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MSU Sustainability

MSU Sustainability students installing plants at the newly created "Green Wall" located on the bridge leading to the MSU Main Library.  Our collective future depends on our ability to be innovative and creative, and to translate good ideas into solutions that improve quality of life, build our economy, and strengthen our communities in a sustainable manner. Michigan State University is rising to the challenge by unlocking the potential of today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders whose innovations and dedication will address intractable problems such as climate change, global poverty, and environmental degradation.

Engaging students in critical thinking and problem solving around sustainability is a key part of MSU Sustainability in Action. Often bright ideas and creativity can be fueled by small amounts of funding support.  The Campus Sustainability Student Projects Fund (CSSPF) creates that opportunity and provides hands-on learning experiences for students to address sustainability challenges with food, water, energy, air and climate, buildings, recreation, transportation, waste and more. 

Give to the Campus Sustainability Student Projects Fund to fund student-led projects and develop tomorrow’s Leaders in Sustainability

The CSSPF supports selected student-driven, staff-supported sustainability projects such as pollinator gardens, green walls and roofs, tree plantings, renewable energy demonstrations, sustainable art projects, and more. Students learn to work with MSU and community partners, fostering their understanding of volunteerism while demonstrating how leadership happens at a local level. Through these immersive learning experiences, students develop leadership, collaboration and problem-solving skills that will propel them into their future careers.  Your donation will support student-led projects that enhance the Spartan learning experience and better MSU’s campus.

"The pollinator garden project allowed me to not only sharpen my leadership and teamwork skills, but it also exposed me to the design and plant selection process for gardens." - Arianna Farina, President of Sustainable Spartans Club, 2020-2021

The CSSPF is administered by the MSU Office of Sustainability. The office serves as the central coordinator and convener for the University’s progress in addressing global climate change and sustainable development goals. Its mission is to cultivate and embed sustainability and climate change actions throughout the institution in alignment with its four pillars of success: Campus, Curriculum, Community and Culture.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 21GGDCF1GTCASU” in the note section.


The CARES Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.

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