Earth Month events at MSU
Published: March 23, 2017
As Spartans, we know that green is more than simply a school color. It is an attitude of personal responsibility, and a commitment to leaving the planet better than we found it. Earth Day is April 22, but events are happening all month on campus to encourage the MSU community to reflect on their impact on the planet and play their part in protecting it.
Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to get involved with an event, explore campus sustainability resources and share photos and video throughout the month using the #bespartangreen hashtag.
For more information, visit http://bespartangreen.msu.edu/events.php
Student Organic Farm Stand11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 6, MSU Auditorium
The Student Organic Farm Stand returns for the 2017 season on April 6. The stand is located under a white tent on Farm Lane in front of the Auditorium every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit them for all your vegetable, fruit, flower, herb and transplant needs.
Friends of Maple River Cleanup Event9 a.m., April 8, Elsie/Maple River Dam site on Island Road
Volunteers can join Friends of the Maple River for their annual spring cleanup and log jam removal along the Maple River. They will meet Saturday, April 8 at 9 a.m. on the south side of old Elsie Dam. Visit their website for further information.
ESPP 2017 Fate of the Earth Symposium8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 12, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
The Environmental Science and Policy Program's 4th annual symposium explores the challenges and opportunities we face in enhancing human well-being while protecting the environment. The event includes seminars and discussion, and emphasizes presentations that will speak to the broader MSU and Michigan community. It is free and open to the public.
MSU Surplus Store Spring Bike SaleApril 15
The MSU Surplus Store is excited to bring back a Surplustomer favorite, their Spring Bike Sale! Choose from nearly 500 used bikes in all styles, brands and conditions. Some are ready to ride, while others need repair, but MSU Bikes Service Center will be on hand to give you a better idea of what is needed.
Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Spring Ephemerals of the World12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m., April 20
Join Beal Botanical Garden assistant curator Peter Carringon to examine the beautiful earliest spring flowers that MSU has imported from all over the temperate world. The tour will begin near the shed in the garden.
4th Annual Earth Week Extravaganza!April 20, The MSU Rock
The Sustainable Spartans, an environmental student group on campus, is hosting a variety of activities near the rock in honor of Earth Month, including small plant giveaways, reusable pot decorating, free bike maintenance from MSU Bikes, a trivia game about sustainability, Be Spartan Green pledge collection, and many more.
Free admission to Kellogg Biological Station Bird Sanctuary9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 22, Kellogg Biological Station Bird Sanctuary
Kellogg Biological Station Bird Sanctuary is offering free admission in honor of Earth Day! Bring a friend and check out their incredible sanctuary for many types of rescued birds.