Campus sustainability information

At Michigan State University, we are committed to boldly moving forward, solving critical problems and improving lives across the world. See how sustainability has shaped our history and continues to define our role in the global landscape.

MSU Solar Carports

MSU’s commitment to renewable energy takes shape in the solar carports that span across five parking lots on the southern end of campus. The solar carports, operational since December of 2017, are designed to deliver an annual energy of 15 million kilowatt-hours to the university and operate on a peak power of 10.5 Megawatts. This energy is equivalent to powering 1,800 Michigan homes. The carports were built to accommodate both snow plowing and vehicles for tailgating. To learn more about solar energy and the power purchase agreement for it, visit MSU Infrastructure and Planning Facilities.

 

Video courtesy of Robert Goodwin - RS&GIS, MSU

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Sustainability in academics

MSU offers diverse opportunities to students who are interested in incorporating sustainability into their academic experience. Wherever your passions lie, you can use sustainability as a valuable skills for the future. 

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Sustainable facilities

With over 5,000 acres of iconic campus space, MSU is home to unique greenery, innovative and sustainable technologies, award-winning gardens and more. Pick your favorite, and plan a trip on campus. 

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Campus services and departments

Learn about MSU's sustainability services and the departments behind them, including MSU Recycling, the MSU Bikes Service Center, Transportation Services and more. 

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News and event resources

At MSU, our sustainability-related work is diverse, fast-paced and ever-changing. Keep up with the latest developments, research projects and findings with these resources.