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					      Student Sustainability Guide
The Handbook to Being a Green Wolverine

Maggie Gluek, Natalie Kittikul, Maureen O’Sullivan,
  Maggie Oliver, Sam Schiebold, Gillian Wener
                              Table of Contents

I.    Executive Summary                                                  3
II.   Introduction                                                       4
III.  Sustainability at the University of Michigan                       4
IV.   Simple Ways to Conserve Energy                                     5
      a. General Energy Quick Tips
      b. Energy Efficient Lighting Tips
      c. Energy Efficient Computing
      d. Simple Tips to Conserve Water on Campus
V.    Sustainable Weekends                                               6
      a. How to Throw a Sustainable Party
      b. Sustainable Movie Night
VI.   Sustainable Student Organizations at U of M                        7
      a. Awareness
      b. Innovation
      c. Volunteerism
VII. Ann Arbor Environmental Groups                                      8
VIII. Transportation                                                     9
      a. By Foot
      b. By Bike
      c. Zipcar
      d. By Bus
      e. Trains, Planes, Not Automobiles
IX.   The Green Market                                                   11
      a. Restaurants
      b. Groceries
      c. Shops
      d. Reuse Stores
X.    Activities and Recreation                                          15
      a. Outdoor Recreation
      b. Parks
      c. Student Organizations
XI.   Green Media                                                        17
      a. Movies
      b. Books
      c. Cookbooks and Guides for Living
XII. Recycling                                                           18
XIII. Eco-Facts                                                          18
XIV. Recommendations to the Graham Institute Regarding the Distribution and
      Production of the Guide                                            19
XV. Works Cited                                                          21


Appendix I: Survey Results and Analysis                                     22
Appendix II: Additional Online Information                                  27



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                                     Executive Summary
         The Student Sustainability Guide: Your Handbook to being a Green Wolverine
                     Maggie Gluek, Natalie Kittikul, Maureen O’Sullivan,
                      Maggie Oliver, Sam Schiebold, and Gillian Wener

Description: The Student Sustainability Guide: Your Handbook to being a Green Wolverine is
a reference for students on ways to make sustainable choices in their daily lives. As well as
exploring basic ways to be sustainable, the guide integrates life in Ann Arbor with campus life to
provide diverse green options.

Mission Statement: With this guide, we hope that students at the University of Michigan will
become more conscious of their choices and the impacts of those choices.

Sponsored By: This project is sponsored by the Graham Institute of Sustainability, and received
additional support from the Office of Campus Sustainability, Division of Student Affairs, and the
Program in the Environment and Residential College class "Sustainability and the Campus".

Market/consumer: This guide is targeted at the students at The University of Michigan.
Recommendations for distribution of the Green Guide include placing it in every dormitory
room, collaborating with the Greek and cooperative system houses, as well as distributing them
on campus during a well-advertised campaign. Also, an extended version of the guide, with
longer descriptions, will be made available online through the Graham Institute website.

Sections in the Guide include:
Ann Arbor and Student Organizations focuses on the organizations on campus and in the
community that participate in fund-raising, thinking innovatively, or volunteering to promote
sustainability. This section was selected to inform interested students of groups in which they
may want to participate and also how widespread environmental activism is on campus.
Transportation: Shows students how to avoid Ann Arbor’s traffic and parking by suggesting
alternatives like walking and biking. This section lists ways to save money and the environment
through options from the University and from the city of Ann Arbor and was selected because
not only is it environmentally conscious, it is critical to life in Ann Arbor.
Green Market: This section lists businesses that support sustainability through reselling goods,
offering organic, vegetarian options, or buying local. It was important to emphasize the ethical
consumption and the availability of options here in Ann Arbor.
Activities and Recreation: Looks at outdoor recreation opportunities both in the Ann Arbor area
and through groups on campus who are committed to getting outside. This section was selected
due to student interest and the lack of emphasis on it in campus sustainability.
Green Media: This section lists favorite environmental movies and books for “green”
entertainment. Green media was included because it is a fun way to introduce the concept of
sustainability.
Environmental Lifestyle Tips and Facts: These sections include ways to have a sustainable
weekend, recycling information, tips of ways to be more sustainable, and facts about why our
environmental choices matter. In any such guide, it is important to offer specific, directed
methods of reducing consumption

Conclusion: We look forward to seeing and contributing to the tangible result.


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       Student Sustainability Guide: Your Guide to being a Green Wolverine

Section I: The Guide
Note: The formatting of this document will not be used in the guide. It has been
implemented to best present the volume of information in Microsoft Word.

A. Introduction
By opening this guide, you have taken the first step towards living sustainably at the
University of Michigan. Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of the future to meet their own needs. We hope that this guide
can help you in the process of making sustainable choices. This guide was designed for
you by students from the Program in the Environment course, Sustainability and the
Campus, with the help of the Offices of Campus Sustainability, Student Affairs, and
especially our sponsor the Graham Institute of Sustainability. The guide is full of ways
for you, a student living in Ann Arbor, to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle. From
recycling to eating at local restaurants, these pages contain the information you need. As
a Michigan Wolverine, you are one of the leaders and the best. Part of that is helping to
make our campus a more sustainable place.

B. Sustainability at the University of Michigan
As an educational institution, the University of Michigan has been a leader in
environmental sustainability, housing many of the country's highest ranked programs in
sustainability studies (which can be found at sustainabilty.umich.edu). Here at U of M,
we have made a commitment to integrating sustainability into our coursework. We are
getting students to think about the long-term challenges of increasing human
development in a world of finite resources. As one of the nation's leading public research
institutions, we have been at the forefront of interdisciplinary research on sustainability
topics through the work several hundred faculty members, graduate students and even
undergraduates.
Currently, there are ten undergraduate programs, twelve master's programs and fifteen
doctoral programs that focus on sustainability, along with any number of dual majors,
minors, and certifications. There are hundreds of courses, available to students in many
different disciplines that explore Sustainability. A full list can be found at
http://sustainability.umich.edu/education.
With the creation of the Graham Institute of Environmental Sustainability in 2005 the
University has attempted to join all these different areas of research and academic
opportunities. The Graham Institute also gives grants to students through their Graham
Scholars (for undergraduates) and Graham Fellows (for doctoral candidates) programs,
which can be found at http://www.graham.umich.edu/education/undergrad-scholars.php.
There are also certain courses sponsored by the Graham Institute, which usually have a
special emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach, including the one that brought you this
guide, Sustainability and the Campus.
Following the lead set by increased academic offerings and interest in sustainability, the
University of Michigan has also seen a great deal of progress on the operations side of the


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sustainability issue. In 2009, President Coleman created the Office of Campus
Sustainability which coordinates the efforts of students, faculty and staff to connect
sustainability to education, operations and research. Working closely with the Graham
Institute, they are providing a framework that allows many different groups to find each
other to make positive changes at U of M. OSEH, on the operations side, compiles an
annual report detailing the activities and achievements toward creating a greener campus,
found at http://sustainability.umich.edu/campus/resources-reports.


