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Sustainability: Earth Day

Danger of Plastic Bags

A powerpoint presentation on the Danger of Plastic Bags

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Web Sites

Earth Day 2015 by the Earth Day Network.

Earth Day in a Box : Campus Organizer Guide. 

Earth Day Online from EnvironLink.

Earth Day Information Center.

Earth Day Network Footprint Calculator : Take the quiz and see how much impact you are having on the Earth.

Earth Day Portal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Earth Day Portal sponsored by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

International Earth Day Website.

Earth Day : An Animated Tribute courtesy of the Mother Nature Network.

Sustainability : Learn It, Live It : Explore the average US footprint and test your knowledge, courtesy of the University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems.

Local/Michigan Resources

City of East Lansing Recycling Guide : The City offers curbside and drop-off recycling, curbside yard waste collection, waste collection and bulk item disposal. In addition, the City supports several seasonal events such as Christmas tree recycling and phone book collections.

Capital Area Recycling and Trash : Describes Green Bin and Drop-Off programs among other things.

Clinton County Recycling.

Mid-Michigan Environmental Council : Founded on Earth Day 1993, Mid-MEAC is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to improving the environment and quality of life by raising environmental consciousness and activism. Programs focus on River Protection, Trails & Greenways/Green Transportation, and Sustainable Business.

Michigan Recycling Coalition.

Green Initiatives at MSU

Be Spartan Green : Environmental Stewardship on the MSU Campus.

MSU Recycling : Find out what you can recycle, what type of containers are needed, who to call for more information, how to reduce waste, education resources, and other links.

MSU Student Organic Farm : This student-run farm has the goals of providing active learning opportunities about biointensive growing methods, community sustainable agriculture, and extensive experimentation with greenhouses. One can receive food grown on the farm. Membership is $460 per session (16 weeks). There is a waiting list for membership.

MSU Office of Campus Sustainability : Our mission is to foster a collaborative learning culture that leads the community to heightened awareness of its environmental impact. We envision MSU as a sustainable community that provides for the social and economic needs of its current and future members without compromising the health of our biosphere.

MSU Environment Studies and Policy Program Calendar of Campus Events.

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