ECO Paw launched on campus

June 2, 2010

MSU's Environmental Collaborative Office is building on the momentum of April's Earth Day and ECO Week activities with the launch of ECO Paw.

The program for faculty and staff is designed to enhance environmental stewardship, maximize resources and contribute to a healthier campus community.

ECO Paw gives every employee an opportunity to make a difference and help the university achieve the goals of the American College and Universities Presidents' Climate Commitment, according to Jeremiah Dumas, MSU ECO director.

"We have been fielding questions from departments interested in cutting energy consumption, recycling and going greener, and now ECO Paw will provide the framework and tools for departments to become more efficient and effective in using resources," Dumas said. "And ECO Paw fits well into our land-grant mission of teaching, research and service."

ECO Paw consists of four tiers covering operations, transportation, materials, community, and quality of life that take participants from an introductory phase with easily obtainable goals to the highest level consisting of more complex standards. There is no cost to participate.

Dumas encourages departments and campus units interested in participating to visit ECO Paw online at or to contact him directly at or 662-325-0216.