MSU Sustainability in Motion Invites Participants to Join October Sustainability Walk Series 

Michigan State University is proud to participate in Campus Sustainability Month this October. This annual designation is hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and celebrates higher education sustainability achievements while raising awareness of the value of sustainability in higher education. To celebrate and kickoff a new year of sustainability advancements, the MSU Sustainability Office and the Health4U Program are hosting a sustainability walk series throughout the month with the MSU WorkLife Office as a supporting partner. The walks showcase the ways in which sustainability is embedded within MSU's campus, curriculum, community and culture.   

“The Sustainability Month Walk Series is a great opportunity for the MSU community to learn how the University is addressing sustainability and climate issues here on campus, while having the chance to get outside, be active and enjoy the beautiful sights of MSU in the fall,” said TJ Hall, a Health4U Consultant.  

With a featured topic each week, MSU Sustainability and Health4U highlight student projects, green buildings, renewable energy, sustainable food systems, freshwater protection, recycling and reuse and more.

Group of people walking outside

“Sustainability at MSU encompasses both the institution and the individual.  We want to share some of the actions being taken and encourage our MSU community to think about sustainability as a component of everyday life. These walks help promote what’s happening on campus and how students, staff, faculty and alumni can help create a sustainable culture at MSU while also creating a healthy mindset, a key part of sustainability,” said Amy Butler, Director of Sustainability.    

An upcoming walk will explore Greening Athletics at the Breslin Center on October 10th. During the tour, attendees will get a behind the scenes look at how MSU Athletics is going green and fostering sustainable practices at athletics events.  

“MSU Athletics is committed to joining the university community and our campus partners at Sustainability and Recycling in the quest to increase awareness for recycling and the reduction of waste.  We are continuing to seek ways to be more effective at our events and in our footprint and are excited to continually work towards improving our efforts,” said Seth Kesler, Associate Director of Athletics at MSU. 

Walks are held Thursdays from 12 – 12:50 pm and start at different locations across campus. Other walk topics in October include Health and Sustainability, Designing for Sustainable Buildings and Sustainable Farming and Foods. For more details and registration, visit