Aggies mark Earth Day with a
fair focused on simple ways to live greener
April 23, 2009 | LOGAN -- Living a greener lifestyle
accompanied recycling as main themes at an Earth Day
fair sponsored by USU Student services Wednesday.
Aggie Blue Bikes gave attendees a bike toss and displayed
a bike-powered generator that helped them provide music.
USU recycling was on hand to promote recycling and
let people know where to recycle and what can and cannot
be recycled. Recycling bins are available in classrooms
and hallways on campus and at drop-off areas at the
Recycling Area at 870 E. 1250 North in Logan and at
Aggie Village along East Stadium Drive.
Logan Recycling gave out reusable grocery bags to
anyone that promised to use them instead of paper or
plastic bags. They also gave donuts to people that wrote
down ways to live a greener lifestyle by reducing energy
"I am going to conserve energy during the day
by turning off the lights and I pledged to use this
blue bag at the grocery store to reduce my plastic waste,"
Nicole Allred said.
USU's Be Well program also was able to tie in eating
healthier to reducing litter because most healthy foods,
such as fruits and vegetables, are biodegradable.
Nate Millard, with USU's Sustainability Council, said,
"We already do a lot of stuff that is sustainable. It's
fairly easy to and with most things it's economically
Millard said sustainability is about the long-term.
He was at the fair to promote sustainability in Cache
Valley, like reducing driving for better air quality
during the winter and buying locally grown produce.