Our mission is to assist the development of sustainable communities by conducting excellent scholarly research, teaching and outreach in the following areas:
- education and civic engagement,
- community, food, and agriculture,
- natural resources and environment, and
- recreation and tourism systems
The Michigan State University Department of Community Sustainability serves to engage with colleagues, students, stakeholders and communities to address social choices within specific environmental, economic and cultural contexts that advance or conflict with sustainability goals.
As scholar-practitioners, and as a multidisciplinary department within the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, we address critical issues at the interfaces of agriculture, natural resources, recreation, and communities. We seek to help people understand the dynamic interactions in their communities, ecosystems, and the world, as well as opportunities for sustainable revitalization.