity Conservation (2009) The Nature Conservancy
New Mobility: Providing Solutions to Social and Environmental Problems in Urban Slums of Developing Regions (2009) Ford Motor Company
The Case for New Transmission in the U.S.: Meeting the Need for Large-Scale Renewable Energy (2009) American Wind Energy Association
Charting the Course for Sustainability at Aurora Organic Dairy: Phase 1 Energy & Carbon Footprint Analysis (2009) Aurora Organic Dairy
Hybrid Organization Innovations Toward Sustainability (2008) William Davidson Institute
Valuing Water: A Globally Sustainable Approach for the Pharmaceutical Industry (2008) Merck & Co., Inc.
Residential Green Roof Implementation in Washington, DC: A Stormwater Management Tool for an Impervious Urban Environment (2008)
Fish Consumption and Environmental Justice on the Detroit River AOC (2008) Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER)
Visions of Argo: Alternative Futures for Ann Arborí¢â‚¬â„¢s Riverfront (2008) Huron River Watershed Council
Biodiversity Conservation and Collaborative Management in Jamaicaí¢â‚¬â„¢s Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (2008) Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust
Future Management Strategies for El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico (2008) El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
New Mobility Solutions for South Africa & India: A Framework for Success (2008) Ford Motor Company
Evaluating Renewable Energy Options for BHP Billiton's Global Assets (2008) BHP Billiton
Renewables, Policy and the Cost of Capital: Improving Capital Market Efficiency to Support Development of . . . (2007) United Nations Environment Program, Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative
Sustainable Redevelopment of a Post-Industrial Brownfield Site:A Case Study in the Nationí¢â‚¬â„¢s í¢â‚¬Å“Vehicle City,í¢â‚¬  Flint, Michigan (07) Genesee Institute & Genesee County Land Bank
River Raisin Watershed Management Planning (2007) River Raisin Watershed Council
Project Katrina (2007) Louisiana Bucket Brigade
Assessment of the India River Linking Plan: A Closer Look at the Ken-Betwa Pilot Link (2007) Center for Environmental Education
Northeast Michigan Integrated Assessment: Connecting Great Lakes Coastal Access, Tourism, and Economic Development (2007) Michigan Sea Grant
Demand Analysis and Optimization of Renewable Energy: Sustainable Rural Electrification of Mbanayili, Ghana (2007)
Reinventing Wingfield Pines: Creating a Regional Showcase for Floodplain Rehabilitation in a Post-mined Landscape (2007) Allegheny Land Trust
Analysis of the Priorities, Obstacles & Opportunities for Implementing State Wildlife Action Plans in the Northeast U.S. (2007) National Council for Science and the Environment
Building Green for the Future, Volume 2 : Hotel Development and Operations in North America (2007) Sustainable Conservation
Investigating Opportunities to Strengthen the Local Food System in Southeast Michigan (2006) Food System Economic Partnership
New Mobility Strategies for Ford Motor Company (2006) Ford Motor Company
Corporate Strategies for Addressing Climate Change (2006) Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Planning for the Strategic Redevelopment of Downtown Detroit (2006) Downtown Detroit Partnership
People, Parks, and Partnerships (2006) National Park Service
Michigan at a Climate Crossroads: Strategies for Guiding the State in a Carbon-Constrained World (2006) National Environmental Trust
Smart Agritech Industry and Organization Mapping (2015) Smart Agriculture Analytics (SAA)
PepsiCo Post-Consumer Waste Recycling in Southeast Asia (2012) PepsiCo
Comprehensive inventory and analysis of Michigan’s current and potential resource recovery infrastructure (2015) Michigan Recycling Coalition
Promoting Recycle Ann Arbor Services to UMichigan Students (2013) Recycle Ann Arbor
Climate Change Mitigation, Avoided Deforestation and Commodity Agriculture: Certification of Sustainable Cattle Farming Practices in Brazil (2016) CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Urban Agriculture (2013) U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Mulberry Hill Greenhouse Home (2015) Mulberry Hill
Max Brandon Park Watershed Management Plan (2015) Genesee Conservation District
(2011) Planning for Carbon-Neutral Municipal Operations City of Ann Arbor Energy Office
Evaluating a Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Ordinance for the City of Ann Arbor (2013) Recycle Ann Arbor
Revitalizing the Grand River Corridor: Activating the Rouge River Farmington/Farmington Hills Corridor Improvement Authority (F/FHCIA)