C. Ecotips
Simple ways to Conserve Energy (4)
-   Unplug all unused electrical appliances when not in use.
-   Dress appropriately for the season; wear layers of clothing during the winter months
    so you don't have to turn up the thermostat. Keep thermostats set at 60 degrees
    during the cold months and 77 degrees during warm seasons.
-   Remember to close doors and windows when heating or cooling is on.
-   During the winter, open blinds, drapes, and curtains to allow sunlight in for solar heat
    gain. In the evenings, close blinds, drapes, and curtains to reduce thermal heat loss.
-   Avoid the use of portable electric space heaters.
-   Use hot water sparingly.
Energy-Efficient Lighting Tips (4)
-   Take advantage of natural daylight when possible. Open the blinds and turn off your
    lights.
-   Consider using desk lamps ("task lighting") and reducing overhead lighting in the
    room.
-   Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs where possible.
-   If you spend a lot of time working at a computer, dim the lights in your room so you
    can easily see your computer screen without turning up the brightness level.
Energy-Smart Computing (4)
-   Do not leave your computer running overnight or when you are out of town. Also,
    wait until you are ready to use it before you turn it on.
-   Turning your computer on and off will not harm it. The life of a monitor and
    computer is related to the amount of time it is in use, not the number of on and off
    cycles.
-   Don't turn on your printer until you are ready to print. Printers consume energy even
    while they are idling.
-   Don't print too much! Try reading emails and documents on the computer.
-   Most computers have power management settings. Look into your system
    preferences to manage them to change them to increase efficiency
-   The best screen saver is no screen saver at all.
-   When typing documents use a smaller font and decrease the spacing between lines, or
    reformat to keep your document to as few pages as possible, and use double-sided
    printing.
-   Review your document on the screen instead of printing a draft.


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-   Always buy and use recycled-content paper. Look for papers with 50-100% post-
    consumer waste and non-chlorine bleached.
-   If possible, buy vegetable or non-petroleum-based inks. These printer inks are made
    from renewable resources; require fewer hazardous solvents; and in many cases
    produce brighter, cleaner colors.
-   To recycle your cartridges, contact Mikan Corporation (734) 944-9447, U-M’s
    strategic supplier for remanufactured cartridges. They will provide collections boxes
    and will pick them up from your building when filled. (7)
Water Conservation Tips (1)
-   Use reusable water bottles, instead of plastic. It takes 3 to 5 liters of water to make
    just a 1-liter bottle.
-   Eat lower on the food chain. It takes 5 thousand gallons of water to produce 1 pound
    of meat, while producing 1 pound of meet takes 25 gallons.
-   Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you'll save up to 150 gallons per month.
    Also, turn off the water while you brush your teeth, wash your hair and hands, and
    shave.
-   When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing.
-   Washing clothes in cold water saves both on water and energy while it helps your
    clothes to keep their colors.
-   Share water conservation tips with friends and dorm mates!


D. Sustainable Weekends
How to throw a Sustainable Party! (6)
Parties at school are awesome, and they don’t have to be wasteful! Here are some great
tips to make your party fun and sustainable:
-   Party with the lights out!
-   Use beeswax candles! They give off negative ions that actually help clean the air!
-   Bring your own cups! Have fun! Make a game out of it! Whoever brings the coolest
    cup wins a prize!
-   Have local snacks!
-   Buy local produce (see later in guide) and make punch with fruit grown around Ann
    Arbor and try finger food that is healthy AND great for the planet.
-   Ditch the Speakers! – Have your friends play cool music to dance to all night long!
-   NO SMOKING. Who wants to smell bad anyways?
-   Make sure your guests know that the food is local or that there is a band instead of a
    DJ to save energy!
How to throw a Sustainable Movie Night! (3)
We have a great list of “Green Films” in our guide so this is a great opportunity to watch
them with your friends in a sustainable way!
-   Pick an Environmental Film to watch! Pg.( ) in the guide has a great list of
    environmental films that are educational and entertaining.
-   Turn the lights off! It’s best to watch movies in the dark anyway…


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-   Eat Local Munchies! Find some local produce to munch on instead of microwave
    popcorn! It’s good for you AND the environment!


E. Environmental Student Organizations
These groups are a great way to get involved on campus by creating awareness, fund-
raising, thinking innovatively, or volunteering to promote sustainability the way you
would like.
Awareness
Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI)
Website: umich.edu/~umssi/index.html, Email: ssi-board@umich.edu
SSI brings together student leaders to work closely with the Graham Environmental
Sustainability Institute and the Office of Sustainability. SSI works to advocate positive
change towards sustainability on campus amongst students, student organizations, and
administrators.
Environmental Action (EnAct)
Website: umich.edu/~enact, Email: enact.info@umich.edu
EnAct is a group of students who work on environmental outreach and education. They
strive to provide opportunities for students to learn about Sustainability. EnAct also
teaches children in the community about the environment.
Environmental Issues Commission (EIC)
Email: greencampus@umich.edu
EIC is part of the Michigan Student Assembly. EIC looks to make University of
Michigan more sustainable by working with the administration and other student groups.
They also hold the annual Sustainability Fair on campus.
Michigan Sustainable Foods Initiative (MSFI)
Website: umich.edu/~msfi, Email: msfi-board@umich.edu
MSFI is dedicated to increasing the amount of local and sustainably produced food on
campus. MSFI is also committed to educating about the importance of sustainable food
practices.
RecycleManiacs
Website: recycle.umich.edu, Email: recyclemaniacs@umich.edu
The RecycleManiac program works with the University’s Waste Management Services to
encourage students to reduce waste and recycle.

Innovation
MPowered
Website: mpowered.umich.edu, Email: mpowered-contact@umich.edu



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MPowered fosters an entrepreneurial culture on campus by supporting student ventures,
competitions and educational programs. MPowered strongly recognizes the need for
change to better the environment through big ideas.
Solar Car Team
Website: umsolar.com, Email: solarcar@umich.edu
Solar Car Team designs, builds, finances, and races a solar powered car in competitions
around the globe fostering sustainable research and technology.

