Sustainability

• U-M’s Blue Course strives for environmental sustainability through the use of moisture meters and a variable frequency drive pump station for more precise water application

• In coordination with U-M Athletics’ sustainability goals in 2012, increased naturalized areas by 20 acres, approximately the size of 15 football fields

• Striving to meet President Mary Sue Coleman’s 2025 campus sustainability goals with waste reduction, 50 percent of waste from football game day parking at the golf course was recycled in the 2012 season

• In line with Michigan Athletics’ waste reduction and recycling initiatives, the golf course composted all organic matter from the golf course and soccer grounds

• Partner in the Washtenaw County Community Partners for Clean Streams Program

• U-M’s Blue Course is certified in the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program (MTESP). This certification involved implementing practices which reduce pollution, limit energy consumption, and protect the surrounding watershed. The MTESP certification aligns well with Michigan Athletics’ long term sustainability goals, some of which include water conservation and stream protection