IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN CSS HISTORY

2021 - 30th anniversary of the Center.
2020 - CSS leads carbon accounting for President's Commission on Carbon Neutrality (PCCN).
2020 - Michael Craig and Parth Vaishnav appointed as Assistant Professors.
2019 - Drew Gronewold appointed as Associate Professor.
2017 - School of Natural Resources & Environment (SNRE) becomes School for Environment & Sustainability (SEAS).
2016 - 25th anniversary of the Center.
2016 - Tony Reames appointed as Assistant Professor and Geoff Lewis as Research Area Specialist Lead.
2015 - Ming Xu appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Resources, Conservation & Recycling.
2014 - Jeremiah Johnson appointed as Assistant Professor; Jose Alfaro as Assistant Professor of Practice.
2012 - CSS sponsors Sustainability Without Borders student group.
2011 - Peter M. Wege & Jonathan W. Bulkley Fellowship in Sustainable Systems is endowed.
2011 - Jonathan W. Bulkley Collegiate Professor in Sustainable Systems is endowed.
2011 - Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability is endowed.
2011 - Jonathan Bulkley, co-director of CSS, retires after 43 years of teaching.
2010 - Four new SNRE faculty join CSS: Jarod Kelly, Shelie Miller, Josh Newell & Ming Xu.
2008 - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama gives 'Earth Day Reflections' talk to 8,000 in Crisler Arena.
2007 - Engineering Sustainable Systems (ESS) dual Master's degree program with the College of Engineering and SNRE is launched.
2006 - Michigan at a Climate Crossroads report presents the impacts of ten strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to the Michigan State Legislature and Office of the Governor.
2005 - SNRE Sustainable Systems Master's degree field of study opens for fall enrollment.
2005 - Alcoa Foundation Conservation and Sustainability Fellowship program supports six post-docs researching Enabling Technology for a Sustainable Energy Future.
2004 - Provost recognizes CSS as a permanent University Center.
2003 - CSS hosts the biennial meeting of the International Society for Industrial Ecology (ISIE).
2003 - National Science Foundation (NSF) awards CSS $1.7 million for study of sustainable concrete infrastructure (MUSES project).
2002 - A prototype University of Michigan sustainability report is released by the Center.
2001 - The first annual Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability is inaugurated by CSS.
2000 - The Wege Foundation pledges $1.5 million to endow Peter M. Wege Chair of Sustainable Systems.
1999 - The graduate certificate Program in Industrial Ecology (PIE) is established under CSS guidance.
1999 - The Wege Foundation pledges $1.8 million in support of the CSS endowment.
1997 - External advisory board approves transition from National Pollution Prevention Center (NPPC) to Center for Sustainable Systems (CSS).
1994 - The EPA awards $0.5 million to NPPC for the development and demonstration of the Life Cycle Design Methodology.
1992 - The NPPC external advisory board holds its first meeting.
1992 - NPPC releases its first of 16 compendia (topic based collections of bibliographies, syllabi and case studies) on pollution prevention.
1991 - An EPA grant establishes the National Pollution Prevention Center (NPPC) at the University of Michigan.

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