Michigan State University’s history as a land-grant university has made it green from the beginning. MSU continues to expand its commitment with the Be Spartan Green campaign which actively engages students, faculty, staff and visitors to take action every day.
At the Oct. 25th MSU Board of Trustees meeting, the Office of Campus Sustainability presented its 2013 report, which noted a number of milestones reached this past year, including: An increase in on-campus recycling of 60% since 2008, a 17% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2010, and a 53% reduction in coal use in the MSU Power Plant since 2010. The report also updated the campus community on the status of the Energy Transition Plan, a blueprint that is guiding MSU’s future energy decisions; gave additional information on the Global Water Initiative; and highlighted the academic side of sustainability – MSU currently offers 425 sustainability-focused or related courses. Click the image below to view the report.Tweets by @BeSpartanGreen