On April 22, MSU Sustainability celebrated the 45th anniversary of Earth Day at its 2015 Be Spartan Green Gala. The annual event recognizes Spartans who have made significant contributions to on-campus sustainability. This year's gala was held in the Wharton Center's Jackson Lounge and featured keynote speaker Mary Templeton, Senior Consultant of Public Sector Consultants.

Be Spartan Green Outstanding Awards were given to staff, students, faculty and campus partners who have demonstrated their support of sustainability on campus. Units that have achieved Spartan Green Certification status this year were also recognized.