MISSION STATEMENT

To provide resources for University of Michigan students to explore environmental sustainability in the context of business. Through project-based activities, volunteering, current events, and professional development, Net Impact Sustainability Committee members engage in both local and global sustainability issues.


2016-2017 Highlights

  • Collaborated with local elementary schools to bring sustainability to the classroom by participating in science fair with water filtration project.
  • Furthered partnership with Maggie's Organics by obtaining licensing for socks, creating student ambassador program, and planning a speaker event as well as a case competition
  • Designed a video to educate Ross students on how, what and where to recycle within the school
  • Communicated with other universities to research the feasibility of electric buses at UMich
  • Built relationships with MDining, CSG, and RHA to develop ways to increase sustainability of on-campus dining options
  • Raised funding to improve and develop solar energy solutions on campus

2015-2016 Highlights

  • Launch Action-based Sustainability Projects:
    • Student Sustainability Leadership in the Big House
    • Business Sustainability Curriculum Change
    • Ross Waste Diversion Team
    • Solar Wolverines: Partnership with Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities
    • UM Building Energy Audits
    • Impact Investing
    • Maggie's Organics
  • Volunteer Events
    • Invasive Species Clean Up
  • Speaker Series
    • Founders of Maggie's Organics
    • EPA Representative working on Vehicle Emission regulation
    • Brad McKenna, Corporate Citizenship at Robert Bosch LLC 
    • Erb and MBA Student Panel
  • Professional Development
    • Green Career Fair
    • Host Case Competition
    • Career Trek in Detroit
      • General Motors
      • The Detroit Green Garage
      • Detroit Venture Partners
  • Case Studies, Current Events, Social Activities, And More.

 

2014-2015 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Launched stadium recycling project with $40,000 grant from Michigan athletics and Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund (PBSIF); project ongoing
  • Co-organized Green Career Fair: networking and learning opportunity with current professionals in the green industry
  • Hosted net impact MBA chapter mentorship: panel of Net Impact graduate students offered guidance for undergrads pursuing careers in the environmental sector
  • Conducted waste audit to understand the footprint and diversion of solid waste in the Ross School of Business 
  • Competed in Kill The Cup, an inter-university initiative to encourage use of reusable cups

 

Gallery

Net Impact members made signs to be a part in the Citizens Climate Rally in February 2017.

Net Impact members made signs to be a part in the Citizens Climate Rally in February 2017.

Stadium Recycling Leadership team surveys UM Football fans about the new recycling signage. 

Stadium Recycling Leadership team surveys UM Football fans about the new recycling signage. 

Students learn about career opportunities in the environmental field at the Green Career Fair. Over 40 companies were present giving attendees a chance to connect with a wide variety of impact-oriented business leaders. 

Students learn about career opportunities in the environmental field at the Green Career Fair. Over 40 companies were present giving attendees a chance to connect with a wide variety of impact-oriented business leaders. 

Stadium Recycling Leadership team at Earth Fest teaching students about the upcoming changes to the Big House.

Stadium Recycling Leadership team at Earth Fest teaching students about the upcoming changes to the Big House.

Net Impact trip to Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor.

Net Impact trip to Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor.

Sustainability Committee members volunteering at UM Zero-Waste Wrestling Meet to learn about managing zero-waste events. 

Sustainability Committee members volunteering at UM Zero-Waste Wrestling Meet to learn about managing zero-waste events. 

Sustainability Committee members help conduct a waste audit of the Ross School of Business. The findings of this audit will be part of an ongoing project to improve the footprint of the facility. 

Sustainability Committee members help conduct a waste audit of the Ross School of Business. The findings of this audit will be part of an ongoing project to improve the footprint of the facility. 

Net Impact's Instagram page for competing in the inter-University Kill the Cup initiative. 

Net Impact's Instagram page for competing in the inter-University Kill the Cup initiative. 

Members painted the rock in November 2016 to bring awareness to issues surrounding the EPA.

Members painted the rock in November 2016 to bring awareness to issues surrounding the EPA.