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Green Student Alliance

We are MSU's only sustainability and environmentally conscious student group.  We aim to make positive changes in our community through active changes.  We are sustainability teachers, leaders, motivators and activists. Our goals are to introduce students to the concept and educate about the importance of sustainability, and to teach students how to live more sustainable lives. 

Sustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.  There are three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic, and something is truly sustainable when it is environmentally, socially, AND economically sustainable.

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Missouri State University Campus Garden

Campus Garden

The mission of the Campus Garden is to raise awareness of student sustainability initiatives in the Springfield community, to provide students with the opportunity to be involved with and promote student-run organizations, and to promote organic agriculture for the benefit of the students, the university, and the community.

The Campus Garden allows students to plant, maintain, and harvest vegetables, while also providing healthy produce.

The MSU Campus Garden is a student run sustainability project made possible by the Student Government Association. Proposed and first built in 2011 by Jake Berger and Ben Wensel (with help from the SGA), the garden is now in its third year.

SGA Sustainability CommitteeSGA Logo

As part of the Legislative Branch of our Student Government Association, The Sustainability Committee will address the promotion and advancement of sustainable practices and behaviors on the Missouri State campus. This will include researching proposals to submit to the Sustainability Commission as well as proposing university policies that uphold the commitment to sustainability.

The Sustainability Committee meets every Monday at 6:45 p.m. in Plaster Student Union Room 311.

Interested in joining the Sustainability Committee? Become a Senator!

United Students for Fair TradeFair Trade

The purpose of United Students for Fair Trade (Missouri State Chapter) is to combat the global inequality of an unfair economic system. We realize that there are those who work for an unfair daily wage; those who farm for less than one dollar per day.

Our mission is to educate people about what fair trade is and how to get involved.

What is fair trade?

Fair trade is a movement that seeks fair wages producers (farmers and artisans). As a group of students, we stand together to support this movement by educating others of what fair trade is, promoting it in our university, and ultimately help those who need help.