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With the publication of the College Sustainability Report Card 2010, more than 1,100 school survey responses from over 300 institutions are now available online. In total, these surveys offer more than 10,000 pages of data collected from colleges and universities during the summer of 2009 . To access surveys from other schools, go to the  surveys section  of the website. To see grades, or to access additional surveys submitted by this school, please click the "Back to Report Card" link at the beginning or end of the survey.

 

Name:  Jennifer Sowa
Title:
Project Coordinator, Office of the VP for Finance & Operations
Date survey submitted:
7/28/09

ADMINISTRATION

SUSTAINABILITY POLICIES
1) Does your school have its own formal sustainability policy?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

2) Has the president of your institution signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)?
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. If completed, please provide the date the GHG Report was submitted to the ACUPCC:

3) Has your institution signed the Talloires Declaration?
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes

4) Is there a sustainability component in your institution's master plan and/or strategic plan (check all that apply)?
[  ]  No
[ X]  Yes, in the master plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

The 2020 Master Plan contains several planning principles in the area of land use, campus environment and transportation that contribute to the sustainability of the campus over time.

www.2020vision.msu.edu
[X  ]  Yes, in the strategic plan. Please describe and provide URL, if available:

Environmental Stewardship is one of the large initiatives in Michigan State University’s Strategic Imperative, Boldness by Design. The goal of the initiative is to, improve the sustainability of MSU campus by reducing inputs, improving the efficiency of processes, and optimizing outputs.

www.boldnessbydesign.msu.edu

ADVISORY COUNCIL
5) Does your school have a council or committee that advises on and/or implements policies and programs related to sustainability?
[  ]  No
[X ]  Yes


If you answered "No" to question 5, please proceed directly to question 11.

6) Please provide the name of the committee and list the number of meetings held since August 2008.
Name: University Committee for a Sustainable Campus (UCSC)
Number of meetings: 11
Name: Environmental Systems Team
Number of meetings: 11


7) Please provide number of stakeholder representatives on the committee.

 

University Committee for a Sustainable Campus
[#  1  ]  Administrators
[#  2  ]  Faculty
[#  4  ]  Staff
[# 2   ]  Students
[#    ]  Other. Please describe:

 

Environmental Systems Team
[5    ]  Administrators
[8]  Faculty
[8   ]  Staff
[2-5  ]  Students
[#    ]  Other. Please describe:


8) Please provide the name of the chair(s) of the committee for the 2009-2010 academic year, and indicate which stakeholder group the chair(s) represents.
If 2009-2010 academic year information is not yet available, please provide information for 2008-2009 instead.


University Committee for a Sustainable Campus

Name of chair(s): Lynda Boomer, Interim Chair, Energy & Environmental Engineer
Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student): Staff

Name of chair(s): Kathy Lindahl, Assistant VP for Finance & Operations
Position(s) (e.g., administrator, faculty, staff, student): Administrator

9) To whom does the committee report (e.g., president, vice president)?

University Committee for a Sustainable Campus is an advisory committee to the Office of Campus Sustainability and report to the Director for Campus Sustainability.

The environmental systems team reports to the VP for Finance & Operations, but shares recommendations to the VP for Finance & Operations and the Provost.

10) Please list key issues/programs that the committee has addressed or implemented since August 2008.

Key issues/programs that the group has addressed/implemented since August 2008:

UCSC: UN Sustainability Speaker Series

Systems Team: 24 new recommendations to reduce energy & greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water


Progress made on each of these issues since August 2008:

UCSC:  3  speakers covering topics such as carbon & climate change, wicked sustainability problems, the necessity of sustainability in organizations and carbon financial markets.

Systems Team: All 24 recommendations have been endorsed by the VP for Finance & Operations and the Provost. Implementation teams have been formed and work is being done to fully implement the recommendations.