Establishing a Sustainable and World Class Ecotourism and Educational Site in Chiang Mai, THAILAND (NO LONGER VIABLE) Voluntourists Without Borders (VWB)/ Track of the Tiger
Driving Fleet Efficiency with Data, Tools, and Training (2012) Clean Energy Coalition
Development of Risk Criteria, Environment Monitoring, and Information Kits for Farmers and Landowners Affected By High Volume Horizontal Hydraulic Fracking (2015) Frog Holler Organic Farm
Max Brandon Park Forestry Management Plan (2015) Genesee Conservation District
(2011) Analysis of Community-Based Fisheries Management in the Sian Kaí¢â‚¬â„¢an Biosphere Reserve, Quintana Roo, Mexico COBI (Community & Biodiversity, NGO)
Strategies to address flooding remediation at Horseshoe Lake: evaluating wetland storage capacity, upstream detention and weir removal (2016) Horseshoe Lake Corporation, a non-profit organization
INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR: LOCALIZATION: ADAPTATIONS FOR THE 80% DOWNSHIFT --NOT A PROJECT BUT A SEMINAR N/A
Light Pollution (2013) U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Develop Sustainability Procurement Standards for the City of Houston (2012) City of Houston Office of Sustainability
My Mississippi: Nutrient Reduction in the River Basin (2015) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(2011) Sustainable Agriculture Design and Life-Cycle-Analysis for Brines Farm Operation Brines Farm
Hayes Township/Camp Sea-Gull Park and Recreation Plan (2015) Hayes Township, Charlevoix County
Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office Municipal Street Lighting Consortium (2016) Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office
Creating a Sustainable Facility (NO LONGER VIABLE) Camp Michigania
Greening the "Big House" (NO LONGER VIABLE) University of Michigan (unconfirmed)
Economic Development Report for Clean-tech/Green Job Growth in Houston (2013) City of Houston Office of Sustainability
Slow Food “Snail of Approval” Sustainable Business Certified Label (2015) Slow Food Huron Valley (Ann Arbor Slow Food USA chapter)
Accurately Valuing Energy Upgrades in Real Estate (2015) Clean Energy Coalition
(2011) A Strategic Plan for the Ann Arbor Farmers Market City of Ann Arbor Farmers Market
The cost of no action in the fisheries of the Gulf of California, Mexico (2015) Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza A.C. in Spanish)
(2011) Doing the Right Thing for Wrights Lake The Wege Foundation
Building a Business Plan Ensuring Market Access for MakaPads in Uganda (2016) Sustainability Without Borders
Behavior change for City of Houston employees (2012) City of Houston Office of Sustainability
Sustainable Tourism OR Climate Change - WITHDRAWN Okavango Research Institute
Community Benefits at State Level Public Utilities Commission (2015) The Greenlining Institute
(2011) Marsh Restoration and Education Michigan Sea Grant
Comparative analysis of mining laws and regulations from countries currently undertaking mining activities in Mexico: Russia, United States, Canada, and China (2015). Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza A.C. in Spanish)
2016 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Sustainability Report Card Sustain Charlotte
Eco-Districts in Student Neighborhoods (2013) City of Ann Arbor
Kale to the Victors: Food Distribution Strategies for the UM Campus Farm (2015) UM Sustainable Food Program
Ecosystem Services Pricing Strategy DOW Chemical
Defining a Software Company's Sustainability Strategy and Developing a GRI G4 Report (2015) Verego
(2011) Policy for Large-scale Restoration of Surface Mine Sites Coal River Mountain Watch
Twain’s Frog, the Beautiful Serpent, and Recreation Equity in the San Francisco Bay Area (2015) Wild Equity Institute
(2011) Sustainable Community Development (Lansing, MI) Allen Neighborhood Center
Forecasting the Future of Residential Construction: Case Studies of the Factory-Built Construction Market - NO LONGER VIABLE/ WITHDRAWN (2013) TBD
Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing Food Security in Underserved Populations - Phase 3 (2016) The Multicultural Environmental Leadership Development Initiative (MELDI)
Natural Features Inventory for City of Trenton, MI (NO LONGER VIABLE) Trenton Planning Commission
Conservation on U.S. and Canadian Agricultural Lands: an Assessment (2012) Certified Wildlife Friendly
Developing a marketing and outreach plan for the Washtenaw Food Hub (2015) Washtenaw Food Hub
Evaluating the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) B-WET Watershed Education Program (2013) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) B-WET