Volunteerism
The Ginsberg Center
Website: ginsberg.umich.edu, Email: ginsberginfo@umich.edu
The Ginsberg Center provides a network of service learning organizations to bring about
social change. They also award grants and fellowships to students for many types of
projects. The Ginsberg Center is a great resource on campus to direct you in your own
social justice work!
Cultivating Community
Website: cultivatingcommunity.com, Email: mbgna.cc@umich.edu
Cultivating Community is sponsored by the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and educates
about sustainable food systems through hands-on organic gardening, community
outreach.
Circle K International
Website: umcirclek.org, Email: circlek@umich.edu
Circle K, the collegiate version of Kiwanis International, provides various community
service opportunities helping those in need and the environment. Just check out the
calendar for all their projects and to sign up!
The Detroit Partnership
Website: thedp.org, Email: dp.dir@umich.edu
The Detroit Partnership offers weekly projects to help Detroit become more sustainable
through projects such as educational projects, Greening of Detroit, Motor City Blight
Busters and many others.


F. Ann Arbor Environmental Groups
There are also plenty of ways to volunteer within the Ann Arbor community. The
organizations listed below are easily accessible from campus and provide opportunities
year around.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
Website: lsa.umich.edu/mbg



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Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum connect visitors of all ages with
nature through creative educational programs and horticultural and natural area
restoration projects.
Natural Area Preservation (NAP)
Website: a2gov.org/nap
NAP works to protect and restore Ann Arbor’s natural areas and to foster an
environmental ethic. Their projects include plant and animal inventories, ecological
monitoring, and stewardship projects in Ann Arbor Park.
The Nature Conservancy in Michigan
Website: nature.org
The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural
communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and
waters they need to survive.
Ecology Center
Website: ecocenter.org
Ecology Center in Ann Arbor works at the local, state, and national levels for clean
production, healthy communities, environmental justice, and a sustainable future.


G. Transportation
Why hassle with Ann Arbor’s traffic and parking? Save money and the environment with
these options UM and Ann Arbor have to offer!

By Foot
The campus area is completely accessible by walking. The State Street and South U
areas sandwich central campus and are full of restaurants and shops. On North Campus,
there are plenty of footpaths.
By Bike
Bicycling is an easy alternative to walking. It’s faster; just don't forget your helmet.
Bike parking is available near all class buildings and on the streets. On North Campus,
it’s the best way to get around. A map of Ann Arbor bike paths can be found at
http://www.a2gov.org/government/communityservices/ParksandRecreation/Documents/b
ike.pdf
Need a bike?
There are many used and new bike stores around Ann Arbor. Here are some suggestions:
Campus Student Bike Shops
607 S. Forest Ave.
(734) 662-6986
336 Maynard
(734) 327-6949


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Midwest Bike and Tandems
1691 Plymouth Rd (for those on North Campus)
(734) 213-7744
East Quad Bike Co-op
East Quad Bike Co-op is a student-run organization that can help you with bicycle
maintenance. Take in your broken bike, and they'll help you fix it. http://eqbc.org/
Don’t forget to register your new bike! It’s law in Ann Arbor. This helps minimize theft
in the city. To register visit the City Clerk’s office or Ann Arbor website.

Zipcar
If you need a car for a bit around town, you could rent out a Zipcar. There are 9 locations
in Ann Arbor to pick one up, and only cost $8 for an hour (including gas). You can even
rent out a hybrid, if you’re feeling frisky. Sign up now at: http://www.zipcar.com/

By Bus
Stay warm, meet some people, and maybe rest your eyes while getting around town. Take
the bus!

Michigan Bus Line
This bus can take you around all the separate U of M campuses. You can travel to north
campus to study in the Dude or down to the IM building to pump some iron. And the best
part is that IT’S FREE! Bus stops are found throughout U of M, and you can track when
the bus will come. Check it out at:
http://pts.umich.edu/
http://mbus.pts.umich.edu/

Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) – The Ride
The Ride is the bus system that travels throughout the city of Ann Arbor and to
Ypsilanti. AATA offers 28 routes that allow students to get to the grocery store, mall, or
downtown Ann Arbor. With a student ID, students can ride free. Pick up a route
schedule and guide to The Ride on the bus, or visit:
http://www.theride.org/
http://mobile.theride.org/

Trains, Planes, Not Automobiles
Need to get out of town? Try these alternatives!

Amtrak
You can travel toward Chicago or Detroit with the Amtrak train from Ann Arbor. This is
great for out-of-state students and visitors. Also great for a weekend trip downtown.
Check out Amtrak at:



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http://www.amtrak.com/

Michigan Flyer
You can take this bus from many places in Ann Arbor to East Lansing or the Detroit
Metro Airport. This is great for students getting out of town or visiting MSU for a
weekend. You can find the schedule and rates at:
http://www.michigan-flyerimscart.com/


H. The Green Market
The following is a list of businesses that support sustainability through reselling goods,
serving organic, vegetarian options, or buying local. By frequenting these, you are voting
‘yes’ for a greener marketplace.
Restaurants
We have compiled a list of what we think are sustainable restaurants based on various
criteria, including local sourcing and organic ingredients.
Key:
* Vegetarian
° Vegetarian Options
v Vegan Options
M Michigan Owned
\ Locally Sourced
e Organic Purchasing
$ Inexpensive (less than $10/meal)
$$ Moderately Priced ($10-$20/meal)
$$$ Expensive (more than $20/meal)
Note: We would like the symbols for the key to reflect the nature of the feature
provided. A carrot for Vegetarian, a leaf for Vegetarian Options, a v for Vegan
Options, a block M for Michigan Owned, a mitten for Locally Sourced, and a tree
for Organic Purchasing.
Bert's Café °vM\ $
Shapiro Undergraduate Library
734-647-6237
uunions.umich.edu/berts
Big City Small World Bakery M $
500 Miller St.
734-668-7688
bigcitysmallworld.com
Cafe Verde °vM\e $
216 N. Fourth Ave.
734-994-9174
peoplesfood.coop/cafe


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Chipotle °ve $
235 S. State St.
734-794-0800
chipotle.com
The Chop House \e $$$
322 S. Main
734-669-8826
http://www.thechophouserestaurant.com/pages/chop_ann.html
Earthen Jar Vegetarian Cuisine *°vMe $
311 S. Fifth Ave.
734-327-9464
earthenjar.com
Espresso Royale °\e $
214 S. Main St.
734-668-1838
324 State St.
734-662-2770
1101 S. University
734-327-0740
espressoroyale.com
Glass House Café °vM\e $
Palmer Commons
734-647-3777
glasshousecafe.net
Grange Kitchen & Bar °vM\e $$$
118 W. Liberty
734-995-2107
grangekitchenandbar.com
Jerusalem Gardens °vM $
307 S. Fifth Ave.
734-995-5060
jerusalemgarden.net
Revive °vM $
619 E. University
734-332-3366
Stucchi's Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt M $
302 S. State St.
734-662-1700
1121 S. University
734-662-1716
stucchis.com
Seva Restaurant *°vMe $$
314 E. Liberty

