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Become a Planet Blue Ambassador!

The Planet Blue Ambassador Program is your entry point to sustainability at UM-Dearborn. The program is designed to cultivate community that is rooted in wellness, environmental justice, activism, and environmental stewardship. To be a Planet Blue Ambassador (PBA) is to be a leader in working toward sustainability at UM-Dearborn and beyond. All faculty, staff, students, and alumni are welcome to join! Complete the self-paced training to become a certified Planet Blue Ambassador, or sign up for a live group training.

Events and Volunteering

The Planet Blue Ambassador Program and its partners host regular events that address environmental issues through hands-on activities, help build sustainability skills and knowledge, and provide tools for practicing sustainability on campus and at home.

Featured Events

Poster for Nature Walks for Mental Health

Nature Walks for Mental Health

When: First & third Mondays of the month until the end of August. Dates include September 18, October 2, October 16, November 6, November 20, and December 4. Starts at 2 pm and goes until 2:45 pm.

Where: Meet at the Environmental Interpretive Center, rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

What's it about? These 45-minute strolls are meant to help you press pause on the chaos of life and reconnect with nature and your well-being. We have routes that are accessible to people of all abilities! 

Free stuff! Each time you attend you will be entered into a raffle to win a prize on December 4.

Contact: Alexis Kott. Email


people volunteering in the woodsStewardship Saturdays

When: The third Saturday of every month from 1pm-4pm.

Where: Environmental Interpretive Center

What's it about? This year-round, ongoing effort helps to improve and sustain the ecological health of the habitats in the Environmental Study Area. That includes addressing the many threats posed by invasive plants and re-establishing native plant life. Children must be at least 10 years of age to participate. All equipment for removing invasive plants will be provided by the Center.

Contact: Rick Simek. Email or call 313-583-6371.



Sustainability at UM-Dearborn

1200 - Campus Support Services Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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