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USU Permaculture Initiative Underway

This Fall, both USU Logan and USU Moab saw their first plantings as part of a coordinated effort to model pollinator friendly, perennial edible, water-wise, beautiful landscaping. Learn more about the USU Permaculture Initiative and how you can become part of the movement.

Appraising the Value of Nature: Ecosystem Services

High Country News recently released an article entitled "How much money is a healthy ecosystem worth?" The article highlights that the Colorado River Basin was recently estimated by Earth Economics to be worth between $69.2 and $496.4 billion annually in ecosystem services!

America's Top Ten Greenest Colleges Released

The Sierra Club has released their annual Top Green Colleges report. The top colleges of the annual “Cool Schools” ranking exhibit sustainability in every level of their operation—from energy usage to recycling to food sourcing to curriculum. Find out who this year's winners are and where USU ranks!