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Office of Campus Sustainability

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  • Through a generous donation by an MSUM Alumni, the Office of Campus Sustainability announces the creation of the Sustainability Leadership Award designed to encourage, recognize, and reward student leadership in Campus Sustainability. The main purpose is to highlight MSUM students to make a difference on campus. One of the first of its kind, the $500 cash stipend will be disbursed at the end of each semester. All MSUM students, regardless of Major, are eligible.  To learn more and to nominate a student, please read about Campus Sustainability Leadership Award.


    The mission of the Office of Campus Sustainability is to exist as the campus hub for environmental sustainability. Its goal is to raise awareness about environmental impact of our institution, including efforts to lessen that impact. It aims to foster the wise use of resources while enriching the student experience along the way. The Office brings sustainability down to earth in a way that gives each student, faculty, and staff member the opportunity to leave our campus cleaner than we found it.  Additionally, the OCS would like to express appreciation for all of the sustainable efforts made around campus by both students and staff.  We would also like to recognize Jeff Goebel for his exemplary improvements around campus to help reduce energy waste and improve efficiency while increasing sustainability here at MSUM.   

    View the current edition of our newsletter for fast facts about campus energy usage, details on the new Sustainability Leadership Award, and information on trashless classrooms!     

     November 2014 Edition of Dragon Greenwire  

    Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

     AASHE Logo MSUM is a proud member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. All MSUM students, faculty, and staff have free access to members-only resources by clicking here and registering an account.   

    As a part of AASHE, we are conducting a sustainability assessment through The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS).  STARS, developed by the AASHE, is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.  AASHE acknowledges leaders in the advancement of sustainability by providing invaluable resources, with broad participation from diverse representatives of the higher education community.