Assessing Change as a Result of Conservation Service Work: A Collaboration with Student Conservation Association (2015) Student Conservation Association (SCA)
(2011) Upgrade Ann Arborí¢â‚¬â„¢s Natural Feature and Natural Areas Information City of Ann Arbor
Identifying Impacts of Fuel Economy/Greenhouse Gas Standards on Vehicle Quality using Content Analysis (2015) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation & Air Quality
(2011) Saginaw Wetlands: Comprehensive Conservation Michigan Nature Association
Assessing Opportunities for Energy Efficiency and Other Sustainability Initiatives in the Healthcare Sector (2012) Practice Greenhealth
Sustainable Sourcing and Expansion for Frita Batidos (2016) Frita Batidos
Planning for Carbon-Neutral Municipal Operations (NO LONGER VIABLE) City of Ann Arbor, Energy Office
Evaluating Food Waste Reduction for the City of Ann Arbor (2013) Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division with the Washtenaw County Food Policy Council Food Waste and Packaging Subgroup
Miller's Big Red Apple Orchard and Commercial Aquaponics (2015) Miller's Big Red
(2011) Valuing the Impact of Climate Change on Natural Resources: Deschutes River Watershed (Phase 2) Trout Unlimited
Effects on Low-Income Households of Vehicle Greenhouse Gas/Fuel Economy Standards (2015) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation & Air Quality
Sustainable Coffee in Costa Rica and Nicaragua (2016) CIMS Sustainable Markets Intelligence Center, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica
Climate Change Strategy: Integrating Climate Change to Banorte Financial Group Products and Services – A Strategy to Mitigate and Adapt to Mexico’s Exposure to Climate Change (2012) Grupo Financiero Banorte (Banorte Financial Group)
National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan and Carbon Footprint Assessment (2015) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Coastal Programs
Sustainable Energy Mapping and Education for the Web and Mobile Devices (2015) Integrity Applications Incorporated (IAI)
(2011) Blight & Deconstruction Benefits Michigan Department of Natural Resources & Environment
Celebrate Hummingbirds: Hummingbirds, Phenology, and Climate Change (2012) Environment for the Americas (EFTA)
Marketing and Outreach Plan for Detroit Sustainable Seafood Network & LFS Indoor Farm (2016) Latino Family Services (LFS)
Spatial Prioritization of Coastal Habitats and Climate Hazards to Protect Great Lakes’ Communities (2013) Alliance for the Great Lakes
Reducing Nutrient Losses from Agricultural Ecosystems Union of Concerned Scientists, Division of Food & Environment
Hybrid Renewable Microgrids (2015) HOMER Energy
(2011) Strategies to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of the UM Biological Station University of Michigan Biological Station
Sierra Nevada Sustainability Matrix & Sierra Nevada Sustainability Toolkit (2013) Sierra Nevada Alliance
Environmental Impacts and Solutions in Simpson Bay Lagoon, St. Maarten (2016) Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC)
Developing Research and Management Needs for the Lake Superior National Research Reserve (2012) Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
Detroit E3 Initiative (Energy, Environment, Economy) Support and Evaluation Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)
High School Investigation of Southeast Harbor, Deer Isle, ME (2015) Island Heritage Trust
Systemic Analysis of Honduran Deforestation Nefos (a local NGO working on park management and environmental education)
Kale to the Victors: Food Distribution Strategies for the UM Sustainable Food Program (2016) UM Sustainable Food Program
International Scoping and Strategy Development to Advance Investments in Ecosystems for Water-related Services and Associated Benefits (2013) World Resources Institute
Sustainable Sanitation for Small Communities in Liberia (2015) Sustainability Without Borders
The Value of Urban Park Systems: A Mixed Methods Study (2015) Sasaki Associates, Inc
Ecological Restoration of the Vishwamitri River (NO LONGER VIABLE) An NGO in India
Model Climate Change State Adaptation Plan National Wildlife Federation
Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing Food Security in Underserved Populations - Phase 2 (2015)
(2011) Development of Sustainability Criteria for Carpet and Specialty Cleaning Service Green Seal
Eco-Park: Organics and Energy Recovery Center (2013) Quantalux, LLC
Stone Paper LCA (2016) Taiwan Lung Meng Technology Co. Ltd
Increasing recycling in public spaces (2013) Keep America Beautiful
Double Energy Productivity at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Campus (2016) Johnson Controls, Inc.
