Sustainability Week is coming to UM-Dearborn

October 11, 2010

UM-Dearborn Block MCollege of Business SIFE students will bring sustainability week to the UM-Dearborn campus October 18 - 22. Events throughout the week will celebrate environmental sustainability and highlight trends to watch.

Each day of the week will have a variety of themed activities. Kicking off Monday will be the Student Organization Fair which includes a campus-wide canned food and bottle drive. Tuesday will focus on green energy options and tactics toward carbon footprint reduction. Wednesday and Thursday will bring presentations on community sustainability and urban farming. The week will culminate with a community volunteer project and celebration banquet on Friday.

Schedule of Events

Mon, Oct. 18 - Student Organization Fair
Noon to 4 p.m.
UC - Kochoff Hall

  • Canned goods drive, papers from old classes recycling, and bottle/can drive kickoff (all week)
  • Nature Tour at EIC
  • Billboard Competition
  • Sustainable Seeds Award Application 10/18-11/10

Tues, Oct. 19 - Energy/Reducing Carbon Footprint Day
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Presenter Phil Rairigh from Ford Motor Company (Engineering Bldg.)

Noon to 1:30 p.m. - Sustainable Purchasing on Campus/50 mile meal Lunch and Learn (UC Kochoff Hall) Hosted by Admissions, Facilities Planning and HR

2 p.m. to 3 p.m - Presenter Irene Dimitry, Director of Renewable Energy from DTE Energy (COB-Dining Room C)

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Nature Tour at EIC

Wed, Oct. 20 - Campus/Community Sustainability Day
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Presenter Melissa Sargent, Local Motion Green (Hazard Free Cleaning Products) (COB-Dining Room C)

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Nature Tour at EIC

6 p.m. - Mike Schreiber from Sustainability Institute

Thurs, Oct. 21 - Urban Farming Day
8:30 a.m. -11 a.m. - Environmentally Responsible Operations in Health Care: Presenter Tom Paterson, UMHHC, Sponsored by (A light breakfast will be provided - Non-members $20) EIC room 119. Presenter/Activity David Susko (organic mushrooms) (COB-Dining Room C)

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Nature Tour at EIC

Fri, Oct. 22
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Greening of Detroit (10-20 volunteers)

7 p.m. - Celebration/Dinner

For more information and an updated schedule of Sustainability Week events, visit