What's New in Sustainability
Composter reduces food waste
Since January, a machine which converts food waste to compost, a nutrient-rich soil supplement for plants, has been running outside the Stan Laub Training Center.
USU program to benefit bike commuters
Utah State University is going to conduct a pilot program later this year that allows employees who bike to work to be reimbursed up to $240 a year for commuting costs.
RecycleMania, a competition to raise awareness about recycling, reusing and conservation, is held every year on campuses across the United States and Canada.
Compete to reduce waste and increase recycling.
5 Mar2015 Intermountain Sustainability Summit
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: David W. Orr David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmen…
5 MarIntermountain Sustainability Summit
The Intermountain Sustainability Summit aims to bring together civic leaders, sustainability profes…
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%!
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.
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/.
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 natural gas cogeneration facility both powers and heats campus!
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.
Eighteen percent of USU Dining Services food purchases were grown, processed, or both.
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.
Aggie Shuttle Buses
Aggie shuttle buses are paid for by student fees and burn natural gas rather than diesel fuel. Catch the shuttle today!