Autonomous Vehicles for a Sustainable City: Opportunities, Obstacles and Strategies for Early Deployment (2015) University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center (MTC)
Odontocete Conservation in Maui County Pacific Whale Foundation
RecycleBank Rewards Analysis: Effective Conservation Behavior Approach to Increase Recycling for Multi-family Residents and/or Businesses? City of Ann Arbor, Public Services
Evaluating the impacts on non-fish wildlife of replacing road/stream crossings in northern Michigan: Practical recommendations for on-the-ground projects (2015) Conservation Resource Alliance
(2011) Development of Sustainability Criteria for Mattresses, Pillows and Related Bedding Products Green Seal
(2011) Restoring Maple Island: A Preliminary Assessment Maple Island/ Maple River Restoration Committee & Muskegon River Watershed Assembly
Integrated resource planning (IRP) as a framework to guide electric utility decisions in Michigan (2013) Michigan Environmental Council
Improving Institutional Access to Energy-Reduction Incentives through Research and Education (2016) Ecology Center
Developing a Social Media Strategy to Encourage the Next Generation of Car Buyers to Choose Clean Vehicles (2012) Safe Climate Campaign
Stuck in the Muck: Addressing the challenge of beach muck in the Great Lakes (2015) Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Cats and Birds in Washtenaw County, MI (2015) Bird Center of Washtenaw County, Inc.
Mediterranean Ecoystem Conservation Project The Nature Conservancy
Quantifying the Effects of Energy Education WARM Training Center
Customer Engagement Towards Positive End of Life Product Decisions - NO LONGER VIABLE/ WITHDRAWN (2012) Johnson & Johnson
Impacts of Wind Energy on Greater Sandhill Cranes (2016) Michigan Audubon
Effects on Low-Income Households of Vehicle Greenhouse Gas/Fuel Economy Standards (2013) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation & Air Quality
Targeting agribusiness financing as a mechanism for reducing nutrient pollution (2015) U-M Water Center
Developing a Sustainable Supply Chain for a growing small business in Liberia, West Africa (2015) Ministry of Fruit
Conservation of Blue and John Crow National Park Jamaica Conservation Development & Trust
Elements of Success for Landscape Level Ecological Plans National Wildlife Federation
A Comprehensive Assessment of Mitigation in Coastal Louisiana (2012) Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
Land Management, Chemical Use and Campus Sustainability (2016) Office of Campus Sustainability (OCS)
Identifying Impacts of Vehicle Fuel Economy/Greenhouse Gas Standards on Vehicle Quality: A Content Analysis (2013) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation & Air Quality
Innovate the non-profit environmental business model: Divestment, Increased Revenues, and Strategic partnerships (2015) West Michigan Environmental Action Council (non-profit organization)
Impacts of Public Transportation on Washtenaw County (2013) Ann Arbor Transportation Authority
Evaluating Sustainable Energy Options for a Multifamily Multicultural Residential Cooperative University Townhouses Cooperative
UNESCOí¢â‚¬â„¢s Man and Biosphere Project UNESCO/Man and Biosphere
Health Impact Assessment: Bringing a Public Health Lens to a Watershed Action Plan (2015) US Environmental Protection Agency/Office of Research and Development/Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program
(2011) Sustainable Site Solution for Grass Lake Sanctuary Michigan Center For Sustainability at Grass Lake Sanctuary
Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the Supply Chain Initiative (2013) Practice Greenhealth
Ecological Learning Laboratory at Historic Barns Park, Traverse City (2016) SEEDS, an ecologically inspired, solutions-oriented nonprofit organization
Great Lakes - Geospatial Responsibilities (GL-GR) (2013) U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Region 3, Ecological Services NWI