SUSTAINABILITY STAFF
11) Does your school employ sustainability staff (excluding student employees and interns)?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please provide titles and number of sustainability staff.
[2- 16* ]  Number of full-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [Director, Project Coordinator, read more below]
[#    ]  Number of part-time staff (in FTE). Titles: [        ]

*The Office of Campus Sustainability has two full time positions – a director and professional staff member. However depending on how “sustainability staff” is defined, there are several people in many departments who address sustainability issues. For example, MSU has a full time, senior level Energy & Environmental Engineer and a full time Energy Analyst at the Physical Plant. Additionally MSU Recycling and Surplus (whose goal is to reduce waste on campus) have 13 full time employees. The project coordinator in the Office of the VP for Finance & Operations dedicates approximately 90% of her position to campus sustainability and environmental stewardship.

 

 MSU Recycling and Physical Plant Recycling Operations have 3 part-time students, and 9 full-time temporary staff members. The MSU Surplus Store has 5 full-time temporary employees, 1 part-time temporary employee, and two full-time students in the summer.


12) Does the head of the sustainability staff report directly to the president or another high-level administrator (e.g., vice president, vice chancellor)?
[  ]  N/A
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe: VP for Finance & Operations

OFFICE OR DEPARTMENT
13) Does your school have an office or department specifically dedicated to furthering sustainability on campus?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe (including name of office or department and year created): The Office of Campus Sustainability


WEBSITE
14) Does your school have a website detailing its sustainability initiatives?

[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please provide URL: www.sustainability.msu.edu and www.bespartangreen.msu.edu

GREEN PURCHASING
15) Does your school have a formal green purchasing policy?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to full policy, if available:

16) Does your school purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products?
[  ]  No
[  X]  Some. Please describe: Computers, appliances, other
[  ]  All

17) Does your school purchase environmentally preferable paper products (e.g., 100 percent post-consumer recycled content, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council)?
[  ]  No
[ X]  Some. Please describe: Paper
[  ]  All. Please describe:

18) Does your school purchase Green Seal, Environmental Choice certified, or biorenewable cleaning products?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Some. Please describe: Residential and Hospitality Services as well as the Physical Plant choose green cleaning products whenever possible. Both units have gone through all of their products and switched out those with green alternatives.
[  ]  All. Please describe:

19) Are your school's computer/electronics purchase decisions made in accordance with standards such as the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)?
[  ]  No
[ X]  Some. Please describe: The Computer Store makes EPEAT scores available to all patrons. Customers have the final purchasing decision.
[  ]  All

20) Does your school use only pesticides that meet the standards for organic crop production set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or Canadian Organic Standards (excluding on-campus farms)?
[  ]  No
[  ]  Some. Please describe:
[  ]  All

CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INVENTORY

21) Has your school completed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory?
Please check all that apply.
[  ]  No.
[  ]  In progress. Please describe status and provide estimated completion date:
[ X ]  Yes.  Please provide total annual GHG emissions (in metric tons of CO2e). Also, include the start date for each year as well as the URL to each inventory, if available online, or attach the document.
2008: 602,327
2007: 601,579
2006: n/a
2005: n/a

COMMITMENT TO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTION
The purchase of carbon offsets does not count toward greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions for this indicator. They are counted in a subsequent indicator.

22) Has your school made a commitment to reducing GHG emissions by a specific amount?

 [  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please list details.

MSU has two goals for GHG emissions. The first goal is part of our membership in the Chicago Climate Exchange and the second as part of a longer term institutional goal.

 

CCX:

Reduction level: 6%
Baseline year: 2000
Target date: 2010

MSU Institutional Goal:

Reduction level: 15%
Baseline year: 2005-06
Target date: 2015


If you answered only "No" or "In progress" to question 21, please now skip to question 27.

REALIZED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS
23) Has your school achieved a reduction in GHG emissions?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please list details.
Percentage reduced:
Baseline year:
Date achieved:

24) Please provide the total heating and cooling degree days averaged over the past three years.
Data on total degree heating and cooling days is available at: http://www.degreedays.net/ . This information will be used to help reduce bias between schools in different climates.

