Earth Day 50

MSU joins the world in celebrating 50 years of Earth Day.

How will you celebrate? 

For the first time in history, Earth Day is going digital. Although MSU is unable to host traditional Earth Day celebrations on campus, there are many virtual activities and opportunities to get engaged during the first “Digital Earth Day”. 


Key Highlights at MSU for Earth Day 2020

MSU Celebrates Sustainability Successes During Earth Day 2020
Learn how MSU is making progress towards combating climate change and leading the pathway to a global sustainable future through its four pillars: campus, curriculum, community, and culture.  


MSU Earth Day Podcast
MSU leaders reflect on Earth Day, MSU's commitment to sustainability and the impact of COVID-19.   


Earth Day Bingo 
MSU joins other Michigan-based colleges and universities to present Earth Week Bingo to honor our communities and take action for the planet.   


MSU recognized for completing Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge
Find out how MSU reduced energy consumption by 21% two years ahead of schedule in this nationwide program to improve the energy efficiency of the nation’s buildings, plants, and homes.


MSU’s arboretum is a sustainable, resilient living laboratory
There is much to celebrate during Earth Week, including Arbor Day on April 24. Find out how MSU enhances the Spartan experience through the MSU arboretum. 


Solve Climate By 2030 Webinar: Climate Solutions for Michigan
Hear three ambitious but feasible actions we can take in Michigan to combat climate change over the next 10 years. 


Keeping Momentum and Promoting Engagement for Sustainability During COVID-19 
Amy Butler, Director of Sustainability at MSU joins a panel to discuss how sustainability professionals are finding ways to adapt and keep momentum for key initiatives through the current crisis.


MSU Student Sustainability Leadership Council Virtual Open House 
Student members speak about their sustainability projects and experiences while at MSU.  


Student Reflection: Improving Safety and Sustainability at MSU 
Alexa Marsh, President of Sustainable Spartans, reflect on her experience helping lead the club's Public Transportation Safety Initiative, funded by the Ford Motor Company Fund.  


Helping Students Go Green on Campus
Learn how RHS incorporates sustainability into its strategic vision and implements programs and initiatives that continually engage students in going green. 


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Join in on virtual events and activities across the globe: 

Visit the Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) to for a variety of ways to celebrate Earth Day at home, including multiple online educational resources for students.

Tune in at 10 am on 4/22 for a livestream with EGLE Director Liesl Clark and EGLE Office of Climate and Energy Adviser Brandy Brown, who will both talk about ways Michigan students can take steps to help protect the Earth.

Visit earthday.org for livestreamed discussions, a global digital surge, and 24 hours of actions that you can take, right now and from wherever you are.

Visit earthrise2020.org for a worldwide livestream on April 22 in a collective call for transformation action for the planet. Text Earth to 72727.

Visit wedonthavetime.org for a week long series of live talks and other daily shows with speakers, thinkers and doers from all over the world.