Alpena Township South Corridor Improvement Project (2016) Alpena Township / South Bay Corridor Association
Developing a Water Recycling System in Oaxaca, Mexico (NO LONGER VIABLE) Piña Palmera
Solving the Mystery of Marine Protected Area (MPA) Performance: Linking Governance, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, and Human Well Being (2013) World Wildlife Fund, U.S. Conservation Science Program
Planning for UM Field-Teaching and Research Properties in SE Michigan (2015) SNRE
Greening the Main Street Commons Condominium Complex Main Street Commons Condominium Association
(2011) Refining the Chicago Wilderness Green Infrastructure Vision for Michigan City, Indiana, Resource Protection Areas The Field Museum, Division of Environment, Culture and Conservation (ECCo)
Energy Efficiency at Camp Michigania – How can We Do More with Less? (2013) Camp Michigania
Growth Plan for an Outdoor School in Northern California (2016) Sierra Nevada Journeys
Carbon Sources, Sinks and Offsets in Global Forest Investments (2016) Global Forest Partners LP
Financial Sustainability of Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development in the Sierra Gorda of Mexico (NO LONGER VIABLE) Grupo Ecologico Sierra Gorda, I.A.P.
CHANGE: Creatively Helping Audubon’s Next Generation Evaluation (2015) National Audubon Society
Incorporating Huckleberry Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Collaborative Natural Resource Management USDA Forest Service (Mt. Hood National Forest)
Develop Cost Efficient and Low-Impact Methods to Maintain Minimum Hoop House Temperature Year-Round (2015) Arbor Teas
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum Master Plan (2013) For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
Developing a comprehensive Land Management Plan for the Kalamazoo Nature Center’s eight properties (2016) Kalamazoo Nature Center
Improving the Assessment of GHG and Criteria Air Pollution Emissions from Nonroad Agriculture Engines in the United States (2013) US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Transportation & Air Quality
Developing a Climate Action Plan with Stockton, California San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization (SJVCEO)
(2011) Reconnecting Fish Habitat: Development of Management Tools for Removal of Barriers to Fish Movement in Southeastern Michigan Streams Michigan DNRE, Fisheries Division, Lake Erie Management Unit
Procurement & Supply Chain Sustainability Strategy (2013) General Motors Company
Engaging School Groups at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago: A Study on Effective Educational Programming for Students (2013) The John G. Shedd Aquarium
Resilience of Coastal Communities in Response to External Stressors (2016) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)
Natural Land Management Tools to Characterize & Quantify Sustainable Value of Brownfield Properties (COMBINED W/ OTHER PROJECT) ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc
Sustainability In Faith Communities (2013) Michigan Interfaith Power and Light (IPL) in association with National Interfaith Power and Light (IPL)
The Evolution of Water Resource Management – Integrating Water Risks in Corporate Sustainability (2015) Schneider Electric, Energy & Sustainability
High Mass Solar Heating Retrofits for Existing Homes (NO LONGER VIABLE) AmmEn Design, LLC
Indicators and Metrics for Tracking Energy Productivity of Regions, States and Localities (2015) Alliance to Save Energy
(2011) Integrated Assessment of Development and Conservation Plans for Ansupa Lake in Orissa, India Government of Orissa, INDIA (Ansupa Lake Development Project)
Green Embassies as “Green Ambassadors” – Economical, Political and Environmental Potential (2013) swisscleantech is a not for profit business association based in Zurich/Switzerland (representing 300 leading Cleantech companies in Switzerland, as well as leading science, investors, and government bodies).
