UM FLAT Strategic Plan

We’re happy to publish our new Strategic Plan, made in an effort to guide our work over the next five years. Please download, take a look, and let us know what you think.

Black Lives Matter

The UM FLAT unequivocally supports the Black Lives Matter movement. In honest pursuit of allyship, we are identifying the best ways to dismantle our racist society and restructure for a more equitable system. As a small community of students dedicated to sustainability, we are committed to environmental justice; a goal that is unattainable without racial…

FLAT Intern Spotlight: Maggie Gammons

Have you been wanting to get involved with the FLAT?  Do you want to help out with some of our sustainable living projects or learn from some knowledgeable graduate students?  If so, the FLAT spring internship is a perfect opportunity for you. Maggie Gammons, senior Biology/Environmental Studies major and current FLATmate, first got involved with…

2019 Sustainable Living Workshop Series Schedule

This spring the FLAT will be hosting four amazing workshops for students and community members to learn about various aspects of sustainability. They will be taught by four wonderful members of the community who are eager to share their skill-sets. All workshops will be hosted in the studio at the UM FLAT, 633 S. 5th…

Applications Open for Living at the FLAT!

We are now accepting applications to live at the FLAT for the 2019-2020 school year! The FLAT provides a unique, affordable living and learning opportunity for UM students. Six students live at the FLAT working together on sustainability projects and community building. Find the application here AY 2019_20 FLATApplication Email us with any questions umflat@gmail.com…

Meet our interns

Our incredible team of interns this semester are working hard to plan a sustainable living workshop series! They are organizing skill sharing events in our studio this March and April on how to reduce our environmental footprint and use botanicals more in our everyday lives. Learn more about each of them below (bios work left…

Skill Sharing

Skill sharing is an important part of the work we do at the FLAT. This is when people teach one another a unique field of knowledge or trade they are experts in. Skill sharing events and workshops bring communities together to empower one another through knowledge sharing. This grassroots approach to education promotes diversity in…

Communal Living

One adjustment that comes with moving into the UM FLAT is acclimating to communal living. There are two houses shared between six students. We rotate cooking dinner and breakfast for each other once a week and doing chores, such as chicken care and yard maintenance. What keeps this place buzzing with positive energy is a…

Building Community: UM FLAT Harvest Party

Every year, the UM FLAT hosts a Harvest Party, which serves as a community engagement and fundraising event. It is a chance for students, faculty, neighbors, and community members to celebrate the fall season with homemade soups, hand-pressed ciders, participant baked pies, and live music. This year our Harvest Party was a wonderful success, with…