Landscape designer Becca Robinson (MLA ’09) has met with hundreds of homeowners to help them identify ways they can reduce their environmental footprint and make their homes and landscapes more sustainable. Recently, the SEAS graduate and her colleagues had the opportunity to share those same tips with none other than Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
While graduate students at SEAS, dual-degree classmates Cecilia Garibay (MS/MPP ’22) and Dolores Migdalia Perales (MS/MURP ’22) teamed up to develop the Michigan Sustainability Case, “A Tale of Two (Polluted) Cities: Latinx communities and Their allies face air pollution in Southwest Detroit and Southwest Los Angeles.” Their case, which focuses on air quality, asks how EJ issues affect different communities in different ways, and how Latinx members voice their concerns.
Many studies have shown that eating a plant-based diet can be more environmentally friendly than traditional meat-based diets. Here at SEAS, many students partake in eating plant-based diets for sustainability, health and/or ethical reasons. Whether you are a hardcore vegan or just looking to add more plant-based meals to your diet, there are many plant-based options on and around the Ann Arbor campus that have delicious vegetarian and vegan options for students.
SEAS alumnae Stephanie Judd (MS/MBA ’13) and Kara Davidson (MS/ MBA ’13) founded Wolf & Heron in 2016 to help leaders create change through more effective communication. At the annual SEAS Career Trek, held in Denver, Colorado, in Fall 2022, Judd shared a few of her thoughts and experiences on camera.