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.
Oct 9, 2014
Oct 7, 2014
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!
Sep 22, 2014
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!
Sep 11, 2014
USU is setting records at the Bonneville Salt Flats near Salt Lake City with a race car fueled by algae and safflower seeds. Researchers believe this could be the fuel of the future.
Sep 2, 2014
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities is an interagency program with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These agencies are collaborating to change policies and improve communities.
Aug 26, 2014
A new article in Ensia Magazine features how “when the economy goes in circles, everybody wins.” With rising pressures, forward-thinking companies in Europe and some U.S. states are finding ways to take back, reuse, refurbish or recycle all kinds of things that would otherwise be thrown away.
Aug 19, 2014
Swedish researchers have developed a simple device called the "surface emissions trap," which significantly improves indoor air quality by trapping harmful chemicals emitted from glues, paints and building materials. The trap also removes emissions from mould and unpleasant odors.
Jul 28, 2014
The Green Parks Plan has established environmental performance targets for our National Parks, empowering staff to be agents of change, collaborating with stakeholders, and engaging millions of visitors to support this effort during visits and while at home. This plan is making a big difference!
Jul 16, 2014
The Ashevillage Institute, a nonprofit organization based out of Asheville, North Carolina, is offering a Wise Water School yearlong distance program with a 10-day residential option. Brad Lancaster (author of Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond: Volumes 1&2) is the lead course instructor.
Jul 10, 2014
USDA has recently unveiled www.usda.gov/ newfarmers, a one-stop shop for new and beginning farmers entering agriculture. The website is a practical, workable tool that will help farmers and ranchers of tomorrow tap into the range of USDA resources.