Environmental efforts bring CMU honor
University receives APPA 2018 Sustainability Award
May 11, 2018


CMU helps Soaring Eagle Casino and R​esort implement first zero-waste event
February 11, 2015



CMU makes Princeton Review list of Green Colleges
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May 9, 2013
GLISS director Tom Rohrer discusses wind energy with NBC25.



March 2013

Congratulations to Samantha Fiani, graduate student for the Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems, and her teammates Tyler Dunbar and Joe Shaheen for winning Best Overall Venture at the Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration New Venture Competition March 22. They received $30,000 in start-up capital for their business Solar Cycle Lights, LLC.

GLISS director Tom Rohrer was the faculty mentor for the winning team as well as two additional teams: Energize Education, a consulting firm that provides energy conservation services to K-12 school districts, and Campus Wheels, which won the Spirit of Entrepreneurship award and $2,500 in-kind services for business development from the CMU-RC. 



CMU students compete for business start-up prizes in New Venture competition, Solar Cycle Lights, LLC wins first place
By Randi Shaffer, Morning Sun - March 22, 2013
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March 2013

Tom Rohrer and CMU students discuss the culture of sustainability at CMU.​




CMU reducing greenhouse gas emissions to become a greener institution
By CMU University Communications - August 22, 2012
Going green to save some green
By Eric Baerren, Morning Sun - April 22, 2012
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Lauren Grotkowski of Auburn presents her proposal on improving Michigan's funding for road repairs to state legislators 2/21/12.
CMU freshman presents to Joint Transportation Committee in Lansing
Lauren Grotkowski places second in Students Reinventing Michigan competition
Funding infrastructure plan lands student $5,000 cash prize
By Kelsey De Haan, CM Life - February 13, 2012
CMU student places second in 'Students Reinventing Michigan Competition'
Auburn freshman Lauren Grotkowski placed second in the statewide "Students Reinventing Michigan Competition" for her proposal to create the Michigan Infrastructure Improvement Fund by making amendments to the Michigan Sales Tax Code. She will receive the $5,000 prize during an award ceremony at the Capitol February 21st, where she will present her proposal to a joint hearing of the state's Senate and House transportation committees.
The competition was sponsored by the Shea family (P.K. Contracting) in cooperation with Michigan legislators to develop innovative solutions for funding infrastructure needs in the state's transportation system. The competition is open to high school and undergraduate students attending a school in Michigan. The panel of judges, headed by Senator Tom Casperson, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and Representative Paul E. Opsommer, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, reviewed 39 proposal submissions.
Tom Rohrer, director of the Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems at CMU, served as Grotkowski's faculty advisor. 


CMU honored for green efforts
By Susan Field, Morning Sun - January 8, 2011