Student Sustainability Initiative
Sponsored by Graham Institute, yet operating as a fully independent student roundtable, the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is dedicated to helping pull together and facilitate the multiple student organizations with similar or related sustainability goals at the University of Michigan (U-M). The SSI does so, in part, by providing a forum for student leaders from multiple student government organizations and campus environmental groups to share ideas, collaborate on U-M sustainability projects, and develop "one voice" for speaking to U-M administrators about environmental sustainability at the university.
All of the above activities are aimed at helping to achieve the overall Mission of the SSI, which is to: "Make the University of Michigan a national leader in campus sustainability by addressing the spectrum of environmental, social, and ethical concerns related to sustainability."
As part of this work, the SSI awards Small-Scale Grants, which are designed to encourage and support innovative student projects that help make U-M a global leader in campus sustainability. The SSI also hosts regular SSI Roundtables, a large forum for student environmental groups to discuss campus sustainability issues and plan various action items.