Published: Oct. 15, 2013

MSU celebrates Campus Sustainability Week

Contact(s): Tom Oswald University Relations office: (517) 432-0920 cell: (517) 281-7129 tom.oswald@ur.msu.edu, Ann Erhardt Campus Sustainability office: (517) 884-7003 erhardt7@msu.edu

Michigan State University will highlight many of its energy-saving and recycling success stories when it hosts Campus Sustainability Week Oct. 21-25.

Among the highlights of the week: Tours of the Student Organic Farm, MSU’s green roofs and the Bailey Greenhouse and urban farms.

There also will be a tour of MSU’s Brody Complex which will focus on its sustainability efforts, including the food pulper, its partnership with the Student Organic Farm, and the utilization of locally grown food.

In addition, a series of town hall meetings will be held to update the MSU community on the status of the Energy Transition Plan. Adopted by the MSU Board of Trustees in April 2012, the plan serves as a guide to the university’s future energy decisions.

Three meetings will be held:

  • Noon on Oct. 22 in the Surplus and Recycling Education Center
  • 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbott Road, East Lansing
  • 4 p.m. Oct. 24 in Room 147 of the Communication Arts and Sciences Building

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.bespartangreen.msu.edu/sustainweek.html.

MSU is a national leader in sustainability efforts. Since 2010, the university has reduced total greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent, and since 2008 has increased recycling by 60 percent.

More information on MSU sustainability efforts is available at www.bespartangreen.msu.edu.

 

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