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Air Quality Work Group

The USU Air Quality Work Group, a subcommittee to the USU Sustainability Council, is exploring ways to improve air quality in Cache Valley as well as reduce overall emissions from Utah State University. This work group includes faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Randy Martin Professor of Engineering
Ann Armstrong Graduate Student
Lorien Belton Community-Based Conservation Program Coor.
Daniel Ferris Utility Director
Jack Greene Community member
Jordy Guth Architect and Planner
Alonzo Rhodes Sustainability Council Intern
Alexi Lamm Sustainability Coordinator
Jean Lown Professor of Family, Consumer, and Human Dev.
Jacqueline Lowry Community member
Tony Lowry Professor of Geology
Robert Schmidt Professor of Environment and Society
Paul Rogers Director, Western Aspen Alliance
Susanne Janecke Professor of Geology
Mike Taylor Professor of Physics
TJ Hall Aggie Blue Bike Coordinator

USU's sustainability programs support improve air quality in Cache Valley and throughout the state. Some efforts USU has taken to improve air quality include:
  • Introducing a carbon offset fund available for voluntary contribution from people qualifying for travel reimbursements from the university. The fund has supported an electronic fuel injection mower, Clear the Air Carbon Offset Grants, and Zimride rideshare service.
  • Collaborating with Weber State and Utah Clean Energy to promote electric vehicle use through the Drive Electric Northern Utah program. In anticipation of increased demand for EV support infrastructure in northern Utah, USU is adding new charging stations as opportunities arise.
  • Applying for and receiving grants from UCAIR for two electric vehicles, an electric vehicle charging station, and a bike share program in collaboration with the City of Logan.