What's New in Sustainability
Aggie Blue Bikes undergoes a remodel
Aggie Blue Bikes is currently experiencing an expansion to create more bike storage space, tool racks and room to aid students in repairing their bikes and fixing up rentals, said Stephanie Tomlin, program coordinator of ABB.
Aggie Blue Bikes to get remodel
The shop for Aggie Blue Bikes, a popular Utah State University service providing bicycles and do-it-yourself repair for the campus community, will undergo a $89,000 remodel starting Monday.
USU Campus Watering Explained
Community members have recently observed and commented on landscape watering on the Utah State University campus following the recent, plentiful rains. USU Facilities, the administrative area that coordinates campus landscaping and care, offers an explanation of the irrigation systems and how they work.
1 MayNational Bike Challenge
12 Aug at 3:00 PMSustainability Council Meeting
The USU Sustainability Council meets once a month to discuss sustainability issues and events at th…
29 Aug at 2:00 PMSustainability Connections
Join sustainability organizations as we kick-off another school school year!
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 generates electricity using water and natural gas, thereby reducing the amount of coal produced power needed to power campus.
Aggie Blue Bikes
Question: What organization has over 300 two-wheelers on campus? Answer: Aggie Blue Bikes lends out bicycles. 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%!
Eighteen percent of USU Dining Services food purchases were grown, processed, or both.
The bottled water industry uses 1.5 million tons of plastic every year. If 15% of US college students reused bottles or mugs, we’d eliminate over a billion containers each year.
USU’s Central Energy Plant natural gas cogeneration facility both powers and heats campus!
USU recycles about 25% of its waste each year, including paper, cardboard, plastics 1-7, glass, metal, rigid Styrofoam, batteries, and more. Learn more about recycling.
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 Central Heating
USU central heating system burns natural gas and has reduced air pollutants in Cache Valley by over 230 tons annually.
Aggie Shuttle Buses
Aggie shuttle buses are paid for by student fees and burn natural gas rather than diesel fuel. Catch the shuttle today!