(Figures from MSU Energy & Environmental Engineer)
Cooling degree days average over the past three years: 530
Heating degree days average over the past three years: 6,987

25) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-thousand-square-foot basis for the past three years.
Per-Thousand-Square-Foot Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total maintained building space in thousands of square feet.
2008: 26.37 MTCE/1,000 sq. ft
2007: 26.53 MTCE/1,000 sq. ft
2006: n/a

26) Please provide GHG emissions figures on a per-full-time-student basis for the past three years.
Per-Student Emissions = Total CO2e in metric tons / Total number of full-time enrolled students.
2008: 12.91 MTCE/student
2007: 12.89 MTCE/student
2006: n/a

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
27) What programs or technologies has your school implemented to improve energy efficiency (e.g., cogeneration plant, retrocommissioning of HVAC systems, performing system tune-ups, temperature setbacks)?
 

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) hours have been reduced to realize up to a 3% energy savings per building. Classes are being consolidated to higher use buildings to use less energy in lower utilized buildings in the evening hours. A 10 kilowatt solar panel powers the lighting for a student activities building, a 40 kilowatt solar panel is part of the new MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center. The Power Plant has been utilizing some biodiesel fuel sources and funding has been provided to explore additional renewable fuels, such as urban waste wood. The MSU Power Plant is a co-generation plant that operates at 60% efficiency

 

A retrocommissioning team is in place to go through and balance building utility systems. Just in Time maintenance programs identify replacement projects to increase energy efficiency when building products systems (e.g. windows) reach the end of their useful life.


ENERGY CONSERVATION
28) Do you facilitate programs that encourage members of the campus community to reduce energy use (e.g., cash incentives, signs reminding individuals to turn off lights and appliances)?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe:

Environmental stewardship on campus is promoted by the "Be Spartan Green" conservation campaign. A resource guide for departments and units was developed to encourage best practices such as purchasing Energy Star equipment and appliances, using energy efficient lighting, and utilizing power management features on equipment. Visual prompts are on most light switches encouraging people to turn off lights and close fume hood sashes.


RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION
29)  Does your school generate renewable electricity?
[  ]  No
[ X]  Yes. Please specify percentage of overall electricity generated from each of the following sources and describe details below.
[    %]  B100 biodiesel
[  <1  %]  Clean biomass
[    %]  Concentrating solar power (CSP)
[    %]  Geothermal
[    %]  Low-impact hydropower
[   <1 %]  Solar photovoltaics
[    %]  Wind
[    %]  Other

Description:  A 10 kilowatt solar panel powers the lighting for a student activities building and a 40 kilowatt array for the new MSU Surplus  Store and Recycling Facility. The biomass at the Power Plant is cornstarch material manufacturing waste product. A geothermal system is in design for the new Life Sciences Building addition.

30)  Does your school have solar hot water systems?
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please specify number of systems and total BTUs generated annually, if available:

RENEWABLE ENERGY PURCHASE
31) Has your school purchased electric energy from renewable sources or renewable energy credits (RECs)?
RECs and electricity from renewable sources must be Green-e certified or meet the requirements of the Green-e standard.
[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe.
Date of most recent contract:
Quantity (kWh):
Percentage of your total electric energy use that it represents:

32) Has your school purchased non-electric energy from renewable sources?
[ X]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe.
Date of most recent contract:
Quantity (BTUs):
Percentage of your total non-electric energy use that it represents:

ON-SITE COMBUSTION
33) Please provide total BTUs of energy for heating and cooling from on-site combustion:

6,676,729 BTUs


34) Please list each fuel source (e.g., coal, natural gas, oil) and the percent of overall BTUs derived from that source:

Coal 81%; Natural Gas 19%


35) Is any on-site combustion for heating and cooling derived from renewable sources?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please describe.
Percentage on-site combustion derived from renewable sources: [< 0.5%]
Total BTUs of energy generated from renewable sources: [#      ]
Description of renewable energy sources used for on-site combustion for heating and cooling:

FOOD & RECYCLING
The food portion of this category is covered in a separate dining survey.

RECYCLING OF TRADITIONAL MATERIALS
36) Please indicate which traditional materials your institution recycles (check all that apply).

[  ]  None
[ x ]  Aluminum
[ x ]  Cardboard
[  ]  Glass
[ x ]  Paper
[ x ]  Plastics (all) (as of September 2009)
[  ]  Plastics (some)
[  ]  Other. Please list:

37) Diversion rate: [n/a %] Recycling Rate is 16%

RECYCLING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE
38) Does your institution have an electronics recycling program?

