MSU Mankato is taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

The university's carbon footprint has fallen 6.8 percent over a four year period.

Facilities Management is credited for cutting back on MSU's energy use.

A new dining center on campus has reduced waste by 92 percent.

They also started collecting food waste for composting.

"We're moving forward, but we haven't done everything that we said we're going to do in the Climate Action Plan, which the committee developed," Dr. Louis Schwartzkopf, Professor of Physics Emeritus said.

The next step is to look at renewable energy and reducing waste on campus.