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734-662-1111
sevarestaurant.com


Silvio's Organic Pizza °vM\e $$
715 N. University St.
734-214-6666
silviosorganicpizza.com
Zingerman's Deli °vM $$$
422 Detroit St.
734-663-DELI
zingermansdeli.com

Groceries
These grocers provide local and organic options.
Ann Arbor Farmer's Market
315 Detroit St.
734-994-3276
a2gov.org/market
May-Dec: Wed/Sat 7am-3pm
Jan-Apr: Sat 8am-3pm
Arbor Farms Market
2103 W. Stadium Blvd.
734-996-8111
arborfarms.com
Peoples Food Co-op
216 N. Fourth Ave.
734-994-9174
peoplesfood.coop
The Produce Station
1629 S. State St.
734-663-7848
producestation.com
Replenish
619 E. University
734-332-3366
Trader Joe's
2398 E. Stadium Blvd.
734-975-2455
traderjoes.com
Washtenaw Dairy
602 S. Ashley
734-662-3244


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Whole Foods Market
990 W. Eisenhower Parkway
734-997-7500
3135 Washtenaw Ave.
734-975-4500
wholefoodsmarket.com

Shops
Find great gifts and other products at the following businesses!
Middle Earth Gifts
1207 S. University
734-769-1488
middleearthgifts.com
Organic Bliss
117 E. Liberty
734-761-3047
organicblissproducts.com
Sunday Artisan Market
315 Detroit St.
734-913-9622
artisanmarket.org
Apr-Dec: Sun 11am-4pm
Ten Thousand Villages
303 South Main St.
734-332-1270
annarbor.tenthousandvillages.com

Reuse Stores
Finish the recycling cycle by buying already used merchandise.
The Getup
215 S. State St.
734-327-4300
thegetup.com
Kiwanis Thrift Sale
200 South First St.
734-665-0450
kiwanissale.com
Saturday 9 AM - 12 PM
The ReUse Center
2420 South Industrial Highway
(734) 222-7880
recycleannarbor.org/reuse/reuse.htm


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Salvation Army
Stimson St.
734-761-7750
100 Arbana Drive
734-668-8353
salvationarmyusa.org
Star Vintage
322 S. State St.
734-332-0088
The Scrapbox
581 State Circle
(734) 994-4420


I. Activities and Recreation
This section lists the outdoor recreation opportunities both in the Ann Arbor area and
those groups on campus who are committed to getting outside. Getting outside is the
perfect way to learn about environmental issues!
Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor Adventures
University of Michigan Dept. of Rec Sports outdoor tripping and gear rental program.
336 Hill Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 764-3967

Bivouac Ann Arbor Gear Rentals
Outdoor equipment retailers and gear rental.
336 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 761-6207

Argo Canoe Livery
Offers kayak and canoe rentals. Instruction is available.
1055 Longshore Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 794-6241

Gallup Canoe Livery
Offers canoe, kayak, paddleboat and rowboat rentals and is surrounded by park trails and
playgrounds.
3000 Fuller Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (734) 794-6240

Planet Rock Climbing Gym
Indoor climbing wall for all skill levels with gear available to rent. Wonderful staff!
82 Aprill Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (734) 827-2680


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MRock
The Outdoor Adventures climbing wall. Lots of bouldering and gear included in $5 fee.
Intramural Sports Building 606 E. Hoover Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 764-7625

Parks
Nichols Arboretum
Escape campus without going too far in U-M’s own park on the Huron River.
James D. Reader Center 1610 Washington Hts. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-647-7600
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Has a set of fun trail loops and plenty of community activities.
1800 North Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (734) 647-7600
Leslie Science Center
The Leslie Science Center has about 50 acres of parkland, a critter house that is open on
Sundays and many opportunities for volunteering.
1831 Traver Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 734-997-1553
Pinckney Recreation Area
Michigan State run recreation area with camping and trails.
8555 Silver Hill Road Pinckney, MI 48169
Waterloo Recreation Area
Michigan State run recreation area with camping and trails.
16345 McClure Rd. Chelsea, MI 48118

Student Organizations
Michigan Climbing Club
Connecting students and faculty interested in climbing with movie nights, trips and ride
sharing.
rockclimbers@umich.edu
Michigan Backpacking Club
Group of students who organize trips and workshops about backpacking and fun trails to
hike.
324 John St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 http://www.michiganbackpacking.weebly.com
Michigan Fishing Club
On campus to aid the education and raise awareness for the recreation, sport, and
conservation of fisheries.


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440 Church St Room G128 Ann Arbor, MI 48109 bassfishing@umich.edu
Kayak Club (RSCK)
Seeks to connect kayakers and canoers all over U-M and does training sessions at the
NCRB pool.
Intramural Sports Building 606 East Hoover Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109
kayakclub@umich.edu
Michigan Birders
A network of individuals dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation of wild birds, and to
increase student involvement.
530 S. State St. 3909 Michigan Union Ann Arbor, MI 48109
umbirders@ctools.umich.edu
Society of Les Voyageurs
A group dedicated to learning from and enjoying the outdoors. They do informal trips,
educational programs, and weekly potlucks.
411 Longshore Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 662-1553


J. Green Media
Here is a list of some of the favorite movies and books of the authors of the guide.
Movies
Documentaries
1.   Food, Inc.
2.   The Cove
3.   An Inconvenient Truth
4.   Who killed the Electric Car
5.   Planet Earth
Stories
1.   Avatar
2.   Wall-e
3.   A Civil Action
4.   Erin Brockovich
5.   The Day After Tomorrow

Books
1.   Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
2.   Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams
3.   Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
4.   Coming into the Country by John McPhee
5.   My First Summer in the Sierras by John Muir
6.   The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin


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7. The Ravaging Tide by Mike Tidwell
8. Eating Stone by Ellen Melpy
9. The Moon by the Whale Light by Diane Ackerman
10. Red Sky at Morning by Gus Speth

Cookbooks and Guides for Living
1.   The Green Book by Elizabeth Rodgers and Thomas M. Kostigen
2.   Our Choice by Al Gore
3.   The Old Farmer’s Almanac
4.   Food Rules by Michael Pollan
5.   The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard
6.   The End of Nature by Bill McKibben
7.   Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating by Mark Bittman

