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USU joins ride-share website Zimride

To cut back on carbon emissions, Utah State University has joined a ride-sharing program open to faculty, staff and students — something many higher education institutions have already done.

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Blue Sky Grant money unavailable on campus

The Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center now features 264 solar panels, funded in part by Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky Grant.

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Ride-sharing program comes to USU

In an effort to make carpooling easier for Utah State University students, faculty and staff, USU Facilities and the Sustainability Council have introduced Zimride, a ride-sharing website.

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upcoming events

31 Jan at 12:00 PM

Clean Air, No Excuses Rally

31 Jan at 12:00 PM

Clean Air, No Excuses Rally 2015

Utah State Capital Building. Salt Lake City in Salt Lake City, Utah

1 Feb


Compete to reduce waste and increase recycling.

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.

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 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!

Bottled Water

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 Recycling

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!

Local food

Eighteen percent of USU Dining Services food purchases were grown, processed, or both.

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.

USU Electricity

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 280 two-wheelers on campus? Answer: Aggie Blue Bikes provides free, healthy transportation. Check ‘em out & use them