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A stand to to the right with Sustainability employees informing students of employment opportunites, the Be Spartan Green Truck is in the background.


At MSU, green is more than a school color. It’s an attitude of personal responsibility and hard work that is shared by students, faculty and staff who, through both small steps and big collective actions, show how daily intentional actions can make a big impact—and a better world.

That attitude and ethic have helped make MSU one of the nation’s top sustainable campuses. While researching solutions that will help create a more sustainable world, Spartans also are making MSU a greener campus. Guided by the university-wide Be Spartan Green initiative, which combines research-based solutions with behavior changes, Sustainability is transforming campus facilities and operations to conserve energy, reduce waste and maintain the campus ecosystem.

Sustainability serves in a support role to the university. The department's main focus is education and outreach to support the university’s energy, water and resource-conservation initiatives. Initiatives include the Energy Transition Plan, a long-range energy strategy for Michigan State University and the creation of the Be Spartan Green Student Project Fund, a fund for students exploring solutions to MSU’s most pressing sustainability challenges. In addition to education, the department also tracks energy-consumption trends, and connects energy-related policies and goals to specific campus environments.



468 Green Way Room 100 
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 355-1751
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