The MSU Student Housing Cooperative started the Green Energy Initiative with the dream of making all 15 cooperatively operated houses go carbon neutral, (now 17 houses – The MSU SHC owns 14 houses in East Lansing, 2 in Lansing, and 1 in Meridian Township).
Former board member, sustainability fellow and MSU student Sam Berndt started the MSU SHC Sustainability Committee, beginning his project efforts in 2017. “I brought up the idea like, ‘Hey I really want to do this, I’m really interested in making us become 100 percent carbon neutral, because it’s in our [end] policies that we will promote ecological stewardship and promote sustainability,’” he said. “Essentially from there I ended up becoming the sustainability fellow.”
To achieve this goal, we aim to deploy 667 – 300W panels amongst our cooperative houses and surrounding community.