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At MSU and abroad, on the football field and in the classroom, Spartans show how sustainability is part of who we are. In our day-to-day experiences, Spartans take action to be leaders in sustainability and to reduce our environmental footprint. Although their activities range from research and education to community initiatives, faculty, staff and students recognize the importance of environmental stewardship both on and off campus. Taking action as individuals helps us to become better members of our MSU family. We challenge all Spartans to engage in actions to Be Spartan Green.
Tell us how you Take Action everyday to Be Spartan Green! Every little bit counts, submit your Everday Green Actions!
Dim Down for Earth Month
Every Friday during the month of April, try turning off lights and other equipment to Dim Down from 12pm-1pm.
By participating in the Dim Down, you are bringing about greater awareness of the electronics you have on every day, the energy you could save by turning stuff off on a daily basis.
For more information and tips on how to Dim Down, visit the Dim Down Page.
Be Spartan Green 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.
Up to $5,000 will be awarded to each project meeting the student fund criteria for one calendar year. Applications will be accepted on a rolling deadline until funds are no longer available.
For more information,visit the Student Project Funds page, or contact the Office of Campus Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 517-355-1751.
Sean Barton from East Complex facilites has taken it upon himself to get people excited about Recyclemania, recycling, and being spartan green by embodying "Spartan Recycle Man." Who knew number two cloudy plastics could make such great spartan wear! This is not Sean's first attempt to get the community involved in recycling. He has rolled out recycling and reuse training in Holmes Hall to include building partners: Lyman Briggs, RHS VP, RHS Marketing, RHS HR. He also conducted outreach with residents in a recycle awareness program prior to the Super Bowl called "Dump the Chunks", working with a glass recycling pilot in Holmes, Hubbard and Akers.
Sean makes "Being Spartan Green" a priority in his personal and professional life. Look out wolverines the "Spartan Recycle Man" will be out defending our Spartan honor!
Matt Stehouwer from Lansing, Michigan is reducing waste. Matt drove his new energy efficient Volt back from New York February 11th and 12th. He used his blog to document the trip, and now writes about what its like to own an energy efficient car. Check it out to learn more about Matt and his green story.
A Conversation with the President on Energy and Economic Impact
After the Board of Trustees passed the Energy Transition Plan in April 2012, President Simon sat down with a few knowledge panelists to answer questions about the plan and MSU's dedication to clean energy. Watch the recorded discussion below.
For other videos featuring MSU's dedication to sustainability, check out our YouTube.