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  • Urban Alternatives House Will Test Sustainable Landscape Rating System

    The University of Michigan-Flint's Urban Alternatives House has been selected as one of the first landscapes to participate in a new program testing the nation's first rating system for green landscape design, construction and maintenance. The selection was made by the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™).

  • UM-Flint Students to Receive Award for Dedication to Community Service

    Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) announced 11 students from the University of Michigan-Flint will be awarded for their dedication and commitment to community service during the 14th annual Outstanding Student Service Awards, April 10, 2010, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Mich.

  • UM-Flint to explore benefits of urban gardening

    Suppose you had a deli near downtown Flint that was looking for an environmentally friendly source for lettuce, tomatoes and other toppings for its sandwiches. Currently, those items have to travel a long way by truck before they become part of a Flint-made sandwich. That means using gasoline and other forms of energy to get the food items to the deli. However, if there was an empty lot next door to the deli, you could consider growing those foods right there. Can't get much fresher.

  • UM-Flint Helps Turn Parking Spaces into Parks

    What would happen if many of the Parking spaces in downtown Flint were transformed into beautiful mini parks?

    As part of the MY FLINT program, University of Michigan-Flint students will be joined on Friday, September 18 by urban planners, park agencies and community advocates to observe 2009 National Park(ing) Day by transforming the red bricks of Saginaw Street to lush mini parks.    

  • MY FLINT-Getting to Know a City

    All colleges offer student orientation as a way for new students to get to know their school. The University of Michigan-Flint Outreach is adding a new community orientation program-a unique way for new and current students, faculty, and staff to better know Flint. Called MY FLINT, the program will kick off with tours of the downtown and local restaurants.

  • "Better Together" Unity Rally Set for Flint City Hall

    The community is invited to join the "Better Together" Unity Rally to celebrate a new spirit of hope for the future. The rally will be held Tuesday, August 18 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the front lawn of Flint City Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) and the American Democracy Project at the University of Michigan-Flint.

  • UM-Flint to Join Earth Hour Observance

    An event that focuses on making a positive impact on climate change is expecting a billion people around the globe to participate, including the University of Michigan-Flint campus. Earth Hour 2009 is being billed as the largest climate event in history. On March 28, 2009 at 8:30 p.m. people in hundreds of cities around the world are being asked to make a bold statement about their concern about climate change by simply turning off their lights one hour.

  • UM-Flint to Transform Abandoned House into Urban Laboratory

    An abandoned house near downtown Flint is being turned into an Urban Alternatives House (UAH), which will be used as both a classroom and laboratory to teach and explore better ideas for urban living. The UAH located at 519 Garland Street will provide an example of an energy efficient building that can be monitored and used to illustrate the functioning of energy generating devices, storm water management systems and landscape management

  • UM-Flint Named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service

    The University of Michigan–Flint has been honored by The Corporation for National and Community Service with a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America's communities.

  • Campus Compact honors UM-Flint faculty member

    Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) recently announced that Dr. Heather Laube, assistant professor of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies, will be honored with an MCC Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award, the highest MCC bestows on faculty and staff in the state of Michigan.


    The University of Michigan-Flint will showcase its many partnerships between campus and community, and celebrate work which has not before been showcased. Many of the projects will be highlighted during the Partnership Showcase to be held on October 16 at 6 p.m. in the UM-Flint Theatre.