Statewide Analysis of Sewage Discharge into Ohio Waterways (2013) Ohio Environmental Council
Six Points Property Master Plan (2016) The Wyandot of Anderdon Nation, Trenton, Michigan
Human carrying capacity of the Wilderness designated areas within the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (2013) Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Strategic Direction for Green Jobs Development in Flint, MI (NO LONGER VIABLE) Sustainergy
Testing the Efficiency Gap: Why Does it Appear that Consumers Under-Invest in Energy-Conserving Technologies? U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation & Air Quality (OTAQ)
Digital Fabrication – Business Models & Frameworks ensuring Sustainable Material Flows (2012) swisscleantech is a not for profit business association based in Zurich/Switzerland (representing 300 leading Cleantech companies in Switzerland, as well as leading science, investors, and government bodies)
Expanding a Comprehensive Sustainability Strategy in the Healthcare Sector with Beaumont Health System (2016) Beaumont Health System (BHS)
The Effects of Asian Long-horned Beetle (ALB - Anoplophora glabripennis) in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Better Understanding the Sensitivity of Selected U.S. Economic Sectors to Water Scarcity (2015) NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NOAA/NCDC)
Greening a Medical Facility for Elderly Patients/Residents (Sustainability, Landscaping, Local foods, etc.) (NO LONGER VIABLE) Brookhaven Medical Care Facility
(1) Climate Change adaptation, supply chain risks and financial reporting; (2) How adaptation technical assistance available in other countries could inform future U.S. efforts; (3) Climate change adaptation and design standards (2015) U.S. Government Accountability Office
Bikesharing Impact Study - mobility behavior, environmental and health benefits, and potential for local, small business development (2012) swisscleantech is a not for profit business association based in Zurich/Switzerland (representing 300 leading Cleantech companies in Switzerland, as well as leading science, investors, and government bodies).
Automotive Structural Adhesives Life Cycle Assessment (2012) Dow
Hartley Outdoor Education Center School Based Environmental Educational Reforestation and Land Management Plan (2016) Hartley Outdoor Education Center/ Saginaw Intermediate School District
National Climatic Data Center Industry Engagement Strategies (2015) NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NOAA/NCDC)
Building and Applying Sustainable Biogas Solutions to Wider African Pastoral Landscapes Mpala Wildlife Conservancy
Digesting Organics: Evaluating the economics and sustainability of onsite organic waste management (2015) Digested Organics LLC
Economic valuation of marine mammal watching in the Gulf of California, Mexico (2015) Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature
(2011) Great Lakes Catastrophic Perils & Solutions Environmental Law & Policy Center
(2011) Ecosystem Services Analysis of the Otay River Valley in South San Diego County, California WiLDCOAST
Analysis of Leading 3rd Party Initiatives Promoting Supply Chain Sustainability (2012) Dow
Landscape-Level Planning: Lessons Learned from the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (2016) Bureau of Land Management
Landscape Greening of Newport West Condominiums (NO LONGER VIABLE) Newport West Condominium Environmental Projects Committee
Engine Idling Reduction Strategies (2013) “Michigan Motor-Smart” Idling Reduction Task Force
Technology Supply Chain Carbon Fees - WITHDRAWN TBD - negotiating with a carbon management non-profit
Developing a financial cost model for future Marine Protected Areas in the Gulf of California, Mexico (2015) Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature
(2011) Valuing Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Dow Wolf Cellulosic (2012) Dow
Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in Eastern Europe & Russia: Accomplishments, Impacts & Lessons Learned from IUCN's "Forest Law Enforcement & Governance Program" (2016) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Mapping Pipelines: Increasing Public Safety and Environmental Protection (2013) Pipeline Safety Trust
Assessing the ecosystem service and socio-economic benefits of sustainable forest management and forest certification to local communities (2015) The World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
(2011) Learning from Experience: Mitigating the Unavoidable Impacts of Solar Development The Wilderness Society
Increasing Food Security in Cold Climates Using Modern Greenhouse Techniques (2016) Mackinac Food Forest
Telmatobius culeus and Lake Titicaca, Bolivia: Estimating Population Size, its Implications, and Evaluating Recipes for Population Recovery (2013) Bolivian Amphibian Initiative
Creation of Master Plan for Redesign of For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum’s Environmental Education focused Visitor Center (2015) For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum
Feasibility & Impacts of Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) Reintroduction to San Dieguito Watershed in San Diego County, California (2015) San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy
(2011) Beef Industry Comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Environmental Education Project: Developing K-8 Outreach and Education Materials for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (2015) Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Community Based Conservation, Sustainable Resource Management, and Ecotourism in the Lake Region of Gabon (2012) Organisation Ecotouristique du Lac Oguemoué (OELO)
The Meijer Environmental Footprint and Sustainability Plan (2016) Meijer
Forest Carbon Project Design Document for an Anonymous Client in Brazil (NO LONGER VIABLE) Anonymous Client
Improving Finance Information and Access for Climate-Friendly Projects in Developing Countries (2015) World Resources Institute (WRI)
(2011) Building a Vision for Sustainable Communities: Utilizing Aquatic and Terrestrial Trail and Recreation Opportunities along the Shiawassee River Friends of the Shiawassee River
Michigan Environmental Education Online Teacher Training Development (2015) Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
"Building social and ecological sustainability of smallholder cattle production systems" OR "Designing and implementing novel reforestation/agroforestry systems" Paso Pacífico (Our main office and all of our project activities are in Nicaragua; we also have a small US office in Ventura CA for administrative purposes.)
