25 habits for greener campus spaces

At MSU, we strive to embrace and demonstrate a high-performance culture. Practicing sustainable habits help reduce energy demand, cost and environmental impact at MSU - something that is vital to the long-term viability of campus. Use the Green Certification checklist to shape sustainability in your space, and share it with those around you for even bigger impact. 

 

HISTORY OF THE GREEN CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

From 2010 to 2017, MSU’s Spartan Green Certification program recognized units on campus who were taking steps toward waste reduction, energy efficiency, water conservation and sustainable purchasing practices. While the program is no longer active, you can still demonstrate how you’re doing your part to reduce impact at MSU. 

 

25 HABITS FOR GREENER CAMPUS SPACES CHECKLIST

If you work in an MSU space, either on the East Lansing campus or at an off-campus location, you can use one of the following printable checklists to assess and enhance the sustainable practices in your space. 

  • On-campus spaces
    On-campus spaces include offices, other work areas, break rooms and conference spaces specifically assigned to academic, administrative or service functions on the East Lansing campus. Get the checklist.
  • Off-campus spaces
    Off-campus spaces include MSU Extension offices and other MSU off-site facilities across the state. Offices, other work spaces, conference spaces and rooms designated for academic, administrative or service functions qualify. Get the checklist.

THE GREEN CERTIFIED SEAL 

In addition to using the checklist as a tool for measuring your sustainability, print off the Green Certified seal and post it in your space to show off your commitment. The simple actions listed on the checklist may seem minute in the scope of MSU, but collectively these practices add up to a big impact.  

A circular graphic reading "Green Certified."

 Download the seal (JPG).