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United Nations climate negotiations

Jenny Cooper (MS/MBA 2015), Rachel Jacobson (MPP/MS 2015), and Chris Wolff (MPP/MS 2016) are attending the United Nations climate negotiations this week, representing University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources & Environment, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and Erb Institute in Warsaw, Poland. This is the first in a series of blogs reflecting on their experiences and thoughts on climate policy.

Four teams of University of Michigan graduate students were recently selected to receive Dow Distinguished Awards for Sustainability, a competition for applied sustainability projects that cut across disciplines and academic levels. This years teams received more than $135,000 with projects being pursued in Southeast Michigan focusing on built environment matters and investigating water demand management issues in India.

sustainability factsheets

The Center for Sustainable Systems (CSS) Releases latest edition of their sustainability factsheets that present a brief but complete picture of key consumption trends, life cycle impacts, and sustainable solutions on topics including sustainability indicators, energy, materials, food, water, buildings, transportation, and climate.

John Gutoskey art exhibit

John Gutoskey is an artist and designer. Early in his career, John worked as a costume designer and as a specialist in costume crafts. He worked on productions in New York City and across the US in theater, opera, dance, film, and television. He also taught classes in millinery, mask making, and fabric dyeing at the University of Michigan in the Department of Theater.

Dorceta Taylor in Washington D.C.

SNRE professor and Environmental Justice scholar Dorceta Taylor recently returned from Washington D.C. where she gave a Congressional briefing on her Food Security in Michigan Project. Taylor was invited to be one of the keynote speakers by the Association of Ecosystems Research Centers (AERC).