Analysis of Fish Habitat Connectivity/Fragmentation in the Cedar-Ford & Tacoosh-Whitefish Watersheds (NO LONGER VIABLE) The Nature Conservancy
Population dynamics of amphibians and reptiles along the Boardman River associated with dam removal (2013) Grand Traverse Conservation District
Future of the Yankee – Transformation of a historically significant former Ellis Island ferry into a showcase of self-sufficiency and environmental sustainability as a museum, and conference center/ think tank (2015) Yankee Ferry Foundation
Energy Champions – Evaluating Peer Learning Approaches to Energy Efficiency in Public Housing (2015) City of Ann Arbor (Systems Planning Unit and Ann Arbor Housing Commission)
Agriculture Plastics Recycling in Michigan (2015) Missaukee Conservation District
Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Nat Resces & Opportunities for Protecting /Creating Jobs thru Adaptation Investments (2011) Trout Unlimited
Combination of Water Sensitive Urban Design and Ecological Landscape Design in China (2016) SPD Planning & Design Corporation
Ecoregional Assessment of Offshore Great Lakes Biodiversity: Role for TNC in Conserving Big Lake Biodiversity? (NOT VIABLE) The Nature Conservancy, Great Lakes Program
Sustainable Bottomland Trail Design Post Dam Removal (2013) Grand Traverse Conservation District
REI - WITHDRAWN REI
Strengthening Community Engagement in the Lower Fox River Watershed to Reduce Nutrient and Sediment Pollution into Green Bay (2015) Alliance for the Great Lakes
(2011) Green Chemistry and Economic Development Opportunities in Michigan Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment
(2011) Public Perception of Coastal and Offshore Wind Energy in the Great Lakes Basin Great Lakes Commission
Puma predation on cattle and calf populations in the Pantanal, Brazil - NO LONGER VIABLE/WITHDRAWN (2013) IPÊ – Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research), Brazil
Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed Management Plan (2016) Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (TOMWC)
Developing a Protocol for Calculating Return on Investment for Natural Infrastructure Projects (NO LONGER VIABLE) The Nature Conservancy, Michigan Field Office
Sustainable Agriculture Design, Site, & Management Plan for Brines Farm LLC (2015) Brines Farm LLC
Restoring an Oak Opening Ecosystem in York Township’s Sandra Richardson Park (2015) York Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan; York Township Hall; 11560 Stony Creek Road, Milan, MI 48160 Phone: (734) 439-8842
(2011) Education Strategy to Advance Green Chemistry in Michigan Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment
Neem Oil/Soap Production as an Alternative to Small-Scale Gold Mining in Northeastern Ghana (2015) Small-Scale Miners Health and Safety Programme (registered non-profit organization)
Creating a Land Stewardship Plan for Living and Learning at Walking Mountains Science Center (2016) Walking Mountains Science Center
Creating an Interfaith Youth Energy Squad (NO LONGER VIABLE) Youth Energy Squad
Waterfront Design: Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (2013) Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (TBNMS)
Developing a long-term sustainability plan for the Flint River Corridor (2015) Flint River Corridor Alliance (FRCA)