Ann Erhardt, Director of Sustainability, Michigan State University (Lansing, MI): MSU Sustainability: Developing Social Sustainability in Campus Engagement Programs
This presentation will highlight several of MSU’s programs focused on creating a more sustainability campus. Many of these programs include social sustainability as a keystone to success. Certainly MSU can advance sustainability through technological improvements and efficiencies, but without the social aspects of sustainability and recognizing that sustainability can only occur through the engagement of our community will we truly be successful. I will highlight several on going sustainability programs on campus but I will spend the majority of time focused on our newest program, URBAN WOOD which is an inter-disciplinary project focused on true sustainability business including connections with academic/research partners.