As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Vice President for Auxiliary Enterprises Vennie Gore and partners across the university take a moment to reflect on Michigan State University’s many accomplishments in sustainability. RHS has focused on sustainable initiatives for years, and with Spartans sharing an ever-growing passion for social responsibility, continuing to honor these values is now more important than ever.
Wondering how you can celebrate Earth Day while under quarantine? Here are a few ideas:
- Unplug your TVs and appliances for the day; read a book or take a walk to destress from your day.
- Repurpose materials from around your house; make no-sew facemasks from old T-shirts or paint aluminum cans and turn them into pots for spring flowers.
- Ask restaurants to skip the plastic utensils and paper napkins with your delivery or curbside order.
- Research new plant-based recipes or create a family favorite with plant or dairy alternatives.
- Learn about food preservation techniques like canning, pickling, drying or freezing fruits and vegetables — that way, you can enjoy them year-round.
- Watch an environmental documentary or animal show, and research ways to protect your favorite species.
- Support MSU’s goal of planting more trees on campus by donating to the Campus Arboretum Fund for Tree Design, Installation and Maintenance on MSU Properties on the University Development Online Giving page.