A new campus chapter of the Climate Reality Corps hosted a 24 hours of Climate Reality event and is calling on the University to commit to 100% renewable electricity. Read more here.

Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action has developed a Petition to ask Michigan Technological University to divest all funds from the fossil fuel industry.


AASHE STARS Silver Rating




Michigan Technological University has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.


Bicyle Friendly





In November of 2017, Michigan Tech has been named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists. This is a renewal of the Bicycle Friendly University designation earned by Tech in 2013. 
For more information about biking on campus, please visit the Campus Bike Initiative website.




Michigan Tech was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Campus Higher Education honoree in 2019 and 2020. “The Tree Campus Higher Education program helps colleges and universities establish and sustain healthy community forests.” You can learn more about the Tree Campus Higher Education program here. Michigan Tech is one of four public universities in Michigan to be recognized for our efforts related to “promoting healthy trees and student involvement”.
Click here for more info about our tree care plan.


What is Sustainability?

How is Michigan Tech engaged in Sustainability and Resilience?

How can I get involved in Sustainability and Resilience activities at Michigan Tech?

Sustainability is a top priority at Michigan Tech - "Sustainability & Resilience" is one of nine Tech Forward Initiatives supported by the Office of the President. You can read more about Sustainability at Michigan Tech on the University's Sustainability Blog.

The Working Group of the Tech Forward Initiative for Sustainability & Resilience (ISR WG) recognizes the work of the Keweenaw Youth for Climate Action (KYCA) has developed a Petition to ask Michigan Technological University to divest all funds from the fossil fuel industry. The efforts of the KYCA are aligned with the goals of Michigan Tech to demonstrate leadership in sustainability. The ISR WG endorses the effort and supports this call for Michigan Tech to begin the fossil fuel divestment process and improve transparency and participatory decision making regarding institutional investments. 

In January 2020, the Tech Forward Initiative on Sustainability and Resilience held a Listening Session to learn more about the concerns, priorities, and visions of campus and community members for the future of sustainability at Michigan Tech. The summary of that session is available here. Additional comments can still be submitted here.