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Recycling becomes more efficient

Recycling on campus is now easier thanks to efforts by the Utah State University’s Sustainability Council...

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Club seeks to amp recycling on game day

The Students for Sustainability Club is increasing their recycling effort by participating in the Game Day Challenge, a nation-wide competition among colleges and universities to recycle what is generated at home football games.

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Residents Optimistic About Air Quality Issues

"Cutting through the fog: Air quality concerns still high, but there’s optimism in the wind."

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upcoming events

1 Oct

Energy Wars

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

30 Oct at 7:00 PM

Scary Stories on the Lawn

Are you afraid of the dark? It’s Halloween’s Eve and local folklorist Daniel Bishop will share hau…

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.…

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.

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!

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.

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/.

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%!

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.

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.