The Beginnings of a Sustainable USU
Talk about creating a sustainable USU has existed for quite a while, but official recognition of reducing our environmental impact began in the 1990's. From creating a sustainability plan in 2007 to implementing Blue Goes Green student fees in 2011, Utah State University has shown it's commitment to caring for the planet and becoming a leader in sustainable campus initiatives.
The Recent History
Sustainability initiatives such as student curriculum, greenhouse gas reduction, and food waste collection are amongst the leading initiatives USU Sustainability is working toward. With many awards like being a Bike Friendly Campus, STARS Silver Rating University, and the Princeton Reviews Top 399 Green Colleges, USU's role in environmental stewardship increases every year.
Obtaining carbon neutrality and engaging the public on sustainability issues are big jobs, but it's because of the small acts of fellow Aggies that keep everything going. Because it can be hard to find out where to begin, we've put togther a few resources to help you find out where you belong in USU Sustainability.
Starting a compost bin takes a bit of work, but luckily with USU, you can drop off your compostable items next to the BNR in the bright yellow bin, you can't miss it!
If you're a student and you see something on campus that can be a lot more eco-friendly, head over to the SSO and get help writing a grant to make it happen.
Our Green Living Guide gives you all the information you need to become a more sustainable Aggie and to make a difference on campus.
Sustainability Resources, All in One Spot
Sustainable thinking has been around at Utah State for a long time. Head over to our historical documents to see where we started or check out what we're doing now.