Student Presentations: Greening of the Plant Operations Regional Vehicular Fleet


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  • Host Department: Program in the Environment
  • Date: 04/19/2013
  • Time: 11:35AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: 1046 Dana

  • Description:

    The students in “ENVIRON/RCIDIV 391: Sustainability & the Campus” invite you to presentations of their semester-long projects with University staff. 

    Greening of the Plant Operations Regional Vehicular Fleet
    A recent restructuring moved Plant Operations away from a central/zonal shop model to a regional service delivery model, whereby the personnel are closer to the buildings/work. However, many of these personnel are still using full size vehicles, such as GMC Savanna vans, regardless of the need. This project considered all types of vehicles, including but not limited to; push carts, bikes, scooters, powered carts, Segway’s, electric vehicles, trucks and vans etc., and identified those that will meet the needs of the service personnel while simultaneously delivering the least overall impact to the environment.

    Sponsor: Kris Kolevar, Camie Munsell, Jim Vibbart University of Michigan Plant Operations

    Other Upcoming Presentations of "Sustainability & the Campus" (also held in 1046 Dana)

    Friday (April 19th):
    -11:10-11:35 Opportunities for Permaculture Education at UM

    Monday (April 22nd):
    -11:10-11:35 Planet Blue Ambassadors Guerrilla Marketing
    -11:35-12:00  Cleaning with Magic Water in the Residence Halls

    Please contact Mike Shriberg ( for more information about this course or these projects.