What's New in Sustainability
Utah State participates in Earth Hour
Driving past campus on Saturday night, some may have noticed the big “A” on Old Main was turned off. This was for Earth Hour, an event first started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007.
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.
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.
18 Apr at 11:00 AMLogan City Earth Day
20 Apr at 10:00 AMLittle Naturalists: Story Time at Swaner
Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their…
23 Apr at 7:30 AMBike to Breakfast
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!
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%!
USU Central Heating
USU central heating system burns natural gas and has reduced air pollutants in Cache Valley by over 230 tons annually.
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’s Central Energy Plant natural gas cogeneration facility both powers and heats campus!
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.
Aggie Shuttle Buses
Aggie shuttle buses are paid for by student fees and burn natural gas rather than diesel fuel. Catch the shuttle today!
USU generates electricity using water and natural gas, thereby reducing the amount of coal produced power needed to power campus.
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.
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.