Outside of the classroom, braving the chilly January weather, Utah State University faculty members will be serving up hot beverages to students and encouraging them to rethink the way they commute to campus Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 10-11 a.m. outside the Merrill-Cazier Library.
The USU faculty members will be petitioning students to participate in sustainable transportation while handing out hot chocolate and coffee generously donated by Caffe Ibis. The event is one aspect of a larger clean air campaign to be held on USU’s campus during January and February.
The campaign, Keep Logan Clear, is a movement hosted by USU’s Aggie Commuter Club. The goal of the campaign is to encourage students, faculty and staff alike to rethink their commuting choices and seek out more sustainable options. Logan City and USU have a variety of programs in place to help people to get to and from campus sustainably including free bus systems, available bike rentals and carpooling options. The goal of the campaign is to get more people to try out the options available to them and decrease the number of single occupancy vehicles that USU contributes to Cache County’s commuter population.
“We want people to see that there are a lot of different options available for people who are committed to keeping our valley’s air clean and this campaign makes getting to campus in new ways exciting,” said Aggie Commuter Club President Sarah Ross.
The campaign runs from Jan. 16 to Feb. 23. A social media contest will encourage people to participate in sustainable transportation for a chance to win prizes from local businesses. By following the Aggie Commuter Club on Instagram (@aggiecommuter) and posting a picture of themselves biking, walking, carpooling or riding the bus to campus with the hashtag #keeploganclear individuals will be eligible to be selected as one of the weekly winners during the campaign’s six-week duration.
Contact: Sarah Beth Ross, USU Air Quality Intern, email@example.com, 385-299-6994