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Every day, MSU Spartans work to create life-changing solutions for a better world.

Our actions are powered by more than a century-and-a-half commitment to empowering ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Working together and collaboratively, we can move mountains—or preserve them for future generations.

Today, MSU is one of the world’s top research universities and one of the nation’s top five sustainable campuses. And every day—through teaching, research, outreach, and campus innovation—Spartans are working to improve the quality of life at MSU and in communities around the globe.

The impact? Clean and affordable energy. Access to education and to safe food and water supplies. Improved health. Less work. More efficiency. And a more hopeful and sustainable future for all.

Use this site to explore:

  • Stories of sustainability at MSU
  • Academic programs that focus on the environment and sustainability
  • Research that makes an impact by saving lives and natural resources
  • Partnerships with people, organizations, businesses, and communities worldwide
  • Campus operations with a holistic approach to reducing greenhouse gases and waste

For more information about sustainability at MSU, contact:

MSU Campus Sustainability
MSU Surplus Store & Recycling Center
468 Green Way, Ste. 100
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-1751

By 2020, MSU strives to achieve

a 70 percent landfill diversion rate,

reduce energy consumption by 15 percent,

and greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent.


“Because higher education institutions are intimately linked to societal growth and transformation, they can help create and instill both the basic and applied knowledge that provides opportunities for all peoples and nations to achieve a heightened state of social and economic well-being and sustainable prosperity.”

Lou Anna K. Simon
You can make a difference with our BE SPARTAN GREEN campus sustainability initative