Air Quality Work Group
The USU Air Quality Work Group, a subcommittee to the USU Sustainability Council, is exploring ways to improve air quality in Cache Valley as well as reduce overall emissions from Utah State University. This work group includes faculty, staff, students, and community members.
|Randy Martin||Professor of Engineering|
|Ann Armstrong||Graduate Student|
|Lorien Belton||Community-Based Conservation Program Coor.|
|Daniel Ferris||Utility Director|
|Jack Greene||Community member|
|Jordy Guth||Architect and Planner|
|Alonzo Rhodes||Sustainability Council Intern|
|Alexi Lamm||Sustainability Coordinator|
|Jean Lown||Professor of Family, Consumer, and Human Dev.|
|Jacqueline Lowry||Community member|
|Tony Lowry||Professor of Geology|
|Robert Schmidt||Professor of Environment and Society|
|Paul Rogers||Director, Western Aspen Alliance|
|Susanne Janecke||Professor of Geology|
|Mike Taylor||Professor of Physics|
|TJ Hall||Aggie Blue Bike Coordinator|
USU's sustainability programs support improve air quality in Cache Valley and throughout the state. Some efforts USU has taken to improve air quality include:
- Introducing a carbon offset fund available for voluntary contribution from people qualifying for travel reimbursements from the university. The fund has supported an electronic fuel injection mower, Clear the Air Carbon Offset Grants, and Zimride rideshare service.
- Collaborating with Weber State and Utah Clean Energy to promote electric vehicle use through the Drive Electric Northern Utah program. In anticipation of increased demand for EV support infrastructure in northern Utah, USU is adding new charging stations as opportunities arise.
- Applying for and receiving grants from UCAIR for two electric vehicles, an electric vehicle charging station, and a bike share program in collaboration with the City of Logan.