Environment

There is plenty of support for green among the maize and blue. Students, faculty and staff are doing their part to maintain the area's natural resources and educate others about the importance of environmental stewardship.

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Exotic Species Graphics Library

Slides, prints and illustrations of exotic plant and aquatic species from the Great Lakes region can be borrowed or purchased from the library, sponsored by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network. Purple loosestrife, zebra mussels, sea lamprey and the spiny water flea are among the dozens of available images.

Phone: (734) 763-1437
Web: miseagrant.com/
Email: msgpubs@umich.edu

Great Lakes Education Program

Young and old alike are exposed to the vast dimensions of the Great Lakes through this program, offered by Michigan Sea Grant. The program, which takes place in the classroom and on the water, teaches people about the Great Lakes, other water resources and public stewardship.

Fax: (586) 469-7431
Web: miseagrant.umich.edu/great-lakes-education-program/
Email: stew@msu.edu

Nichols Arboretum

The Arb is the University's 123-acre environmental jewel. Situated on the banks of the Huron River, it is open to the public to showcase the human relationship with the environment. The Arb features trees, shrubs, prairies, an array of plants, a renowned Peony Garden, and the new James D. Reader Jr. Environmental Center.

Phone: (734) 647-7600
Web: lsa.umich.edu/mbg/
Email: lsa.umich.edu/mbg/about/contact.asp

Recycling donations

When students move out at the end of the school year, they can recycle or donate food, clothing, household items and toiletries. Donations from residence halls and apartments are gathered and taken to a campus garage, where local agencies such as Purple Heart pick up the materials.

Phone: (734) 763-5539
Web: recycle.umich.edu/grounds/recycle/student_move-out.php
Email: recycle@umich.edu