Michigan State University Fall 2021 Update

Break Free from Plastics

Our focus this semester was to phase out single-plastics on campus! Single-use plastics are clogging our landfills, littering our communities, and polluting our parks and waterways, including the Red Cedar and the Great Lakes. Not to mention, single-use plastics are made from fossil fuels and their production contributes to our worsening climate crisis. We worked to build support from students to convince Michigan State to lead the way on this issue by becoming the first college in Michigan to sign the Break Free from Plastics Pledge. This semester, we collected petitions from over 800 students and got over 40 student organizations to endorse our campaign!

Check out our Letter to the Editor calling on MSU to ban single-use plastics in the Lansing State Journal here!

We’re so excited about all the things we were able to accomplish this semester and are looking forward to hitting the ground running next year! Want to learn more about getting involved? Fill out this interest form.

Our campaigns next semester:

  • Break Free from Plastics – We’ll continue our work to phase out unnecessary single use plastics on campus and commit MSU to be the first campus in the state to sign the Break Free From Plastics Pledge!
  • New Voters Project – With the 2022 Midterms around the corner, we’ll work with our campus partners to ensure every student on campus knows when, where, and how to vote!

Apply for an internship for next semester!