As part of USU's Climate Commitment signed by President Stan Albrecht, the university has joined over 200 institutions of higher education across the country in reporting to an online system measuring sustainability performance. USU received silver, now rated among three other UT universities.
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
Have you heard of the Nature Conservancy? Did you know there was a strong Utah chapter? Since 1984, the Utah chapter of the Nature Conservancy has helped to protect more than 1.2 million acres of public and private land throughout the state, for plants, animals, and people.
Oct 8, 2013
Carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels in the United States peaked at more than 1.6 billion tons of carbon in 2007. Since then they have fallen 11 percent, dropping to over 1.4 billion tons in 2013, according to estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Oct 3, 2013
Of hundreds of universities competing, USU ranked first in the 2013 National Bike Challenge university category. We logged 91,075 miles, burned 1,284,624 kcal, saved $13168 by not paying for gasoline, and prevented 41,473 pounds of carbon from entering the atmosphere. Nice work, USU!
Sep 4, 2013
From workshops to campus gardens to national experts, permaculture design is gaining momentum at USU. Join us at one of our many upcoming permaculture events!
Aug 26, 2013
Could Utah schools begin stocking their cafeterias with produce grown on school grounds, by students? The Denver School Farms project shows this could also work in Colorado's neighbor state of Utah.
Aug 21, 2013
The Extension Sustainability Summit was designed by Extension educators, for Extension educators, to assess what major environmental sustainability programs are currently being delivered through Cooperative Extension, and to envision our future direction. Space is limited so register today!
Aug 20, 2013
FoodCorps has 80 Service Members and 12 FoodCorps Fellows making a difference at 61 sites across 12 states! Their mission is to give all youth an enduring relationship with healthy food, through the hands and minds of emerging leaders.
Aug 13, 2013
Teens Turning Green, a student-led movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices, has developed a brand new informative and actionable resource for first year (and all) students called Freshman Green 15.
Aug 1, 2013
A resource for people and organizations looking to promote more sustainable consumption patterns in Mexico, Canada, and the United States.