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LBC Awarded 13 Spartan Green Certifications

Matt Winowiecki, Dan Koch and Chip Hornburg
From left to right: Holmes Maintenance Managers Matt Winowiecki, EHS, Emergency Management, Security and
Sustainability Coordinator Dan Koch and RHS East Neighborhood Maintenance Manager Chip Hornburg at the Be
Spartan Green Earth Day Gala

On April 20th, MSU hosted the Be Spartan Green Earth Day Gala, an event honoring Spartans who have made significant contributions to achieving sustainability goals on campus. At the event, Lyman Briggs College was awarded 13 Spartan Green Certifications to honor our commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. The LBC administrative offices and 12 lab spaces were given gold certifications, the highest of three levels of achievement. Gold lever certifications are reserved for units that "demonstrate a sustainability initiative or project that goes above and beyond the requirements of Bronze and Silver Certifications."

LBC's EHS, Emergency Management, Security and Sustainability Coordinator Dan Koch attended the Gala to receive the certifications. Koch has been one of the main contributors in LBC's push for improved sustainability.

"In 2010, LBC created and have continued a cooperative effort, with Holmes RHS Maintenance Management and their Staff members, to develop the MSU Sustainability program here in Holmes Hall," said Koch. "RHS East Neighborhood Maintenance Manager Chip Hornburg, plus Holmes Maintenance Managers, Matt Winowiecki (current) and Dan Giggy (former), have worked together with me and the LBC Dean Team in taking steps that have continuously improved our commitment to MSU Sustainability.