K. Recycling
(There is a single-stream poster that will be put into the guide, created by the Single-
Stream Recycling Environ391 Group)
-    The University of Michigan established a recycling collection program in 1989 for
     the collection of white office paper, newspaper and corrugated cardboard. (2)
-    In fiscal year 2009, over 2,309 tons of paper and 198 tons on containers were
     collected for recycling. Recycled materials made up 27.9 percent of all the material
     collected by U of M Waste Management Services. Since the program started in 1989,
     41,380 tons of mixed paper and 2,619 tons of mixed containers have been
     recycled! (2)
L. Eco-facts
-    These facts will be included on various pages of the guide depending on the relevance
     to the subject matter. We would recommend putting them at the bottom of the page,
     so that they will be seen when the page is turned.
-    More than 30 Michigan suppliers and farmers provide the University with poultry
     products, fruits, vegetables, honey, and more. (3)
-    Residence halls recycle nearly 35% of their total waste and the Northwood
     Community Apartments recycle about 33% of total waste. (3)
-    Move-In Week recycling programs capture more than 1900 cubic yards of cardboard,
     550 bags of polyfoam block and many bags of foam peanut packing yearly. (3)
-    Move-Out Week collection programs for recyclables yield more than 14 tons of
     clothing, household goods, food, toiletries, bedding and shoes, with most items being
     donated to local charities and non-profit organizations. (3)
-    We toss enough water bottles out in the U.S. to circle the equator every 2.9 days.
-    If just 25% of U.S. families used 10 fewer plastic bags a month, we would save over
     2.5 BILLION bags a year.
-    On the average, the 140 million cars in America are estimated to travel almost 4
     billion miles in a day, and according to the Department of Transportation, they use
     over 200 million gallons of gasoline doing it. (7)



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-   Energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a TV set for 3 hours, and
    is the equivalent to half a can of gasoline. (3)
-   Glass produced from recycled glass instead of raw materials reduces related air
    pollution by 20%, and water pollution by 50%. (3)
-   Americans use 50 million tons of paper annually -- consuming more than 850 million
    trees. (3)
-   Every day 50 to 100 species of plants and animals become extinct as their habitat and
    human influences destroy them. (3)
-   You can save on average $90 a year on your electricity bill just by simply turning the
    computer off at night. (3)

Section 2: Recommendations to the Graham Institute Regarding the Distribution
and Production of the Guide
The main recommendation that we had for the distribution of the Green Guide was to
place it in the recycling containers that are placed in every dormitory room prior to move-
in. It made sense to us to place the guide in the recycling bin because there are other
pamphlets distributed in the same way. Handing the guide out to students in the dorms
was also a natural choice, because freshman would be new to the area and also new to
living on their own. Sustainable habits can be adopted because they are fresh slates.
Another group that has demonstrated interest in the guides has been the Greek System. A
large number of students are involved with the Greek System which has a housing
component. These students are from all different years in school and also many different
disciplines. It is important to expose these issues that we are keenly aware of as Program
in the Environment (PitE) concentrators to those who are not as familiar. If the university
distributed through the Greek system it would reach students living both within Greek
housing and those who choose to live off campus but still participate socially. The most
difficult aspect of guide distribution will be reaching students who live off campus. The
Greek system is able to distribute the guides to some of them.
The cooperative system in Ann Arbor is one of the largest in the nation and is another
perfect vector for guide distribution. Already implementing a great deal of
environmentally friendly changes like installing low-flow shower heads and motion
sensor lights, the coops would be exceptionally receptive to distributing the guide within
their system of eighteen houses. Since they tend to attract students who are already
environmentally conscious, the guide would find much use in the coops.
In the initial printing of the guide, the most difficult students to reach will be
upperclassmen and graduate students living off campus. To address this, the guides need
to be available in all school buildings during a well-advertised campaign. There are
students who are interested and they would need to be informed by email and fliers all
over campus that the guide is available. Email is the preferred route for this given that it
uses no paper and will have the link to the extended version. Guides should always be
available at the Graham Institute offices. Another way to reach new graduate level
students would be to distribute the guides at Graduate Student orientation. They should
be distributed in the graduate student packets.




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As well as the print version, we will create an extended version online. We will use a
website format instead of a downloadable pdf because it would be more navigable on a
computer. (See the appendix for extended material) We would link off of the Graham
Institute Website, but we should have the housing website link to the guide as well.
As for the production of the guide, we would have loved to go exclusively paperless, but
in terms of distributing our message, we think that it will be necessary to create a paper
version. The positive impact of the guide and the suggestions that it has will outweigh
the negatives of cutting down trees and using ink to produce it. Having recognized this,
we recommend that the guide use recycled paper that has not been chlorine bleached and
also contains 50-100% post-consumer material. We realize that this might be more
expensive, but given the nature of the guide, it is a necessary expense.
In order to reduce cost and environmental impact of the ink, we recommend that only two
colors of ink (black and green) be used in the guide and that they should be petroleum-
free and vegetable-based.




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                                Works Cited

1. 100 Ways to Conserve Water. (2009). Retrieved from
   http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/index.php.
2. 20 Years of Recycling! (2009). Waste Management Services. University of
   Michigan, Retrieved from
   http://www.recycle.umich.edu/grounds/recycle/20_years_of_recycling.html
3. Community Ecology. Retrieved form
   http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/communityeco.htm#paperorplastic.
4. Energy-Saving Tips and FAQs. (2007). Plant Operations Division at University of
   Michigan. Retrieved from
   http://www.plantops.umich.edu/utilities/energy_management/energy-tips/.
5. Laser Toner and Inkjet Cartridges. (2010). Waste Management Services.
   Retrieved from
   http://www.recycle.umich.edu/grounds/recycle/materials/laser_toner.html.
6. Sustainable Party Best Practices Guide. (2008). Retrieved from
   http://sustainableparty.com/pdf/sustainableparty_best_practices.pdf.
7. United States Department of Transportation. (2010). Retrieved from
   http://www.dot.gov/.




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APPENDIX I: Survey Results and Analysis
We conducted a survey on 100 University of Michigan students in order to decide what
information in a sustainability guide would be most useful for the student body. We
asked various questions about the students’ daily activities as well as what they are
interested in learning more about. Here is the analysis of the results that shaped the
context of our Green Guide.
	
