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USU student sustainability group to hold yard sale

Utah State University’s Students for Sustainability is hosting its first “True Blue Reuse Sale” Saturday and Monday, allowing the general public and students to buy donated items at reduced prices.

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Q&A: USU organic farm production manager Nate Staker talks heirloom veggies, education

Just off of 800 East in Logan lies a one-acre stretch of green run by Utah State University students, featuring a variety of vegetables ranging from tomatoes to blue peas (which students have appropriately dubbed “converted Aggie peas”).

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Art for Air

Students from Utah State University are creating artwork surrounding the issues of poor air quality in Cache Valley, UT. Aided by a grant from the Sustainability Council, they want to help others to be aware of what's going on and promote positive change!

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upcoming events

1 May

National Bike Challenge

Join over 200 cyclists at USU to compete against other USU departments and other universities in th…

19 Sep at 7:00 PM

Star Party

Join Swaner EcoCenter for a star party talk and hands on viewing!

20 Sep

Top of Utah marathon

USU Co-Gen

USU’s Central Energy Plant natural gas cogeneration facility both powers and heats campus!

USU Electricity

USU generates electricity using water and natural gas, thereby reducing the amount of coal produced power needed to power campus.

USU Recycling

USU recycles about 25% of its waste stream each year, including paper, cardboard, plastics 1-7, glass, metal, rigid Styrofoam, batteries, and more. Learn more about USU Recycling Center!

Save a Watt-Save a Lot!

Did you know that USU has retrofitted 3.5 million square feet of space with new efficient fluorescent lighting, reducing the power bill by 30%!

Aggie Blue Bikes

Question:What organization has over 280 two-wheelers on campus? Answer: Aggie Blue Bikes provides free, healthy transportation. Check ‘em out & use them

Local food

Eighteen percent of USU Dining Services food purchases were grown, processed, or both.

Bottled Water

Aggies . . .The bottled water industry uses 1.5 million tons of plastic every year. If only 15% of U.S. college students used reusable mugs or bottles instead of disposable every day, we’d eliminate over a billion containers each year.

USU Central Heating

USU central heating system burns natural gas and has reduced air pollutants in Cache Valley by over 230 tons annually.

Aggie Shuttle Buses

Aggie shuttle buses are paid for by student fees and burn natural gas rather than diesel fuel.  Catch the shuttle today!

Rain Bird

It’s USU’s computerized watering system. Rain Bird Maxicom gathers real time weather station data to conserve our water yet keep our campus green.

Irrigation at USU

The grounds at USU are watered with canal water rather than treated culinary water. It saves the energy used to purify the water for people.