Charge

President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality – Mission

To contribute to a more sustainable and just world by creating approaches and solutions regarding U-M carbon emissions that are environmentally sustainable, involve the regional community, and create scalable and transferable models

Sponsorship

President Mark Schlissel

Statement of Purpose

To recommend a plan for U-M to achieve carbon neutrality

Objectives

The primary objectives of the commission are to:

  1. Define a goal for, and clarify parameters of, U-M carbon neutrality;
  2. Outline a timeline, pathway and approaches for achieving that goal that:
    1. are environmentally sustainable, involve the regional community, and create scalable and transferable models;
    2. include the participation and accountability of all members of the university community; and
    3. are financially responsible in the context of U-M’s mission of education, research and service.

Scope (including but not limited to)

  • Carbon Emissions and Sequestration
  • Energy Sourcing
  • Technology Development and Policy Change
  • Physical Facilities, Operations and Mobility
  • Behavioral Change
  • All three campuses of U-M

Membership

View the roster

Anticipated Advisory Panels

  • Student Advisory Panel
  • Faculty Expert Panel
  • University Advisory Panel
  • External Advisory Panel

Commission Support

Administrative Director for the Commission: Drew Horning
Liaison to President: Liz Barry

Timeline

Periodic updates to and engagement with the community throughout; formal interim Reports due in Fall, 2019 and Spring 2020; Final Recommendation by Fall, 2020