Carbon neutrality by 2050 may seem like a lofty goal. Faculty, staff, and students formed the Sustainability Council when USU joined the President's Climate Commitment in 2007 to ensure present and future Aggies have the means to thrive. The vision is to infuse environmental, social, and economic sustainability throughout USU’s academic and operational endeavors. Programs and collaborations include the Sustainability Corps, Green Office Program, Energy Wars, active transportation, Planetary Thinking in the Curriculum, Open Streets Festival, and Earth Day. The Council also coordinates with the Student Sustainability Office, which implements Student Sustainability Grants, USU Farmers Market, True Blue Reuse, and other programs. USU is also a contributing member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Work groups make up the Council, including: