Michigan State University

2011 Events

LUNCHTIME BROWNBAGS

Raising Chickens in Your Backyard!

Tuesday, January 18 – noon – 1pm
MSU Main Library, North Conference Room (W449)

Have you always wanted chickens in your backyard? Raising poultry in an urban environment is easy and becoming popular across the country. In this informal panel discussion, Lansing area residents will share their experience and enthusiasm with backyard flocks.

Topics will include local ordinances, building a chicken coop, getting started, and harvesting eggs.

The Urbandale Farm Project, with Laura DeLind

Thursday, February 24, 2011
MSU Main Library, North Conference Room (W449)

Learn about Lansing's first urban farm, established in 2010 by the Lansing Urban Farm Project and supported by area residents, MSU students and AmeriCorps volunteers.

How to Achieve Energy Savings

Becky Jo Farrington, Outreach and Education Manager, Michigan Energy Options (formerly Urban Options)
Thursday, October 20, 2011
MSU Main Library, North Conference Room (W449)

Learn what you can do to save energy, and about programs and products that are available for achieving energy savings

Michigan's Energy Future

Tremaine Phillips, Chief Program Officer at the Prima Civitas Foundation
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
MSU Main Library, North Conference Room (W449)

Tremaine Phillips will discuss policy, technology, climate science, and what we can do at work and at home to be better e-stewards.

Tremaine graduated from MSU in 2008 with a degree in Environmental Economics and Policy, with specializations in Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Studies. Before working at the Prima Civitas Foundation, he held positions at the Michigan Environmental Council and the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth.

We hope to see many of you on Tuesday, 11/29 at 12:10pm for what we know will be an interesting and informative presentation. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

EARTH WEEK EVENTS

Wednesday, April 20, 10am-2pm: Recycling Info, Environmental Books, & WALL-E

MSU Main Library, 1 West (Writing Center Area)

Take an Earth Day break on April 20 to learn about recycling at MSU and check out environmental and Earth Day books. The Pixar movie WALL-E will also be shown. 

Thursday, April 21, 12:10-12:50 pm: Beal Garden Tour

Tours begin near the pond, in the southeast corner of the garden

Join Beal Garden assistant curator Peter Carrington for an enjoyable, informative tour of MSU's historic garden: home to endangered plants, native Michigan forest species, wetland plants and much more. On April 21, Peter will share his extensive knowledge of edible and toxic plants.

In case of rain, join us in the Main Library for a virtual tour of the Beal Garden in the Reference Instruction Room, 1 East.

Appreciating & Preserving Biodiversity for Our Future (Exhibit)

North Stairwell           

Earth Week is a great time to stop by the Appreciating & Preserving Biodiversity for Our Future exhibit. This exhibit is sponsored by the Library Environmental Committee and was put together by Susan Kendall.

Don’t forget about all you can do at work and home to help out our planet this week (and every week). Happy Earth Week from the Library Environmental Committee!!

EARTH WEEK EVENTS

Earth Day Recycling Game

Friday, April 20, Noon - 4:00 pm
MSU Main Library, 1 West (Writing Center Area)

Take an Earth Day study break to learn about recycling options at MSU. Test your recycling knowledge (and win a prize!) by joining our recycling game.

Earth Day activities are in conjunction with the Main Library exhibit on the first floor, which runs from April 1 - June 30.

Earth Day Activities  (Special Event)

Take an Earth Day study break on April 20! Learn about recycling options, environmental resources at MSU, and how you can help save the earth.

BEAL GARDEN TOURS

Tours

April 21
May 12
June 16
July 14
September 22
October 20
12:10 pm. Tours begin near the pond in the garden.

Join Beal Garden assistant curator Peter Carrington for an enjoyable, informative tour of MSU's historic garden: home to endangered plants, native Michigan forest species, wetland plants and much more. Peter will share his extensive knowledge of plants while exploring the garden. Peter's sense of humor makes his tours a relaxing way to spend the lunch hour!

In case of rain, join us in the North Conference Room on the fourth floor of the Main Library's west wing for a virtual tour of the Beal Garden.