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Every day, MSU Spartans are taking action to make an impact on campus and around the globe. Our collective actions are transforming campus facilities and operations to conserve energy, reduce waste and maintain the campus ecosystem.

Each and every member of the campus community can make a difference through small adoptions of more sustainable practices. These changes not only benefit the university, but the individual and greater community as a whole.

In this photo, MSU employee Sabrina Millikin carries a bag of recyclables at the Brody Square dining facility.
Photo courtesy of Communications and Brand Strategy

If you are interested in contributing to a greener campus, there are many ways to get involved. This section offers resources to get started.

Spartan Green Certification

The Spartan Green Certification program is designed to recognize, assist and promote units that are taking steps toward reducing their environmental footprint.

Spartan Green Event Certification

Spartan Green Event Certification will verify that your event is working to maximize recycling, minimize landfilled waste, reduce consumption, and ensure that products at the event are reused or repurposed.


MSU promotes its Be Spartan Green campaign both on and off campus by engaging communities in Greater Lansing through sustainable education and outreach.


If you are interested in volunteering, consider joining MSU's Community GiveGab page to connect with fellow Spartans and find volunteer opportunities near campus.