Bemidji State University’s mission for sustainability is to promote awareness and instill passion for the Earth through our leadership in operational, academic, wellness, and community and cultural activities.

Colorful Wellness Model

Here at BSU, we have a unique understanding of and commitment to sustainability in which we emphasize personal wellness along with social equity, economic feasibility and environmental responsibility. Our perspective has been greatly influenced by the Ojibwe culture and we work with the recognition that we are a part of the earth and are dependent on it for our survival.


Quick Features

Bucky’s Bikes

BSU’s Bucky’s Bikes program provides long-term rentals through the Sustainability Office.

Email for more information or stop by the Sustainability Office to rent a bike!

Bikes are available to rent for $25 per semester or $40 for the summer.

Check out this interactive map of local destinations accessible by bike!

BSU's FreeStore

 Free Store

The store where everything is FREE!

If you’re a currently enrolled student, stop by Mon-Fri from 10:00–3:00 during the school year for school supplies, kitchen items, clothing, textbooks, etc.

Have something you no longer want or need that’s still in good condition?  Donate it by dropping it in the green “Donate Don’t Dumpster” bin as you enter the Free Store. Located in the Sustainability Office right across from the Bookstore.

 Wind Power PurchaseTailWinds logo

BSU was named one of EPA’s Green Power Partners after purchasing enough wind energy through Ottertail Power’s Tailwinds program to cover the electricity usage of the Student Union.  This purchase also gets BSU closer to its carbon reduction goals by reducing our CO2 emissions

Harvesting vegetables at the Food Shelf Farm

Service Learning

Do you need service learning hours for a class? Are you interested in volunteering in our community?  Here are contacts for some great service learning opportunities.