[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. If available, please indicate the total annual weight or volume of each material collected for recycling or reuse.
[    ]  Batteries
[  x ]  Cell phones
[  x ]  Computers
[    ]  Lightbulbs
[ x ]  Printer cartridges
[   x ]  Other E-waste. Please list: fluorescent tubes

COMPOSTING (ASIDE FROM DINING FACILITIES)
39) What percentage of your campus's landscaping waste is composted or mulched?

[  100   %]

40) Do you provide composting receptacles around campus in locations other than dining halls (e.g., in residence halls, offices, academic buildings)?
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe:

SOURCE REDUCTION
41) Do you have any source-reduction initiatives (e.g., end-of-semester furniture or clothing swaps and collections)?

[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe:  The MSU Surplus Store collects university-owned property for redistribution or public re-sale. Items include furniture, e-waste, compost, office supplies, farm and research equipment, and vehicles. The Pack Up, Pitch In, Help Out program collects furniture, electronics, lumber wood, carpet, clothing, and non-perishable food for recycling or distribution to community organizations each year. Additionally incoming residence hall students receive reusable bottles to reduce plastic water bottle purchases throughout the year. Preliminary data shows about a 30% decrease in water bottles purchased in residence halls as a result.

GREEN BUILDING

GREEN BUILDING POLICY
42) Does your school have a formal green building policy?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please describe policy and provide URL to the full policy, if available:  As part of the University's Rebuild Michigan Project, planning for major renovation projects are required to comply with LEED standards.

GREEN BUILDING STANDARDS
43)
Please indicate LEED-certified buildings.
[# 1 ]  Total number of LEED-certified buildings.
[    sq ft]  Certified-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[ 32,000 sq ft]  Silver-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: Chemistry Building Addition
[    sq ft]  Gold-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Platinum-level (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:

44) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED certification criteria but are not certified.
[#   6   ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED criteria
[    sq ft]  Certified-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[  477,751  sq ft]  Silver-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names: MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center, Secchia Center, Kellogg Pasture-Based Dairy facility, Brody Hall, Life Sciences Building, Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum
[    sq ft]  Gold-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Platinum-level criteria met, but not certified (combined gross square footage). Please list building names:


45) Please indicate buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.

*MSU is part of the Energy Star Building Program as follows (from a 1996 letter to MSU from the Energy Star Representative): EPA and Partner agree that partner may count toward its MOA commitment lighting upgrades that were completed within 18 months prior to joining the Green Lights Program, provided that the upgrades meet the Green Light Program objectives and the proper documentation is required.

[# n/a    ]  Total number of ENERGY STAR buildings. Please list building names: Campus has been acknowledged as an EPA partner in the Energy Star buildings program and green light program since 1996.
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

RENOVATIONS AND RETROFITS
46) Please indicate LEED-EB certified buildings.
[#    0  ]  Total number of LEED-EB certified buildings. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

47) Please indicate buildings that meet LEED-EB certification criteria but are not certified.
[#  0    ]  Total number of buildings that meet LEED-EB criteria but are not certified. Please list building names:
[ 0   sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

48) Please indicate renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled.
[#     0 ]  Total number of renovated buildings that are ENERGY STAR labeled. Please list building names:
[    sq ft]  Combined gross square footage.

49) What energy-efficiency technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., HVAC systems, motion sensors, ambient light sensors, T5 lighting, LED lighting, timers, laundry technology)?   
For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of maintained building space have been retrofitted with motion sensors; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).  

 

HVAC run time reductions, occupancy sensors, energy efficient lighting, LED lighting have been installed/implemented in numerous locations on campus. With 577 buildings, it is too much to quantify at this time, although HVAC reductions have happened in all buildings on campus.

 

50) What water-conservation technologies have you installed in existing buildings (e.g., low-flow faucets, low-flow showerheads, waterless urinals, dual-flush toilets, gray water systems, laundry technology)?   
For each technology, please indicate the number and type of fixtures installed, and the number of buildings in which those fixtures are installed. If possible, include either the percentage of the overall campus fixtures each type represents or the percentage of overall maintained building space that has been renovated with the technology (e.g., 20 buildings representing 10 percent of the maintained building space have been retrofitted with low-flow faucets; thus, 10 percent of the total maintained building space in square feet would be the desired data).   

