About the Institute

About Graham Institute- Infographic

We engage, empower, and support faculty and students from all U-M units, and integrate this talent with external stakeholders to foster collaborative sustainability solutions at all scales. We believe that diversity is key to individual empowerment and the advancement of sustainability. Supported by individuals, corporations, foundations, government agencies, and the University of Michigan, our work spans three areas:

Translational Science

Facilitating multi-stakeholder assessments on complex sustainability issues, supporting interdisciplinary research teams, and helping organizations connect science to real-world decisions.

Transformative Learning

Cultivating sustainability leaders who embrace diversity, think systemically, engage across disciplines, and pursue action-based learning opportunities worldwide.

Campus Leadership

Embedding faculty and students within operational efforts to reduce U-M's footprint, improve sustainable behavior, and use the campus as a living-learning laboratory. 

Institute Overview (PDF)2015 Annual Report