a better tomorrow is up to us

Unified in our goals to maximize the impact of our campus while minimizing our footprint, we use our collective knowledge, intuition, drive and passion to address sustainability challenges in everything we do.

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BEST COLLEGE FARM

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AASHE STARS RATING

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PRINCETON REVIEW GREEN COLLEGE

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OUR LAND GRANT ROOTS POWER OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE

Established in 1855 as the nation’s pioneer land-grant university and Michigan’s first agricultural college, MSU was called upon to address growing areas of concern in the country: education, agriculture, infrastructure and science. Today, MSU’s 5,200 acre campus is still home to leading research, as well as cutting-edge technologies, award-winning programs and thousands of Spartans working to make a difference every day. Learn more about how our agricultural roots guide our actions for a better tomorrow.

 

 

MSU EARNS GOLD RATING FROM INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION 

MSU has earned a Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for its sustainability efforts, becoming one of three Gold-rated institutions in Michigan. The university has been certified through AASHE since 2011, achieving silver that year and again in 2016; this is MSU's first Gold rating. More than 150 individuals across MSU contributed to the certification report, and the entire Spartan community continues to work to further sustainability in MSU's campus, community, curriculum and culture. Learn more about MSU's AASHE rating and its journey to achieving Gold. 

STARS Gold Seal
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OUR CAMPUS SERVICES EMBODY SUSTAINABILITY 

Creating a more sustainable world is up to all of us. MSU's achievements in sustainable transportation, water use, waste diversion, food systems and more depend on numerous committed departments and employees. Learn about our campus sustainability services, including MSU Recycling, the MSU Bikes Service Center, Transportation Services and more.