High volume restrooms in the main library have been retrofitted with low flow toilets to conserve water. The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center uses rainwater to provide water for plumbing.


51) What percentage of your institution's non-hazardous construction and demolition waste is diverted from landfills?
[     %]; no data at this time, but a construction recycling program is in place and a database is being created to capture this information.

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES
52) Are there any sustainability-themed residential communities or housing options at your school?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Name of program:  Residential Initiative for the Study of the Environment (RISE)
Type of community (e.g., hall, building, house): Residence Hall
Number of students involved:
Additional details: RISE is a program for MSU students interested in stewardship of the environment.  RISE provides students a community and curriculum focused on the environment as students get their feet wet and hands dirty applying their knowledge to real life problems and projects.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION
53) Does a portion of your new student orientation specifically cover sustainability?
[  ]  No
[X  ]  Yes. Please describe how sustainability is incorporated (e.g., information sessions, green tour):

During the Academic Orientation Program (required for all incoming students), students are given information about Be Spartan Green, the environmental stewardship campaign.  Students receive a tour of a sustainable residence hall room. New on-campus students receive DVDs about living on campus, which highlights sustainable tips for on-campus living.

INTERNSHIPS/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
54) Does your school offer on-campus office-based sustainability internships or jobs for students?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please provide number of students and average number of hours worked weekly per student:

There are approximately 20-25 student jobs and internships in the environmental stewardship initiative and the Office of Campus Sustainability.

[ 20-25  ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: 15 hours/week
[#     ]  Unpaid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:

55) Does your school have residence hall Eco-Reps or other similar programs to promote behavioral change on campus?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please provide details below, and indicate URL if available:

The environmental stewards program includes faculty, staff and students. Every departments and residence halls have environmental stewards in every building on campus. This is a peer to peer program where stewards help educate and encourage pro-environmental behaviors. Additionally stewards are a point of contact to disseminate information on broader campus changes and feedback and suggestions on how to improve sustainability in their buildings.

www.bespartangreen.msu.edu/stewards
[#     ]  Paid positions. Average hours worked weekly per student:
[#     ]  Positions that award academic credit. Average hours worked weekly per student:
[X  ]  Uncompensated positions. Average hours worked weekly per student: Varies

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
56) Does your school have active student-run organizations devoted to sustainability efforts on campus?
[  ]  No
[ x ]  Yes. Please provide total number of active organizations, names of organizations, a brief description of each, and URLs, if available:

 

Number of organizations: 13

 

ECO (MSU Student Sustainability Organization)

www.msu.edu/~eco

Email: eco@msu.edu

 

Ecological Food and Farm Stewardship Club (E.F.F.S.)

www.msuorganicfarm.com/effs.htm

 

Fishery & Wildlife Club

www.msu.edu/user/fwclub

 

Forestry Club

www.msu.edu/~forestcb/index_files/frame.htm

Email: forestcb@msu.edu

 

Geography Club

www.geographyclub.msu.edu

Email: geoclub@msu.edu

 

Green Party (MSU)

www.msu.edu/~grepeace

Email: GrePeace@msu.edu

 

Michigan Student Sustainability Coalition

www.groups.google.com/group/mssc_mi

 

Outdoors Club

www.msuoc.org

Email: outing@msu.edu

 

Roosevelt Institution (MSU Chapter)

www.msu.rooseveltinstitution.org

Dan Blue

 

Solar Car Team

www.egr.msu.edu/solar

 

Students for Peace & Justice

www.msu.edu/~spj

Email: peaceandjusticemsu@gmail.com

 

Student Greenhouse Project (SGP)

www.greenhouse2001.msu.edu

Email: studentgreenhouse@gmail.com

 

