MSU Tollgate Farm Virtual Sustainable Stewards Series

What does sustainability mean, and why is it important to you? 

A steward is someone whose responsibility it is to take care of something. MSU Tollgate Farm is offering this FREE virtual 3 part Sustainable Stewards Series to explore how you can be a sustainability steward with your peers and with community partners. These panel discussions will help you prepare for college and career as you explore how sustainability will impact your future in meaningful ways. 

Led by college students and local community partners and moderated by staff, these virtual panel discussions will be
followed by Q & A and peer-to-peer discussion.

Becoming a Sustainable Steward - March 26, 2021 4-5 p.m. EST – MSU Sustainable Spartans

How might sustainability play a role in your future career? Join members of the MSU Sustainable Spartans to explore principles of sustainability, and how they can inform and influence every career and field of study choice you may make in your upcoming journey. Students from a variety of academic programs will share what sustainability means to them and why it might be important to you.

Solve Climate by 2030: Climate Solutions for Michigan - April 7, 2021 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. EST - MSU Sustainability and Partners

Hear from experts and state leaders as they share ambitious, but feasible actions, which could be taken to combat climate change in Michigan. Part of the international Solve Climate by 2030 initiative, join one of over 100 webinars across the world highlighting how ambitious state and local action can put us on the path to solving climate change by 2030, and how you can get involved Registration specific for Solve Climate available at:

Water World - April 23, 2021 4–5 p.m. EST – Erin Cassidy and members of Friends of the Rouge

Friends of the Rouge seek to restore, protect, and enhance the Rouge River Watershed through individual and community actions to assure that its natural, economic, and recreational value enhances the quality of life in the ecosystem. Along with other teen leaders and Friends of the Rouge staff and volunteers, explore issues facing this local watershed and the work of FOTR during this panel discussion.

Climate Science Basics: Climate Science and YOU - May 21, 2021 4-5 p.m. EST - Lindsey Kemmerling, MSU PhD Candidate, MSU Kellogg Biological Station

What do you know about how climate change impacts you and how you impact climate change? Explore climate science and climate change with PhD candidate Lindsey Kemmerling as she shares climate science basics to help you build your own knowledge and understanding. Explore your own carbon footprint and engage in conversation about how you can make a difference.

Once registered, watch your email for a zoom invitation. 
Friday, 4 - 5 p.m. EST
March 26, April 23, May 21

Register early to save your space. This series is a precursor to the summer Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute, but it is not necessary to take place in the institute to attend these sessions. All are welcome! 
Participants under 18 need parental consent to participate in this program.

Registration for Tollgate Farm Virtual Sustainable Stewards Series is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 20, 2021.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Ellen Koehler at 248-701-9956 or