Environmental stewardship initiatives within the Division of Residential and Hospitality Services are part of MSU's larger program, and are focused on increasing awareness and driving behavior change with the ultimate goals of reducing greenhouse emissions, reducing energy consumption and conserving water.
There are many ways Spartans can reduce their carbon footprint. Check out the information below to help you be Spartan Green!
Check out the MSU Sustainability website and learn about on-campus resources, tips and tricks, and ways to get involved.
MSU has its own recycling plant and public drop-off center that offers an extensive recycling program throughout campus. There are recycling stations in each residence hall for all paper, plastic and glass. MSU’s recycling program helps divert over 5.5 million pounds of material from landfills each year. Check out the MSU Recycling Center website here.
Dining halls are set up to provide the option to go trayless. Trayless dining helps reduce food waste and water waste and saves energy.
PLASTIC BAG BAN
Campus retail locations such as Sparty’s, Sparty’s Market and Starbucks no longer use plastic bags. Remember to bring reusable bags if you’re planning to stock up at these locations.
REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES
Your Be Spartan Green reusable water bottle can be refilled at any water station around campus.
ACCESSIBLE BIKE RACKS
Riding a bike to class is a healthy choice and also reduces air pollution throughout campus.
ACCESS TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The CATA on-campus bus service is free to all students. There are stops scattered throughout campus and near each residence hall for students convenience. Public transit reduces pollution.
MSU’s goal is to uncover cleaner, more renewable energy sources and integrate leading practices into all operations. Students can conserve resources by taking shorter showers, turning off lights and unplugging appliances. Learn more about energy conservation here.
Residence halls are within close proximity to the East Lansing community, providing residents with access to restaurants, fitness centers, medical facilities and other basic community services.
FIND YOUR PASSION
Become an Eco Rep, and serve as an ambassador for sustainability! Eco Reps encourage environmentally responsible behaviors among peers through education and awareness-building activities.
Questions about Campus Sustainability?
Residential and Hospitality Services Sustainability Officer