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Sustainability Project Assistance Request

MSU Students, please let us know about your sustainability project and if we can assist you. Many MSU departments are available to help with your sustainability project. Complete the request form and a MSU representative will respond to you within 24-48 business hours. This is not a grant or funding request. Click here for request form

Think About Environmental Stewardship

As a Tier I research institution, MSU has a plethora of research opportunities available. Research in environmental stewardship may provide resources, creativity and innovation for the problems of tomorrow and future generations. Search for research opportunities in environmental stewardship and/or sustainability through VENTURE.

Attend Events About the Environment

As new students pour in, you find yourself wanting to get involved, but maybe you don't know just where to look for information. Why not check out the many on and off campus groups and activities? For information about what is coming up check out the Happenings page. If you want to become involved in an environmental group, check out the Resources page.


For information about courses that discuss sustainability and other environmental topics check out the Sustainably Focused Courses Page.

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Student Project Fund

The Be Spartan Green Student Project Fund is a program that will provide financial support for students to explore solutions to our most pressing challenges in sustainability here at MSU.

For more information check out the Student Project Fund Page.

Sustainability Seed Grants

In order to engage MSU faculty, staff, and students in opportunities to advance sustainability research, the Sustainability office, supported by Infrastructure Planning and Facilities and the Systems Team for Sustainability, offers grants to promising projects.

Click here to see the past winners

Systems Team for Sustainability

Michigan State University’s Systems Team began in 2005 after President Lou Anna K. Simon announced the Boldness by Design strategic imperative to the University. The team’s goal was to “improve the sustainability of MSU’s campus by reducing inputs, improving the efficiency of processes and optimizing outputs,” by engaging the community in the process and including faculty, administration, staff, students and stakeholders. The systems team is now charged with developing recommendations for the environmental topics of water, food, procurement/supply chain, and energy.

See What Others Are Doing

  • Interested in environmental science and policy. Check out MSU's ESPP program for more information on how to get involved or stay informed.
  • Researchers led by the MSU AgBioResearch scientist, Bruce Dale, find a potential key for unlocking biomass energy. See the full article here.
  • Dave Dempsey is an award-winning author and environmental policy advisor, and he's taking great strides in greening the Great Lakes.