                                                        Figure 1:
	
                                                        The numbers to the right of the activity listed
     What	
  Environmental	
  Activities	
  do	
  you	
   correspond to the number of students who partake in
                already	
  engage	
  in?	
                that activity. We knew it would be important to gain an
                                                                     understanding of what students are already doing on
 I	
  try	
  to	
  reduce	
  my	
  energy	
           80	
           campus. We found that many students are actively
 I	
  try	
  to	
  reduce	
  my	
  water	
                           trying to live sustainably, but we want these numbers to
                                                      70	
           go up!
 use	
  
                                                                     As shown on the chart below, Recycling is the most
 Recycling	
                                          96	
           popular environmental activity; while involvement in
 I	
  choose	
  form	
  of	
                                         organizations is the lowest.
 transportation	
  based	
  on	
                      35	
  
 their	
  carbon	
  footprint	
  
 Eating	
  vegetarian	
  or	
  vegan	
                25	
  
 Eating	
  locally	
  produced	
                      37	
  
 food	
                                                              120	
  
 Eating	
  Organic	
  Food	
                          34	
  
                                                                     100	
  
 Buying	
  local	
  products	
                        37	
  
 Buying	
  second	
  hand	
  goods	
                  40	
             80	
  

 Taking	
  a	
  Course	
  on	
  the	
                                  60	
  
                                                      29	
  
 environment	
  
                                                                       40	
  
 Involved	
  in	
  environmental	
  
                                                      21	
             20	
  
 organization	
  
 Volunteering	
  	
                                   46	
               0	
  
                                                                                                                                I	
  try	
  to	
  reduce	
  my	
  water	
  use	
  




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Volunteering	
  	
  
                                                                                 I	
  try	
  to	
  reduce	
  my	
  energy	
  




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Buying	
  local	
  products	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                     based	
  on	
  their	
  carbon	
  footprint	
  




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Buying	
  second	
  hand	
  goods	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                     I	
  choose	
  form	
  of	
  transportation	
  




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Taking	
  a	
  Course	
  on	
  the	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Recycling	
  




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              None	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Involved	
  in	
  environmental	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eating	
  Organic	
  Food	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                             Eating	
  vegetarian	
  or	
  vegan	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Eating	
  locally	
  produced	
  food	
  




 None	
                                                0	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                environment	
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 organization	
  
Figure	
  1.	
  	
  




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         	
  




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                                Rate	
  your	
  Interest	
  on	
  the	
  following	
  topics	
  
                                              Barely	
                                                        Very	
  
                              Not	
                                            Some	
           Intereste
                                           Intereste Neutral	
  	
                                          Intereste
                           Interested	
                                       Interest	
            d	
  
 	
  	
                                           d	
                                                           d	
  
 Reducing	
  my	
  
                                 1	
                3	
          11	
           16	
            35	
           35	
  
 energy	
  use	
  
 Reducing	
  my	
  
                                 1	
                4	
          11	
           20	
            36	
           27	
  
 water	
  use	
  
 Recycling	
                     0	
                0	
           7	
           12	
            37	
           44	
  
 Transportatio
                                 3	
                4	
          11	
           18	
            28	
           34	
  
 n	
  
 Local	
  Food	
                 2	
                4	
          10	
           19	
            21	
           41	
  
 Sustainable	
  
                                 1	
                5	
           9	
           22	
            30	
           31	
  
 Businesses	
  
 Environmenta
 l	
  
                                 5	
                5	
          18	
           20	
            26	
           25	
  
 Organizations
 /	
  Activities	
  
 Outdoor	
  
                                 1	
                0	
          12	
           22	
            34	
           29	
  
 Recreation	
  
 "Green"	
  
 Community	
                     4	
                3	
          15	
           27	
            28	
           23	
  
 Involvement	
  
 "Green"	
  
                                 4	
                7	
          19	
           32	
            22	
           15	
  
 Media	
  
 Volunteer	
  
                                 2	
                4	
           9	
           29	
            30	
           26	
  
 Opportunities	
  
 Courses	
  that	
  
 focus	
  on	
                   8	
               11	
          20	
           23	
            16	
           21	
  
 Sustainability	
  
 "Green"	
  
 Companies/B                     4	
                5	
          12	
           25	
            30	
           26	
  
 rands	
  
Figure	
  2	
  
       Figure 2:
       The numbers correspond to how many students chose that level of interest for a specific topic. The bolded
       numbers are the highest response for that topic.
       We chose to assess the interest levels in order to determine what to focus on in the guide. The pie graphs below
       show what topics students were most interested in, and what they were least interested in.




                                         The University of Michigan ⏐ Student Sustainability Guide ⏐ 23
	
  
       Courses	
  that	
  focus	
           "Green"	
                                                     Reducing	
  my	
  energy	
  
        on	
  Sustainability	
          Companies/           Very	
  Interested	
                                        use	
  
                 5%	
                       Brands	
                                                                     9%	
  
                                               7%	
                                                   Reducing	
  my	
  
                              Volunteer	
  
                                                                                                       water	
  use	
  
                             Oppurtunities	
  
                                                                                                          7%	
  
                                 7%	
  
                                      "Green"	
  Media	
  
                                           4%	
  
                                                                                            Recycling	
  
                           "Green"	
  Community	
                                             12%	
  
                               Involvement	
  
                                      6%	
  
                                             Outdoor	
  
                                           Recreation	
                             Local	
                Transportation	
  
                                               8%	
                                 Food	
                      9%	
  
                           Environmental	
  
                                                                                    11%	
  
                           Organizations/	
   Sustainable	
  
                             Activities	
       Businesses	
  
                                 7%	
                 8%	
  
                                                                                                                                                         	
  
	
  
                                                                                                       Reducing	
  my	
  
                                                              Not	
  Interested	
                        energy	
  use	
  
                                                                                                                           Reducing	
  my	
  water	
  
                                                                                                                                  use	
  
                                 "Green"	
  Companies/
                                                                                                Recycling	
   3%	
                3%	
  
                                       Brands	
  
                                                                                                  0%	
  
                                                                                                    Transportation	
  
                                         11%	
  
                                                                                                             8%	
  
                                                                                                             Local	
  Food	
  
                                                                                                                5%	
  
                                                                                                                Sustainable	
  
                                                       Courses	
  that	
                                        Businesses	
  
                                                         focus	
  on	
                                              3%	
  
                                                      Sustainability	
  
                                                           22%	
                                                Environmental	
  
                                                                                                                Organizations/	
  
                                                                                                                  Activities	
  
                                                                      "Green"	
                                      14%	
  
                                         Volunteer	
                   Media	
  
                                        Oppurtunities	
                11%	
                             Outdoor	
  
                                            6%	
                                                        Recreation	
   "Green"	
  Community	
  
                                                                                                           3%	
           Involvement	
  
                                                                                                                              11%	
  
                                                                                                                                                         	
  
	
  




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                                                                                                Figure 3:
                                      Yes	
  or	
  No	
                                           The numbers correspond to how
                                                                                                  many students responded	
  yes	
  or	
  no	
  
                           	
  	
                    Yes	
              No	
                      to	
  the	
  following	
  questions.	
  	
