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Geoff Chatas says campus becomes "living lab" for environmental stewardship

Season 8, Ep. 8

Last January, president Santa J. Ono set the university on a path to imagine what aspirations the University of Michigan could achieve in the next 10 years. 


Vision 2034 is the outcome of the yearlong strategic visioning process that engaged more than 25,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and local community members. 


U-M's vision to be the defining public university outlines four areas where the university will make dramatic and focused impact: life-changing education; human health and well-being; democracy, civic and global engagement; and climate action, sustainability and environmental justice. 


Geoff Chatas, the university's chief financial officer, talked with us about climate action, sustainability, and environmental justice. 


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