MSU now accepting applications for green certification program

Go green in more ways than one! As Michigan State University (MSU) works to develop institutional-level strategies to improve campus sustainability and resource conservation, the MSU Sustainability department is calling on the MSU community to reflect on the role they play in constructing a sustainable future by participating in the Spartan Green Certification online assessment program. The program has been extended this year to include MSU Extension offices.

Even though we’re spread out all over the state, we’re still part of the MSU community and can make an impact on the environment along with our fellow Spartans on campus.

The Spartan Green Certification program is designed to recognize, assist and promote units that are taking steps toward reducing their environmental footprint and positively affecting the surrounding community. With a presence in every county, MSU Extension is uniquely positioned to address the university’s sustainability goals by adopting the best practices outlined in the program and demonstrating leadership beyond campus.

The application period for 2016-18 certification is now open, and with three levels of achievement (Bronze, Silver and Gold), every space has the opportunity to reduce their overall impact.

As an institutional leader at the forefront of addressing the world’s sustainability issues, MSU is inviting all of our Extension units to create a strategy for sustainable growth by participating in Spartan Green Certification ‒ because as Spartans, it is not just what we do, but why we do it.

Applications for certification are due March 4. It would be great if you could take a moment to check out the full program details and instructions that are available online at: bespartangreen.msu.edu/certification.php

Go green! (Literally!)

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