  
                                                                                                  Most	
  students	
  responded	
  yes	
  to	
  
       Would	
  you	
  be	
                                                                       every	
  one	
  of	
  these	
  questions.	
  This	
  
     more	
  likely	
  to	
  go	
                                                                 shows	
  that	
  they	
  would	
  really	
  
     to	
  a	
  business	
  if	
  it	
   71	
           29	
                                      benefit	
  from	
  further	
  information	
  
      sells	
  organic	
  or	
                                                                    in	
  the	
  guide	
  regarding	
  these	
  
        local	
  goods?	
                                                                         topics.	
  	
  
     Are	
  you	
  familiar	
  
       with	
  the	
  Ann	
  
                                         81	
           19	
  
            Arbor	
  Bus	
  
               System?	
  
      Would	
  you	
  say	
  
       you	
  are	
  more	
  
     environmentally	
  
            conscious	
  
           because	
  of	
               62	
           38	
  
         exposure	
  to	
  
      recent	
  "Green"	
  
          Media/	
  pop	
  
               culture?	
  
Figure	
  3	
  
	
  
           What	
  is	
  your	
  Main	
  form	
  of	
  
           transportation	
  on	
  campus?	
                                                       Figure 4:
                                                                                                   We decided to inquire as to how most
                                                                                                   students got to and from campus. We
                                                                                                   concluded that most students are walkers,
       	
  	
                         Count	
   Percentage	
                                       and the chart below supports the data
                                                  89.20%	
                                         visually.

                  Walking	
               58	
  
                                                                                                        Main	
  form	
  of	
  
                                                                                 Automobile	
  
                                                                                     3%	
              Transportation	
  
                   Biking	
                5	
              7.70%	
                                   Biking	
  
                                                                                                       8%	
  

       Automobile	
                        2	
              3.10%	
  
                                                                                                                          Walking	
  
Figure	
  4	
  
                                                                                                                           89%	
  


                                                                                                                                                          	
  
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       What	
  do	
  you	
  Recycle?	
  
                                                                    What	
  do	
  you	
  Recycle?	
  
         Plastic	
            94	
                     100	
  
                                                        90	
  
          Paper	
             95	
                      80	
  
                                                        70	
  
                                                        60	
  
          Glass	
             84	
                      50	
  
                                                        40	
  
       Batteries	
            37	
                      30	
  
                                                        20	
  
                                                        10	
  
             Ink	
                                       0	
  
                              31	
  
       Cartridges	
  
             Cell	
  
                              20	
  
        Phones	
  
        I	
  don’t	
  
                               2	
                                                                            	
  
        Recycle	
  

          Other	
        Containers	
  

	
  
	
  
	
  




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APPENDIX II: Additional Online Information
In addition to the material that will be included in the printed Student Sustainability
Guide, the following material will be included in the online-version of the guide.

Sustainable Student Organizations
Nourish International (NI)
NI’s mission is to provide infrastructure and support for students to think critically and
implement long-term solutions to eradicate poverty worldwide. NI partners with non-
profit organizations to focus on sustainability, education, and empowerment to fight
against poverty.
Website: nourishinternational.org
Email: nourishinternational@umich.edu

Sustainable Volunteer Opportunities in Ann Arbor
There are also plenty of ways volunteer within the Ann Arbor community through
conservation, recycling, and awareness and education programs.
Recycling
The Ann Arbor Recycle ReUse Center
The ReUse Center accepts donations of and sells reusable household goods, office
supplies, and building materials. Volunteers can help with sorting, cleaning, and pricing
to be resold to the general public. And, it's a great way to find cheap, reused stuff!
Website: recycleannarbor.org
The Scrapbox
The Scrap Box is the place for creative recycling with a large assortment of unique
materials which manufacturers and businesses would otherwise send to landfills:
remnants, samples, seconds, and scraps. This good junk can be recycled into useful
materials for art classes, learning games, science experiments, crafts and other
expressions of creativity. Volunteers help by sorting supplies and stocking donations.
Website: scrapbox.org
Awareness/Education
Clean Water Action
Clean Water Action empowers people to take action to protect America's waters and
build healthy communities. Clean Water Action has succeeded in winning some of the
nation's most important environmental protections through grassroots organizing, expert
policy research and political advocacy focused on holding elected officials accountable to
the public.
Website: cleanwateraction.org
Environment Michigan
Environment Michigan is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy
organization. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and
tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win
real results for Michigan's environment. Environment Michigan draws on 30 years of
success in tackling our state's top environmental problems.
Website: environmentmichigan.org
Leslie Science and Nature Center



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Leslie Science and Nature Center educates children of all ages to nurture the nature
around them through educational programs and environment friendly events. Volunteer
opportunities are available as the Leslie Science and Nature Center brings together the
city of Ann Arbor to promote environmental awareness.
Website: lesliesnc.org
Michigan League of Conservation Voters
Michigan League of Conservation Voters is a non-profit, non-partisan organization
dedicated to passing strong environmental laws, electing environmental champions, and
holding lawmakers accountable for their actions. With your help, we can make sure the
right people are in office making the right decisions to protect, preserve, and maintain
Michigan’s public health and spectacular natural resources.
Website: http://www.michiganlcv.org/
National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Office
Since 1982, the Great Lakes Natural Resource Center has been a regional leader in
protecting the Great Lakes for the wildlife and humans that depend on this invaluable
resource.
Website: http://www.nwf.org/Regional-Centers/Great-Lakes.aspx

Transportation
Here is a map of the bikeways throughout the city of Ann Arbor and the entire
Washtenaw County. These bike paths include city street bikeways and country paths.
This allows you to get around the area easily or just take a leisurely ride.




