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August is Becoming Spartan Green Month!

Ride your bike: The best way to get around campus is on two wheels, and the MSU Bikes Service Center is just the place to go! They offer many services so whether you need a repair or to rent a bike, MSU Bikes has you covered. For more information, visit their website or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Recycle:  One of the easiest ways to Be Spartan Green on campus is to recycle. There are recycling stations located in every building across campus, in large outdoor containers during move-in week, and year-round at the MSU Recycling Center. MSU collects white and mixed paper, boxboard, cardboard, plastics and metal. As far as other items such as furniture, appliances, books and clothes, consider donating to the MSU Surplus Store during Community ReUse Days this fall and spring. Visit the Recycling or Surplus Store websites for more information. 

Conserve: Another great way to Be Spartan Green at MSU is to conserve energy in your on or off-campus space. The simplest way to do that is unplugging your appliances when not in use! Another way is purchasing CFL or LED bulbs and Energy Star rated appliances, like refrigerators and microwaves, will help you reduce your energy usage and increase your efficiency. For more tips on conserving energy visit the Be Spartan Green website.

Be Spartan Green

Michigan State University’s history as a land-grant university has made it green from the beginning. MSU continues to expand its commitment with the Be Spartan Green campaign which actively engages students, faculty, staff and visitors to take action every day.

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