What's New in Sustainability
USU joins ride-share website Zimride
To cut back on carbon emissions, Utah State University has joined a ride-sharing program open to faculty, staff and students — something many higher education institutions have already done.
Blue Sky Grant money unavailable on campus
The Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center now features 264 solar panels, funded in part by Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky Grant.
Ride-sharing program comes to USU
In an effort to make carpooling easier for Utah State University students, faculty and staff, USU Facilities and the Sustainability Council have introduced Zimride, a ride-sharing website.
31 Jan at 12:00 PMClean Air, No Excuses Rally
31 Jan at 12:00 PMClean Air, No Excuses Rally 2015
Utah State Capital Building. Salt Lake City in Salt Lake City, Utah
Compete to reduce waste and increase recycling.
Aggie Shuttle Buses
Aggie shuttle buses are paid for by student fees and burn natural gas rather than diesel fuel. Catch the shuttle today!
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’s Central Energy Plant natural gas cogeneration facility both powers and heats campus!
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.
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!
Eighteen percent of USU Dining Services food purchases were grown, processed, or both.
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.
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.
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/.
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%!