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Learn About Michigan Public Act 233

Browse these resources to learn more about Michigan's new renewable energy siting law.

Partners, Faculty
Join the Graham Institute Mailing List

Sign up for Graham's monthly newsletter to stay apprised of news from the institute and sustainability happenings across the university. 

Make a Gift for Sustainability Catalyst Grants

Support a program where small investments make a big difference in faculty research outcomes.

Apply for a Catalyst Grant

Up to $10,000 over eight months for activities that support project planning and partnership development or enhance the application of existing research. Up to three Catalyst Grants per funding cycle (fall and winter).

Faculty, Students, Partners
View Clean Energy + Energy Management Webinars

Learn about the successes and challenges of local governments across Michigan as they improve energy efficiency and move toward renewables. 

Get Involved with the GLNF-CESU

Join the Great Lakes Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (GLNF-CESU) Network, a consortium for informed resource stewardship.

Get Help with Project Coordination

Graham can support research partnerships at every step, from drafting proposals through managing projects and facilitating teams.

Engage with the Nation Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

The NERRS Science Collaborative, coordinated by the Water Center, funds user-driven, collaborative research and science transfer activities that address critical management needs identified by reserves.

Be Counted Among U-M’s Sustainability Experts

Join U-M's Sustainability Experts Database, maintained by Graham, to help make our collective sustainability expertise transparent and accessible. 

Explore U-M's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Dashboard

This new tool tracks and shares U-M's progress toward its carbon neutrality goal.

Discuss a Sustainability Project Idea

Graham offers a variety of support to address critical sustainability challenges. Contact us to see how we might help along your journey from idea to implementation.

Get Strategic Communications Support

Graham offers commmunications support ranging from translational science communications to marketing and public relations.

Explore U-M's Many Sustainability Courses

Each year, hundreds of sustainability courses are offered across U-M's schools, colleges, and academic programs. To explore courses in everything from Environmental Science to Public Policy, check out our sustainability-specific course guide.

Leverage Graham's Expertise for Broader Impacts

Graham supports faculty through project coordination, stakeholder engagement, knowledge translation, and evaluation capabilities.

Faculty, Partners
Learn About the Newest Catalyst Grant Projects

Five new projects advance climate change adaptation, products aimed to reduce carbon emissions, and equity and justice in sustainability interventions.

Make a Gift to Support EmPowering Communities

Invest in staff and student researchers working across Michigan to help communities make informed, proactive decisions about renewable energy.

Share Your Student Organization's News

Let SSC help your student organization share opportunities open to the campus community! Email us.

Join Water@Michigan

Water@Michigan is a gathering table for U-M researchers and communities that have been disproportionately affected by historic inequities to develop just, equitable, and sustainable approaches that address community water priorities.

Leverage Graham's Professional Network

Let Graham help you find connections on campus and off, convene, network, develop relationships, and explore potential partnerships.

Graduate Students
Learn about the Catalyst Leadership Circle Fellowship

In this competitive summer research experience, graduate students help Michigan communities advance sustainable, equitable practices.

Promote Your Sustainability Course

Make your sustainability-related course easily searchable so that students and colleagues can find it online.

Work with a Graham Scholars Team

If you have a project idea or could host a Graham Scholars team at your organization, please complete this brief interest form.

Apply for an SES Grant

Social and Environmental Sustainability (SES) Grants provide up to $2,500 for projects that advance DEI&J-focused sustainability on campus. Applications accepted anytime!

Get Zoning Advice for Your Community

The Michigan Zoning Database is a free resource for elected officials, government employees, planners, developers, and residents.

Faculty, Partners
Read Insights from Researchers

In PI Perspectives, find first-hand accounts from faculty conducting engaged, user-driven sustainability work.

Support Graham Sustainability Scholars

Your gift to the Graham Sustainability Scholars Program will help support the next generation of sustainability leaders.

Dow Distinguished Award - Sustainability Projects

Learn more about the collaborative team projects work made possible by Dow Distinguished Awards. Project teams and their partners support high-impact projects (energy justice, climate, circular economy) that enhance the quality of life.

Students, Faculty
Get Involved in Campus Sustainability

Complete the Planet Blue Ambassador online training to learn about sustainability efforts at U-M and how you can contribute.

Be a Dow Fellows Program Partner

If you have a project idea and are interested in working with a Dow Fellows team of graduate students please complete this brief interest form. Dow Fellows teams draw upon the expertise across campus, making this a unique interdisciplinary experience. A variety of disciplinary perspectives often results in more successful project outcomes.

Graduate Students
Engage with the Dow Fellows Program

Dow Sustainability Fellows make an impact through managing robust projects focusing on climate, circular economy, and other sustainability topics locally and globally. Graduate students work for one calendar year (January-December) in partnership with an organization and a UM advisor. Project summaries and reports provide insight into the recommendations, tools, analysis, and other work completed annually by interdisciplinary teams. 

Turn Your Campus Sustainability Ideas Into Reality

The Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund provides up to $100,000 annually for student-led projects that promote a campus culture of sustainability.

Learn How the Water Center is Helping Estuaries

NOAA's National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative, coordinated by the Water Center, helps solve coastal management issues.

Make a Gift to Support Carbon Neutrality

Help faculty extend the reach of their work, spark and grow critical partnerships and programming, promote student involvement in climate action, and more. 

Undergraduate Students
Meet Graham Sustainability Scholars

Take a look at the Graham Sustainability Scholars online yearbook (current and past Graham Scholars). Graham Scholars include undergraduate juniors and seniors from across campus. Interdisciplinary teams work collaboratively on sustainability projects (climate, energy justice, water quality. and more). Scholars teams work with local project partners. 

Join a Clean Energy Conversation

The Clean Energy Conversation series is designed to catalyze collaborations by identifying areas ripe for proposals and applied research.

Take a Deep Dive into Lead in Drinking Water

Learn to guard against the dangers of lead in water. Explore detailed resources curated for parents, caregivers, elected officials, and consumers.