Urban & Regional Planning Student Association

Email: urpsa@msu.edu


SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND COMPETITIONS
57) Does your school organize any sustainability challenges/competitions for your campus and/or with other colleges?
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please list details for all competitions.
Name of competition:
Year initiated:
Frequency of competition:
Participants:
Incentives:
Goal of competition:
Percent of energy/water/waste reduced:
Lasting effects of competition:
Website:

TRANSPORTATION

CAMPUS MOTOR FLEET

58) How many vehicles are in your institution's fleet?
[# 406 ]

59) Please list the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in each class.
[#21]  Hybrid. Please list makes and models: Ford Escape, Honda Civic, Ford Transit Connect
[#  5 ]  Electric. Please describe type of vehicles: Miles
[#        ]  Biodiesel. Please describe type of vehicles and list biodiesel blend(s) used: B-5 and E-10 ethanol
[# 100]  Other. Please describe: Flex fuel vehicles that can use E-85 and gasoline

60) What is the average GHG emission rate per passenger mile of your institution's motorized fleet?
[# 1,000 ]  pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per passenger mile traveled.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
61) Does your school offer incentives for carpooling?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[  X]  Yes. Please describe details of the program including the type of the incentive and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students):

Carpool parking passes are available to the community for a reduced rate.

62) Does your school offer public transportation subsidies?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[x  ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe the program including the size of the discount (as a percent of full price) and eligible community members (e.g., faculty, staff, students):  


63) Does your school provide free transportation around campus?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[ X]  Yes. Please describe: Faculty and staff receive free bus passes for on-campus routes

64) Does your school operate a free transportation shuttle to local off-campus destinations?
[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[ x ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please describe:


BICYCLE PROGRAM
65) Does your school offer a bicycle-sharing/rental program or bicycle repair services?
[  ]  No
[ X ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Year created: 2006
Number of bikes available:  1,000
Fees for participation: Ranges from $4/hour - $90/year. Used bikes are also available for sale
Repair services provided: Full service bike repair

CAR-SHARING PROGRAM
66) Does your school partner with a car-sharing program?

[ X ]  No
[  ]  Yes. Please provide details below.
Year created:
Total number of vehicles:
Number of hybrid vehicles:
Fee for membership:

PLANNING
67) Does your school have policies that support a pedestrian-friendly or bike-friendly campus (e.g., in the school's master plan, a policy prohibiting vehicles from the center of campus)?

[  ]  N/A. Please explain:
[  ]  No
[  X]  Yes. Please describe:

The 2020 Vision Plan planning principles prioritize pedestrians and non-motorized transportation. See excerpt below:

·  Transportation priorities are:

o    Pedestrians

o    Bicycles and other forms of non-motorized transportation

o    Mass transit and service vehicles

o    Private vehicles

www.2020vision.msu.edu

68) What percentage of individuals commute to campus via environmentally preferable transportation (e.g., walking, bicycling, carpooling, using public transit)?
[     %]

STATISTICS

69) Campus setting:
[  ]  Rural
[  X]  Suburban – MSU is located in East Lansing, MI near the capitol city, Lansing, MI. The campus has a park-like setting
[  ]  Urban
[  ]  Other. Please describe:

70)  Total number of buildings: [# 577        ]
71)  Combined gross square footage of all buildings: [# 22,845,137]
72)  Full-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#41,148]
73)  Part-time enrollment (undergraduate and graduate): [#  5,500 ]
74)  Part-time enrollment as a proportion to a full-time course load: [#         ]
75)  Percent of full-time students that live on campus: [   42   %]

Questions 76-87 are for informational purposes only; responses will NOT be included in the Report Card evaluation process.

OTHER AREAS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT

Please mark an "X" next to each item that applies to your institution.

76)  Outdoors club: [ x ]
77)  Disposable water bottle ban: [  ]
78)  Participation in Recyclemania: [  ]
79)  Student trustee position: [  ]
80)  Environmental science/studies major: [ x ]
81)  Environmental science/studies minor or concentration: [ x ]
82)  Graduate-level environmental program: [ x ]
83)  Student green fee: [  ]
84)  Alumni green fund: [  ]
85)  Revolving loan fund for sustainability projects: [  ]
86)  Campus garden or farm: [ x ]
87)  Single-stream recycling: [  ]

 

 

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