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USU highlights non-motor transportation at Open Street Festival

Tuesday afternoon, 700 North, or “Aggie Bull-evard,” was shut down on the campus of Utah State University to host the second annual Open Street Festival, an event that celebrated street vibrancy and highlighted non-motor modes of transportation.

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Aggie Bull-evard to close Tuesday for USU sustainability event

Aggie Bull-evard will be closed to all vehicle traffic save for buses from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday for the second annual Open Streets Festival at Utah State University.

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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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upcoming events

1 Oct

Energy Wars

Save energy in campus housing to save money and win prizes!

3 Nov at 10:00 AM

Little Naturalists

Little Naturalists is a program that helps 3-5 year olds learn about and explore the natural world.…

5 Nov at 11:30 AM

Porter Fox on the Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow

Porter Fox, author of Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow, will be joining USU Common…

USU Electricity

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

USU Central Heating

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

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!

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!

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 Shuttle Buses

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

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 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