Sustainability Section - 761-0335-19

Description of Agency

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s Sustainability Section, within the Materials Management Division, is composed of the Energy, Recycling, and Sustainable Development Units. The Energy Unit promotes healthy communities, economic growth, and environmental sustainability by pursuing energy waste reduction and renewable energy. The Energy Unit’s goal is that, by 2025, not less than 35% of the State’s electric needs will be met through energy waste reduction and increasing renewable energy. The Recycling Unit seeks to increase Michigan’s recycling rate and make recycling more convenient for Michigan residents. The Recycling Unit’s goal is for 30% of residential waste to be recycled by 2025. The Unit had $6.0 million available for infrastructure grants in fiscal year 2019. The Sustainable Development Unit assists business, institutions, and local communities with improving the environment by reducing the amount of environmental waste. It accomplishes this by providing technical and financial assistance and facilitating discussions and networking opportunities that may lead to a reduction in source pollution.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the sufficiency of the Sustainability Section’s efforts to evaluate its effectiveness.

  2. To assess the effectiveness of the Sustainability Section’s administration of grants and other resources.


Estimated Release Date: April 2020

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