research in Sustainability
Student Project Fund
The Office of Campus Sustainability is now accepting applications for the Be Spartan Green Student Project Fund, a program that will provide financial support for students to explore solutions to our most pressing challenges in sustainability here at MSU.
The deadline for applications for the 2012-13 FY is Friday, June 14, 2013.
For more information check out the Student Project Fund Page.
Sustainability Seed Grants
In order to engage MSU faculty, staff, and students in opportunities to advance sustainability research, the Office of Campus Sustainability offered grants to promising projects.
We are now accepting submissions for Sustainability Seed Grant research proposals! Deadline is Friday, May 10, 2013. Click here for details.
Click here to see the past winners
Systems Team for Sustainability
Michigan State University’s Systems Team began in 2005 after President Lou Anna K. Simon announced the Boldness by Design strategic imperative to the University. The team’s goal was to “improve the sustainability of MSU’s campus by reducing inputs, improving the efficiency of processes and optimizing outputs,” by engaging the community in the process and including faculty, administration, staff, students and stakeholders. The systems team is now charged with developing recommendations for the environmental topics of water, food, procurement/supply chain, and energy.
For more information check out the Systems Team for Sustainability Page.
See What Others Are Doing
- Interested in environmental science and policy. Check out MSU's ESPP program for more information on how to get involved or stay informed.
- Researchers led by the MSU AgBioResearch scientist, Bruce Dale, find a potential key for unlocking biomass energy. See the full article here.
- Dave Dempsey is an award-winning author and environmental policy advisor, and he's taking great strides in greening the Great Lakes.