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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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Renowned climate scientist, Evangelical Christian to speak in Logan

A renowned climate scientist will speak at two events in Logan on March 24. Named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2014, Katharine Hayhoe uses her study of climate and perspective as an Evangelical Christian to educate others on the realities of climate change.

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upcoming events

1 Feb


Compete to reduce waste and increase recycling.

30 Mar at 4:00 PM

Dan Beard Talk

New Perspectives on Western Water Policy

31 Mar

Blue Goes Green Grant Deadline

Spring 2015 large grant deadline for grants above $1500

Aggie Shuttle Buses

Aggie shuttle buses are paid for by student fees and burn natural gas rather than diesel fuel.  Catch the shuttle today!

Local food

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

USU Co-Gen

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.