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UNIVERSITY DIVESTMENT UPDATE — DivestNMU members protest at Cohodas Hall in April, 2023. 
As of December 2023, the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees gave full support in divestment. Photo Courtesy of Kolibri Drobish

Board of Trustees vote in favor of sustainability

Ryley Wilcox February 2, 2024

At the December Board of Trustees Meeting, the board voted 7-0 to pass a revised NMU Investment Policy. The policy calls for 100% divestment from fossil fuels by 2028, 50% of which by 2025, and an investment...

SUSTAINABILITY APPOINTMENT —Director of Sustainability Hub for Innovation and Environment, Jes Thompson, appointed to Assistant Vice President of Sustainability.

Jessica Thompson named Assistant Vice President of Sustainability

Rachel Pott January 25, 2024

Jessica Thompson has been appointed as the Assistant Vice President of Sustainability at Northern, becoming the first person to fill this new position, created to further advance Northern’s university-wide...

SHINE PROJECTS — Students gather to strategize and connect with NMU sustainability and all that plays a role in it. Photo courtesy of Jes Thompson

SHINE program provides sustainability progress, opportunities

Annamarie Parker December 1, 2023

Working to better the environment and get students involved, Northern Michigan University’s SHINE program was developed. SHINE is the Sustainability Hub for Innovation & Environment, and its mission...

Climate at Noon returns this month featuring NMU alum

Climate at Noon returns this month featuring NMU alum

Rachel Pott November 3, 2023

This month's Climate at Noon event will be held on Friday, Nov. 3 in Jamrich 1313. Friday’s event will feature Tyler Penrod, who works for the Superior Watershed Program as the program manager for the...

CARBON NEUTRALITY — Jess Thompson and Kathy Richards host the first of several information sessions on NMUs new Carbon Neutrality Proposal draft. Students are encouraged to attend future sessions and provide their input on the topic as it develops.

Carbon Neutrality Proposal draft open for feedback

Annamarie Parker October 16, 2023

The Carbon Neutrality Task Force was created in 2021, and their draft for NMU’s Carbon Neutrality Proposal was recently released for public review and comment. This draft is outlined with values, strategies...

SUN POWER — NMU students listen as a member of the solar panel installation crew explains how the bifacial panels work. The fully operational panels, located next to the SHINE building on Presque Isle Avenue, are the largest project to be financed entirely by the Green Fund, a five-dollar per semester student-paid fee.

Campus solar panels funded entirely by NMU students

Andie Balenger January 30, 2023

Thanks to the student-paid Green Fund, a $50,000 solar panel array has been installed next to the Sustainability Hub for Innovation and Environment (SHINE) building, located at 1400 Presque Isle Ave. The...

New degree program for sustainable business practices

New degree program for sustainable business practices

Sophia Huhta, Contributing Writer August 31, 2021

NMU College of Business kicked off the fall semester Monday with the launch of their newest bachelor’s degree program in sustainable business and enterprise creation. The new major has three different...

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