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What's New in Sustainability

It’s electric

Utah State University Parking and Transportation Services has teamed up with the S.J & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources to bring electric vehicle charging stations to campus. Two stations have been installed in the orange staff lot by the college of natural resources, and each station can charge two cars.

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Journalist warns of ski industry collapse due to climate change

The impact of climate change over the next several decades could hurt Utah’s reputation for having “the greatest snow on Earth,” decimating a sport that infuses roughly $750 million into the local economy each year.

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Mayor Craig Petersen, Councilman Herm Olsen install home solar systems through program that may come to USU

Logan city leaders are considering bringing a program to Cache Valley that would make purchasing solar systems for homes less expensive — an option that Logan Mayor Craig Petersen and Municipal Councilman Herm Olsen have taken advantage of to add solar to their homes and encourage solar adoption in the valley.

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upcoming events

1 Oct

Energy Wars

Save energy in campus housing to save money and win prizes!

1 Dec at 10:00 AM

Little Naturalists

Little Naturalists is a program that helps 3-5 year olds learn about and explore the natural world.…

1 Dec at 10:00 AM

Little Naturalists: Story Time at Swaner

Little Naturalist is the perfect program for 3 to 5 year olds who are curious about animals, their…

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

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!

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 Electricity

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

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 Co-Gen

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

USU Central Heating

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

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.

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.