Environmental efforts bring CMU honor
University receives APPA 2018 Sustainability Award
May 11, 2018Read announcement
Food for thought (and compost)
Award-winning campus waste management efforts keep sustainability front and center
January 30, 2018Read article and view images
CMU helps Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort implement first zero-waste event
February 11, 2015
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2014Assessing event sustainability: CMU students work to improve casino and resort's sustainability practices
September 17, 2014Read the CMU Press Release
CMU voted to Princeton Review list of Green Colleges
By Jesi Munguia, CMU Public Radio - July 2, 2013
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Central Michigan University receives award for environmental responsibility
By Randi Shaffer, Morning Sun - June 18, 2013
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CMU makes Princeton Review list of Green Colleges
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May 9, 2013
GLISS director Tom Rohrer discusses wind energy with NBC25.
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.
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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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Tom Rohrer and CMU students discuss the culture of sustainability at CMU.
Check out this GLISS video featuring CMU students who are involved in sustainability efforts.
Campus Grow offers outlet for advocating healthy people, planet
By Arielle Breen, CM Life - September 17, 2012Read article
CMU reducing greenhouse gas emissions to become a greener institution
By CMU University Communications - August 22, 2012Read article
Funding infrastructure plan lands student $5,000 cash prize
By Kelsey De Haan, CM Life - February 13, 2012
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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. For more information about the competition, visit