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Green Market
Restaurants
Key:
∗ Vegetarian
° Vegetarian Options
• Vegan Options
∇ Michigan Owned
∴ Locally Sourced
ε Organic Purchasing
** Will be included on online guide
$ Inexpensive
$$ Moderately Priced
$$$ Expensive

Arbor Brewing Company Pub & Eatery °•∇∴ε $$
114 E Washington St
734-213-1393
arborbrewing.com

Eve °•∇∴ε $$$


                        The University of Michigan ⏐ Student Sustainability Guide ⏐ 29
Kingsley St between 4th and 5th
734-222-0711
evetherestaurant.com

Jolly Pumpkin Cafe and Brewery °•∇∴ε $$
311 S. Main Street
(734) 913-2730
jollypumpkin.com/annarbor/

Vinology °•∇∴ε $$$
110 South Main St.
734-222-9841
http://www.vinowinebars.net/vinology

Groceries
Ann Arbor's Westside Farmers Market
Southwest corner of W. Maple and Jackson Ave.
westsidefarmersmarket.com
June-Sept: Thurs 3-7pm
Door-to-Door Organics
michigan.doortodoororganics.com
Harvest Farms
1923 Geddes Ave
734-395-7782
harvest-kitchen.com
Zingerman’s Creamery
3723 Plaza Drive
734.929.0500
zingermanscreamery.com


Activities and Recreation
The following activities and recreational opportunities are included in the printed guide
however there will be extended descriptions of each in the online version.

Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor Adventures
Outdoor Adventures, which is offered through the department of recreational sports, has
many educational and recreational opportunities offered by their local programming and
tripping program. They also have gear for rent to plan your own trips.
336 Hill Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 764-3967
Bivouac Ann Arbor Gear Rentals



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As well as being a retailer of outdoor gear, the Bivouac also rents gear and is located
close to campus.
336 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 761-6207
Argo Canoe Livery
Argo Canoe Livery offers kayak and canoe rentals and is walking distance from campus.
Instruction is available.
1055 Longshore Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 794-6241
Planet Rock Climbing Gym
Planet Rock is place to get acquainted with the sport of rock climbing or stay in shape if
you're already an expert. It's a great hub of people with lots of different experience levels
and also a way to meet people who are also interested in outdoor climbing.
82 Aprill Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (734) 827-2680
MRock
MRock is a nice feature of the University of Michigan. MRock has a nice selection of
bouldering problems and offers lots of climbing classes for University Students. It costs
$5 to climb but this includes gear and a lesson if you need one. It's run through the
Department of Recreational Sports and is in the IM building.
Intramural Sports Building 606 E. Hoover Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 764-7625

Parks
Gallup Canoe Livery
Gallup Canoe Livery offers canoe, kayak, paddleboat and rowboat rentals. It is
surrounded by parks, trails and playgrounds and even features a cafe selling Zingerman's
baked goods.
3000 Fuller Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (734) 794-6240
Nichols Arboretum
Started as a botanical zoo, the Arb has evolved into a system of trails great for running in
the summer months. In the winter, the rolling hills around Dow prairie make excellent
sledding hills. There are lots of volunteer opportunities to do invasive removal and
controlled burn programs.
James D. Reader Center1610 Washington Hts.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-647-7600
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Although far from campus, the Botanical gardens offer a lot of community programming
and volunteer opportunities. There are several trail loops from the visitor center that
explore the extensive property and over the river. The visitor center has bathrooms; a gift
shop and some classes are held there for the University.


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1800 North Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-9741
(734) 647-7600
Leslie Science Center
The Leslie Science Center has about 50 acres of parkland, a critter house that is open on
Sundays and many opportunities for volunteering with their children's education
programs.
1831 Traver Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105 734-997-1553
Bird Hills Nature Area
The largest park in Ann Arbor, Bird Hills has 160 acres covered with trails. It’s a great
place to go running!
Bird Road, Ann Arbor MI
Pinckney Recreation Area
Michigan State run recreation area with camping and trails.
8555 Silver Hill Road Pinckney, MI 48169
Waterloo Recreation Area
Michigan State run recreation area with camping and trails.
16345 McClure Rd. Chelsea, MI 48118

Student Organizations
Michigan Climbing Club
The Michigan Climbing Club connects a group of students, faculty and staff who have an
interest in climbing. Members get discounts at Planet Rock and the Bivouac and the club
offers clinics and information sessions for beginners. The group often has movie nights
and plans occasional trips to climbing areas around the country.
rockclimbers@umich.edu
Society of Les Voyageurs
The LVs are a group of students dedicated to learning from and enjoying the outdoors.
They do informal trips, outdoor sports, educational programs, and weekly dinners at our
cabin on the Huron.
411 Longshore Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (734) 662-1553
Michigan Backpacking Club
Michigan Backpackers are a group that meets to discuss backpacking techniques and
skills as well as opportunities for backpacking in Michigan and throughout North
America. The group has taken out trips during fall and spring breaks.
324 John St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 http://www.michiganbackpacking.weebly.com



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Michigan Fishing Club
The Michigan Fishing Club is on campus to aid the education and raise awareness for the
recreation, sport, and conservation of fisheries.
440 Church St Room G128 Ann Arbor, MI 48109 bassfishing@umich.edu
Kayak Club (RSCK)
The RSCK seeks to attract all levels of whitewater and flat-water kayakers and canoeists.
A great way to get started is to sign up for one of their NCRB pool sessions--they provide
all the equipment with the exception of your bathing suit and a towel. The club helps to
arrange carpooling for river excursions to help you get outside!
Intramural Sports Building 606 East Hoover Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109
kayakclub@umich.edu
Michigan Birders
The Michigan Birders are a network of individuals passionate about and dedicated to the
enjoyment, conservation and study of wild birds, and to increase student involvement in
these activities.
530 S. State St. 3909 Michigan Union Ann Arbor, MI 48109
umbirders@ctools.umich.edu


Green Media
Literature
1. Pioneers! by Willa Cather
2. Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv
3. Becoming Good Ancestors by David Ehrenfeld
4. Uncommon Ground by William Cronon
5. The Falconer of Central Park by Donald Knowler
6. Travels with the Archdruif by John McPhee
7. The Abstract Wild by Jack Turner
8. Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
9. The Environmental Imagination by Lawrence Buell
10. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill
    Bryso
Films
1.   The 11th Hour
2.   King Corn
3.   Happy Feet
4.   March of the Penguins
5.   FernGully
6.   Fast Food Nation
7.   Hoot
8.   Winged Migration


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9. The China Syndrome
10. Over the Hedge
11. Silkwood
Other
1. Simply Organic by Jesse Cool
2. The Organic Cook's Bible by Jeff Cox
3. Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook by Vegetarian Times Magazine
4. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
5. The Earth Book by Todd Parr
6. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
7. Yosemite and the High Sierra by Ansel Adams
8. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution- and How It Can Renew
   America by Thomas L. Friedman
9. The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems
   by Van Jones




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