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Environmental Task Force forum

The University already is recognized for strong environmental programs, and more efforts are underway through the work of the Environmental Task Force. Co-chaired by School of Natural Resources and Environment Dean Rosina Bierbaum, shown here at a public forum Feb. 19, the task force will propose seven indicators on which members of the campus community would report annually: primary energy consumption, renewable energy contribution, water use, impervious surface area, greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste and percent of solid waste recycled. In the fall, President Mary Sue Coleman charged the task force with identifying indicators that "best measure the University's progress with respect to environmental stewardship, and to investigate how these indicators might best be measured and included in a periodic University report." In addition to Bierbaum, the other co-chair of the task force is Douglas Kelbaugh, dean of the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning. For more information about environmental stewardship at U-M, visit (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)

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