Earth Month 2020

Graphic of Earth. Celebrating 50 years Earth Day

How will you celebrate Earth Day this year?

Upcoming Events

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Fate of the Earth | March 21, Kellogg Center
Annual research symposium featuring a series of lectures, workshops and student poster presentations that explore the challenges and opportunities we face in enhancing human well-being while protecting the environment. 

Green Teams Summit | March 25, Breslin Center
Green Teams from Michigan organizations will gather to learn from peers and celebrate their work. Coordinated by the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, Consumers Energy and MSU Sustainability.

Future of Sustainability Symposium | March 27, Natural Resources Building
Student-led symposium to highlight research and projects in sustainability from the MSU campus community.

Earth Hour | March 27, 12 pm
On March 27, from 12-1 pm, the MSU community is asked to turn off non-essential lights to encourage sustainable practices on campus. Earth Hour depends on all of us to present a clear message of solidarity to protect our world’s biodiversity, communities, and natural environments.

MSU Science Festival Begins | April 1
The MSU Science Festival returns in 2020 with over 250 activities for the MSU community to engage with science in fun and creative ways.  

MSU Science Festival Expo Zone | April 4, Biomedical Physical Sciences and Chemistry Bldgs
Visit the Expo Zone during the MSU Science Festival for hands-on STEM activities for the entire family to enjoy. Engage with nearly 70 interactive exhibits all day long. In addition to the Expo, stop by demonstrations and talks throughout the day.

Solve Climate by 2030: Solutions for Michigan Webinar | April 7, Hannah Administration
MSU is the designated host for the state of Michigan for the national Solve Climate by 2030 Initiative, led by Bard College. Each state will simultaneously host a webinar on climate solutions for their state. Hear from leaders in Michigan on three ambitious but feasible ideas to solve climate by 2030. 

MSU Science Festival Take a Tour Day | April 18
Thirty tours are being offered during the MSU Science Festival's take a tour day. Explore the Bug House, Butterfly Garden, Bailey Greenhouse, Baker Woodlot, MSU Recycling Center, Anerobic Digester and more. 

MSU Global Day of Service | April 18
Every year in April, as part of the Spartans Serve initiative, there is a Global Day of Service to harness the power of this spirit of service and demonstrate what Spartans can do in a single day. Sign-up for one of the many volunteer opportunities in the Greater Lansing area. 

Kickoff Walk East Meets West Workplace Walking Challenge | April 20, Wells Hall Courtyard
Join MSU Sustainability, Health4U, SPARTANfit Fitness & Wellness Program, and Recreational Sports & Fitness Services for a river trail walk to kickoff the Workplace Walking Challenge at MSU. Details coming soon. This event is part of the MSU Spring Forward for Sustainable Health Initiative.

US Green Business Council Townhall and Technical Workshop | April 21, Breslin Center
USGBC President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam will address Michigan leaders at the Town Hall's Executive Breakfast. The Technical Workshop will highlight LEED credits for Operations and Maintenance.

Michigan Energy Summit | April 21, Grand Rapids
Celebrates Michigan Battle of the Buildings 'biggest losers' and brings leading building owners & operators from across the state in a peer to peer learning platform.

Michigan Mass Timber Summit | April 21-22, Kellogg Center
Opportunity to learn about and accelerate adoption of mass timber in Michigan. Includes tour of new MSU STEM Building. Hosted by Michigan Forest Biomaterials Institute.

Earth Day at the Rock | April 22, The Rock
MSU celebration for Earth Day. Details coming soon! 

Science on a Sphere Earth Day Open House | April 22, MSU Museum
Reflect on how our planet’s biosphere has changed over the past half century and learn about habitat loss, extinction rates, ocean acidification, and climate change, all illustrated in dynamic, living color on one of the world’s most dynamic learning technologies.

MIEIBC 8th Annual Energy Innovators Conference | April 22, Kellogg Center
Brings together leaders in Michigan’s energy industry, utilities, policymakers, and regulators. Features keynote from Patti Poppe.

Extended Producer Responsibility Forum | April 24, Kellogg Center
Invitation only. Brings together experts in research and practice related to extended producer responsibility and the circular economy. Identify potential research agenda for further action.

Spartan Arbor Day 5K | April 25, Conrad Hall
MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities and MSU Sustainability are hosting a fun run to highlight MSU's green spaces and raise funds for planting trees across MSU's campus. Celebrate Arbor Day by running the 5K on campus or participate through a virtual run. 

Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference | April 28 – 30, Suburban Collection, Novi
First-of-its-kind regional conference focused on water infrastructure challenges and solutions. MSU Sustainability exhibit will highlight MSU programs. Hosted by EGLE.