What's New in Sustainability
Sustainability club needs 1,000 lbs of bags
Not only can students get rid of the cache of grocery bags under their kitchen sinks, but their effort could help USU receive a new bench made from recycled materials.
Air pollution top priority for legislators
More than 4,000 people rallied for government intervention against air pollution on Jan. 25 in the largest air quality demonstration in the state, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Jordy Guth, a member of the USU Sustainability Council, was encouraged to see the rally and the awareness people have about air quality.
Blue Goes Green advertises student fee
Signs were placed on projects throughout campus. Liz Kirkham, marketing intern in the Student Sustainability Office, said it’s a passive way to inform students of the fee, the use of the grants and the projects’ direct benefits.
RecycleMania is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling p…
10 Mar at 4:00 PMPlants, Soils & Climate Spring 2014 Seminar Series
3:45 Social in AGRS Atrium for each. Jan. 13, Brent Black, PSC, USU; Jan. 20, No seminar, Martin Lu…
13 Mar at 1:00 PMLong-term Green Power Procurements from Wind Projects
On Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm (EST), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency'…
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.
It’s USU’s computerized watering system. Rain Bird Maxicom gathers real time weather station data to drastically conserve our water yet keep our campus green. Water on wise bird!
Eighteen percent of USU Dining Services food purchases were grown, processed, or both.
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 www.usu.edu.ucc/bikes/.
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 generates electricity using water and natural gas, thereby reducing the amount of coal produced power needed to power campus.
USU Central Heating
USU central heating system burns natural gas and has reduced air pollutants in Cache Valley by over 230 tons annually.
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%!
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.
USU’s Central Energy Plant heats 1/2 of the campus by re-capturing heat as a by-product of electricity production. Help save energy by turning off your unplugging your electronic when they aren't in use.
Aggie Shuttle Buses
Aggie shuttle buses are paid for by student fees and burn natural gas rather than diesel fuel. Catch the shuttle today!