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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.

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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.

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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.

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upcoming events

1 May

National Bike Challenge

9 Sep at 3:00 PM

Sustainability Council Meeting

The USU Sustainability Council meets once a month to discuss sustainability issues and events at th…

10 Sep at 7:00 PM

The Crossroads Project Performance & Presentation

Caine College of the Arts and the USU Sustainability Programs invite you to join fellow USU faculty…

USU Electricity

USU generates electricity using water and natural gas, thereby reducing the amount of coal produced power needed to power campus.

USU Recycling

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.

USU Co-Gen

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

Aggie Shuttle Buses

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

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%!

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.

Bottled Water

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 Central Heating

USU central heating system burns natural gas and has reduced air pollutants in Cache Valley by over 230 tons annually.

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.