research in Sustainability
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE for the 2013-14 school year is Friday, June 27
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.
Information regarding 2013-14 funds and the process will be available early in 2014.
For more information, see the Systems Team for Sustainability page.
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.
For more information check out the Systems Team for Sustainability Page.
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.