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Aggie Blue Bikes to get remodel

The shop for Aggie Blue Bikes, a popular Utah State University service providing bicycles and do-it-yourself repair for the campus community, will undergo a $89,000 remodel starting Monday.

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USU Campus Watering Explained

Community members have recently observed and commented on landscape watering on the Utah State University campus following the recent, plentiful rains. USU Facilities, the administrative area that coordinates campus landscaping and care, offers an explanation of the irrigation systems and how they work.

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Display Locations Wanted For Logan High Poster Contest Winners

Watch for the winning posters from the Logan High Clean Air Poster Contest displayed throughout Cache Valley. A full set of posters will be displayed at the Logan City Library and Logan High School Media Center. If you're interested in receiving posters (free of cost) to display for your business, church, school, or public bulletin board, contact Ed Stafford at ed.stafford@usu.edu or 435-797-3890. Thank you to the businesses that are already displaying them for their patrons.

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upcoming events

1 May

National Bike Challenge

8 Jul at 3:00 PM

Sustainability Council Meeting

The USU Sustainability Council meets once a month to discuss sustainability issues and events at th…

9 Jul at 7:00 PM

Solar Bulk Purchasing Workshop

Cache Clean Air Consortium (CCAC) and Gardner Energy will be hosting several community workshops. T…

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%!

USU Central Heating

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

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.

USU Co-Gen

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

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.

Aggie Shuttle Buses

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

USU Electricity

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

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 www.usu.edu.ucc/bikes/.

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.

Local food

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

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!