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Utah State participates in Earth Hour

Driving past campus on Saturday night, some may have noticed the big “A” on Old Main was turned off. This was for Earth Hour, an event first started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007.

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Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe speaks on intersection of faith, science

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe knows throwing all the data and scientific evidence at people won’t convince everyone that human-caused global warming is real in a world of polarized opinions.

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Incoming! Aggies Wage Dorm 'Water Wars' to Boost Conservation

Nothing like spirited competition to rally folks around a cause and that’s exactly what a team of Aggies are banking on to raise awareness of the need to conserve one of Utah’s scarcest resources: water.

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upcoming events

23 Apr at 7:30 AM

Bike to Breakfast

1 May

National Bike Challenge

4 May at 10:00 AM

Little Naturalists: Story Time at Swaner

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their…

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

USU Co-Gen

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

Local food

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

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.

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.

USU Central Heating

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

USU Electricity

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

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!

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.